embroidery

A Year in stitches weeks 18-23

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

Patterns, Sewing

But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion

Don't think it's possible to have too many flowers so this English Garden fabric by The Craft Cotton Company was perfect for me to get making with! I decided on two different makes which combined used 1 jelly roll and 1 fat quarter set. I was a bit worried about problems I might encounter with… Continue reading But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion

Crochet

The final crochet flower instalment for now – and saving the biggest until last, part 5: bring out the dahlias!   

How could I do crochet flowers without doing dahlias, with their lovely colours and being such different shapes and sizes I just had to make some! However, I couldn't quite decide on which dahlia types to make to start with - there are just so many to choose from! Eventually after a long time looking… Continue reading The final crochet flower instalment for now – and saving the biggest until last, part 5: bring out the dahlias!   

Crochet

I wish the flowers in my garden always came out as well as all these crochet flowers have! Part 4: 5 and 6 petal flowers

Time to get back on to the crochet flower theme that has started to take over in my crochet makes these last few weeks - I think it's seeing all the lovely flowers coming out in the garden with this nicer weather that has set me off making them all! This time I decided to… Continue reading I wish the flowers in my garden always came out as well as all these crochet flowers have! Part 4: 5 and 6 petal flowers

Crochet

Just blooming marvellous – Crochet flowers, part 3: Roses 

Looking out into my garden a few weeks ago I noticed with excitement that the leaves were starting to grow on my roses and it wont be too long before they start to flower. I have been waiting for this all winter! I love their flowers, they are just such lovely colours and the flowers… Continue reading Just blooming marvellous – Crochet flowers, part 3: Roses 

Crochet

It doesn’t matter if you forget to water these flowers, crochet flower making part 2: daisies

I have found memories of making daisy chains when I was younger, and whenever I see them outside it still makes me smile. I couldn't quite decide on what type of crochet daisy to do so tried out a couple of different ones, and I'm still not too sure which I like the best! You… Continue reading It doesn’t matter if you forget to water these flowers, crochet flower making part 2: daisies

Crochet

Now for something nice and bright and flowery..Part one: crochet daffodils 

As I am letting my poor fingers have a rest from sewing for a few days while they recover from a mammoth patchworking mission I embarked on last week, I have decided to do some crocheting. I have been wanting to make some crochet flowers for a while now so have decided now is the… Continue reading Now for something nice and bright and flowery..Part one: crochet daffodils 

Card making

The card take over continues… Part 2: Die-cut flowers, layers and 3d

Continuing on my unexpected card making spree I decided to have a go at using some dies which I haven't yet had a chance to use. Both are produced by Sissix and I used them in my Big Shot machine, the first is a 3d die, called 3d flower and vine.  It took me quite… Continue reading The card take over continues… Part 2: Die-cut flowers, layers and 3d

Animals, Card making, Craft, Docrafts, Flowers

Flying gracefully into the made box are some pink and pretty butterfly cards

In the July 2014 docrafts goody bag as well as the botanicals range I used previously were also some other items from the docrafts Papermania Capsule collection wild rose and Tilly Daydream range. From these I used;- Capsule Collection 12"x12" paper pack in wild rose - Capsule Collection big bloomers in wild rose- Capsule Collection polka dot… Continue reading Flying gracefully into the made box are some pink and pretty butterfly cards

Card making, Craft

Staying on a cardmaking track, some more flower themed cards. I need to get making a lot to get my box full again!

After making some cards with quilling detail on them, I decided to crack on and make some more cards using things from my stash as it is starting to get a bit too big to control!. I still had loads of items left from the docrafts July 2014 goody bag I hadn't got round to… Continue reading Staying on a cardmaking track, some more flower themed cards. I need to get making a lot to get my box full again!