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 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
Week 5 already! It's been rainy and windy this week so I've added in some more rain and some wind, snow is meant to be on its way so think more snow will be appearing by next week!
It's that time of the week again for an update on how my year in stitches is going. The weeks seem to be flying by as it doesn't seem two minutes since I uploaded last weeks! Over the last week I have been working on some more flowers in the summer section and have started… Continue reading Year of stitches week 3!
I've decided to do a weekly update of my year in stitches as I don't think I could keep up with a daily one - hopefully I manage to keep up with this, it may become a monthly update as the year goes on! This week I have added another 7 stitch details to my… Continue reading Week two of a year of stitches