Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together. I couldn't believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was… Continue reading Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover
Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn't too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto… Continue reading Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture
After last years year of stitches make I decided to undertake another this year. This one however is slightly different to last years and instead of little pictures I'm trying out all different stitches for each of the days, I've been wanting to try out lots of new stitches for a while now and this… Continue reading Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!
It doesn't seem two minutes ago I was starting my first year of stitches yet a whole year has gone by and my 2018 year of stitches has come to an end. I'm hoping this next year doesn't go by as quickly as I don't think I could keep up! Here's my finished year of… Continue reading Year of stitches 2018 – completed
Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Trees, Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop. The pattern is one I put together using a… Continue reading Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.
I've just about kept up over the last few weeks - its been close but somehow I have managed it! Its really starting to fill up now - i'm hoping that my choice of using a smaller hoop doesn't end up causing me problems of not having enough space! Week 18: Thistles completed and two… Continue reading A Year in stitches weeks 18-23
How can we be in May already, it doesn't seem two minutes since it was the start of January and I was just getting started on this year in stitches journey. Here's a little update on what's been going on over the last 5 weeks (weeks 13-17). Week 13: saw the completion of the tulips… Continue reading A year in stitches weeks 13-17
I've quite surprised myself so far with this year in stitches project, I thought I would have been way behind by now but I've actually managed to keep up with it - only just I must add, and we will see how long this lasts! It's great to watch the space filling in with all… Continue reading A year in stitches weeks 9-12
Following on from week 6 in week 7 I added in some snowdrops and a little more snowflake detail. After seeing all the snowdrops starting to come out I just had to add some in! Week 8 has seen the addition of some crocus flowers and the start of a bee and ladybird - realised… Continue reading A year in stitches week 7 to 8!
Week 6 of a year in stitches has seen the addition of a few more little details including a pine cone, acorn and a bit more leaf detail. I've also added in a little bit more detail to the rain. Think I might try and focus a big on the wintery section over the next… Continue reading Week 6 of a year in stitches