Stitch!!!

  I had to share…despite this blogs name it’s been a while since any true stitchery has graced the virtual pages of my life…but here, here is my latest creation. It’s a fundraiser for Little One’s pre-school. I was up ‘tail 3am this morning as today is the summer fair. My best friend, The Child…

Big softie

We met the new baby. She is beautiful. And so, to mark the occasion, I whipped up this cushion. I finished stitching it five minutes before we went to visit. Very quickly, I used two fat quarters of contrasting fabric and bondaweb to stick the ‘z’ on. I sewed it on with running stitch and…

How to make a fluffy goldfish bowl

As promised here are some more shots of my goldfish bowl cushion. Its going to live in brixham but is nestling on the living room sofa for now. The fish like the view and have settled in nicely. Do you want to have one in your house? Fish are so relaxing…. Here’s how I made…

Hop to it

You have met the wondrous bunny before. Elder’s rock and comfort in the face of Life. Well, He (Elder, not bunny) asked for a tribute cushion yesterday. so, happy to extend my newfound needle felting skills, I agreed. Here’s the result… I drew bunny freehand onto white felt, cut the outline out and then needle…

Mix it up

So, where to start then? I’ve been ruminating on the juxtaposition of all the new, shiny technology out there and the ahem, traditional Arts of the Stitch. Isn’t it great that they can lie next to each other, happy and comfortable? Well, they do in my house. So, what are my experiences so far and…

Never felt better

A little preview of my Scandi Stitch project. New stitches and a refreshing focus on keeping it simple. If you haven’t read it yet can I introduce you to the wonderful Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs. It’s here on Amazon. Inspirational stuff. I can almost smell the pine needles and glühwein.

Peak – aboo

So, I said before that life is a series of peaks and troughs around here at present. Last post saw me pretty much in a trough. Today I am aiming for a peak so let’s have a chat about my embryonic new quilting project and what’s on the (very posh) circular needles at the moment….

Once I had a secret love…

Finally I get to show off my latest creation – do you like? this thing gave  me blisters but I LOVE it!! and I gave it away!!!! It was my end of a stash buster sewing swap on mysewingcircle and so I bade a fond farewell to my 3rd child and sent it off into the…