This week has been filled with lots of fiddly, tedious formatting, like the flat magazines below…. ….so Needle & Thread has a parcel of books and magazines arrive today! All ready to fill the shop with. Or make a start at filling the shop with. I made two copies of each of the books; one…… Continue reading Every Store Needs Books
In-between real-life obligations, I’ve added a few small things to Needle & Thread, starting with brightening up this wall to the side of the fabric table. I saw these shelves in a magazine once and I’ve wanted to make them ever since, and I’m so satisfied with them! There’s also a little pot for teaspoons/excess…… Continue reading Needle & Thread Updates
As Red, White and Royal Blue is one of my favourite books ever, of course I had to do something for this momentous occasion. This being the day that Alex Claremont-Diaz (in the book) made his speech and history remembered. I couldn’t decide between the plain black design and the Pride flag design, so I…… Continue reading History, Huh?
Finally…. ….after what feels like three years…. ….I have a Carry On badge! This book has been a favourite for a long time now, and I hit roadblocks multiple times while designing it, but now! All that has come to fruition! Huzzah! I tried a new-ish stitch for the rose in the centre, which I think…… Continue reading Three Years Later
I've been making some small jars recently, to be 'filled' with jam and honey, which would be delicious on toast... The honey won't be that bright, and both the lids still need painting. I can't wait to glue the labels on! I also started this little embroidery, I'm not sure if it's going to be… Continue reading Project Roundup
My latest embroidery hoop is finished! I'm very pleased with it overall, but especially with the wave break, all those little knots give it great texture. I also really like this brain coral, the chain stitch worked really well. Here's the quote on the page... ...and the book the quote and story are in! It's… Continue reading Finished Hoop
I've been starting a new embroidery hoop recently, based on one of the stories from The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. I don't have the patience to embroider those big sections of wave entirely, so I'm using pieces of felt to block in a base colour... ...then stitching on heaps of lines to convey the… Continue reading Making Waves