Real talk - I haven't sewn anything since September. SEPTEMBER. This is longest I've gone without sewing in several years and I simultaneously feel like I don't really mind that much and that I've lost a limb. It's weird. November was a bit odd as I had to re-adjust to normal life after 4 fantastic … Continue reading December sewing plans
And now for something completely different - embroidery! OK, so it isn't exactly a major departure from the norm but it's been years since I embroidered anything so I think this might be a first for the blog! Kathy from Sew Dainty has recently started selling cross stitch embroidery designs on etsy for the bargain … Continue reading Keeping it simple
...or something like that anyway. This post is actually about something I made at Christmas last year. For once the delay was planned and not just being too busy (lazy) to write it up! This Christmas (the one just gone) I spent the day with Hayden's family. His family is huge in comparison to my … Continue reading Necessity is the mother of creation
I can finally share with you guys what I gave to my Stitching Santa recipient for Sewchet's 2015 Christmas swap, which was very kindly arranged for a second year by Sheila! I didn't want to share it with you guys before I had heard from my person but rather making a duplicate post, Lucie, who … Continue reading Stitching Santa – part 2
Ergh. Monday. My first Monday back at work since before Christmas. It was a reallllly long day but I was given a large box of chocolates so there's that.This week is another muddled one as I will have 2 days off midweek for a family thing so by the time Saturday comes I won't know … Continue reading Fabric of India
#bpsewvember Day 27 - Detail. Sneaky peek of a Secret Santa...
#bpsewvember Day 15 - Heirloom. My great-grandmother was a seamstress but apart from a length of butter coloured cotton and some reels of threads I don't have anything that belonged to her. Instead I'm sharing this - an antique German tobacco tin filled with copper embroidery stencils. I picked them up in a market in … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 15 – Heirloom
Catch up time! #sewphotohop Day 20: Learning and practicing. I used to do a lot of cross stitch as a teenager (rock and roll, I know) but I stopped doing it for several years. However I found a kit in Hobbycraft that I loved a couple of months ago, found it cheaper on ebay and … Continue reading #sewphotohop Day 20: Learning and practicing