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! 😊