Saturday, 3 April 2021

The last projects of March....

I can hardly believe that we have come to the end of March this week! The weather here has really started to warm up although it does appear that we may have snow on Monday!!!

My first finish this week was a small embroidery project.  This was a pre-printed template designed and drawn by Anne Brooke of H-anne-Made which I stitched.  It was a lovely little project and I really enjoyed stitching it.

When the embroidery was finished I thought it would be nice to bind the wooden hoop with yarn as a finishing touch.

I always like how the bound wooden hoops look.  The yarn just gives it that extra element of texture.

When that was finished it was back to bunnies! This time in the form of Easter cards.  They were a lot of fun to make and, I am hoping that they will be nice to receive too!!

That just gave me time to decorate a little for the Easter Weekend.  I found a wall hanging that I stitched some years ago to hang.....

My newly created bunnies (which I showed you last time) were put on the kitchen window sill with some little lamb candles.

Then I picked some pretty daffodils and Spring greenery to put in a vase on the coffee table.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter Weekend and until next time....

Saturday, 27 March 2021

In the sewing room this week.....

This week I was sorting through my sewing room and found a little embroidery that I made some little while ago.  It was one that I drew and then stitched myself.  It was hanging on display but I wasn't totally happy with the look of it, so I decided that it needed an uplift.

I decided that it might look better if the wooden hoop it was displayed in was covered.  I found some self-adhesive fabric tape which I had in a drawer amongst my sewing things.

I wrapped the tape around the hoop and I really liked the addition.  It seems to bring the embroidery to life.

Next I added a couple more bunnies to my collection.  These next two bunnies were the larger size from the pattern designed by Jenny Paddon.

Then I decided I needed to add a medium-sized one to my little growing family and I adjusted the pattern and made this one.

I now have five little bunnies and I love them! Here they all are in a little family group!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and until next time.... 

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Quite a productive week....

I have had quite a busy and creative week this week.  My first make was another card.  This one was a 'Thank You' card and what better way to say thank you than with a bunch of flowers.  I had a lot of fun making this one.

I also made another framed card as I had a second spare wooden frame and another space to fill on the wall on our landing.  So I made another little framed picture to hang as a compliment to the one I made previously and which I wrote about in my last post.

This one was of some flowers in a vase and I am pleased with how they both look on the landing.

Then I made some hanging tabs for a quilt that I actually made in 2019 but had not got round to hanging.  

I managed to find some fabric remnants which matched the binding and which were the perfect size to make the tabs.

The pattern is called 'All Aboard Wall Quilt' and is from Lynette Anderson's book 'Nautical Quilts'.

It is really nice to finally be able to hang this quilt as it is one I really enjoy looking at!!

Next I found a pattern I bought in 2017 and decided that it was time to make some of the adorable little bunnies it is a pattern for!  The pattern is designed by Jenny Paddon of The Makers Studio.

So far I have made two of the smaller size of bunny but I think a larger one may be next!!

Well, that's my week to date hope you have all found some creative projects to keep you busy!

Thank you for visiting and until next time 😊

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Since the last post.....

So, what has been happening since the last post?  Well, apart from receiving the first dose of the Covid 19 vaccination, I have been busy continuing to make a few cards.

These are such fun little projects and have really been providing me with a lot of entertainment.

I decided I liked them so much that I would make a card with no greeting which I could frame.

This is now hanging upstairs on my landing and I enjoy looking at it each time I pass by!

Hope you all have a good week and thank you for visiting!!

Saturday, 27 February 2021

A few more little finishes this week....

It has been an absolutely fabulous week here weather-wise and it has been lovely to get outside and enjoy some sunshine on my skin.

I have also managed to finish a few more cards.  I am really enjoying making these little stitched cards and it has been very satisfying to be able to add to those I have available to choose from when I need to post one off.  

Non-essential shops are still closed here, so it is not possible to go and buy them as I normally would and, now I have started making them, I may not return to buying them from the shops!!

I also tried my hand at something different.  My son and daughter-in-law bought me a macramé kit as a gift and I finished making a little key fob.

I really enjoyed making it and I shall enjoy trying out the other projects in the kit!!

As a result of the change in temperature here and all the lovely sunshine we have had, there are a myriad of Spring flowers popping up through the grass.  So pretty to see!

Thank you for visiting! Until next time! 😊

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Kick-starting my creativity...

After what has been a very long break both from my blog and from sewing in general, I finally have something creative to share with you.

In an attempt to rekindle my interest in sewing and in being creative in general after ill health, I thought I would start this year with some very simple sewn card projects.  There was also a practical reason for making the cards as my back up supply of greetings cards had run very low due to the shops not being open to buy them.

I started by experimenting with a small, quilted and free motion embroidered design of a sail boat. The image was inspired by various sail boat photographs seen on the internet.

Then I progressed to some simple floral images (also inspired by photographs seen on the internet.)  This time I didn't try to quilt the image but simply stitched it directly onto a piece of fabric-covered card.

Then I completed a whole flurry of cards all using the same technique of fusing fabric directly to the card and then adding details using machine stitching.

Some of the cards also had added extra details using little stickers, etc which I have had for some time.

I am pleased with the outcome of the cards and will enjoying using them to keep in touch with friends and family over the coming weeks.

Thank you for visiting and see you next time! 😊