Sarah’s local bookstore is getting a renovation, so I’ve been doing a lot of planning for that at the moment. Below is where I’m at right now; I need more paper for the door, and there’s stuff I still need to decide on for the window and sign. But I do love the window in…… Continue reading Project Roundup
Petra’s getting in the Christmas spirit with this simple wreath t-shirt. It’s made up of two branches intertwined in a circle, with little gold knots in amongst them. I’m really happy with how detailed the foliage is! She helped Sarah and I decorate the Christmas tree this year, because it’s useful to have a tall…… Continue reading Christmas T-Shirt
The sunflower stitching has been growing steadily over the past week! I’ve made it all the way down to the basket they sit in…. ….and I’m now starting to work my way across to the right. There are lots of pastel colours in the background, which will look gorgeous. I plan to do the ground…… Continue reading Growing Sunflowers
I’ve made heaps of progress on the sunflower embroidery, and taken some progress photos. The first two sunflowers…. ….three flowers…. …four and a half… ….and seven! Most of the sunflowers are done now, and I’ve actually gone a little further down with leaves since the last photo was taken. Next is the basket the flowers…… Continue reading Growing Sunflowers
I found this cross-stitch kit in an old box a few months ago, and I decided to start it this week. Here’s the first thread complete…. ….and a bit more done. Tiffany and I are also making a list of all the little bits & pieces I need to make to finish off Needle &…… Continue reading Project Roundup
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?
I was finally able to sew the zip onto my embroidered pouch this week! I’m very proud of how neat it is, this is my first time sewing in a zip! I do still want to press it a little, just to neaten it up a bit, but I was too excited to wait! I…… Continue reading Zipped Up
I wanted to make Petra a backpack because long days adventuring need packs that don’t cause back injuries, and this boxy backpack is what I came up with. The base is reinforced with glue and a double layer of fabric to help keep the box shape. In my constant quest to add embroidery to everything…… Continue reading Adventuring Backpack
In my time hanging out indoors over the last week, I’ve managed to stitch some final touches to this hoop…. ….so it is now finished! It’s very hard to get good detail stitching over felt, but you can sort of see that this is a Custard Cream biscuit! I also trimmed the tassels, which look…… Continue reading Finished 13 Hoop!
In between life, I’ve been making progress on the 13th Doctor hoop. I’m very happy with these tassels – I combined the coloured stripes in the tassels so they matched the size of the dark blue ones. I’ll trim them down when all the embroidery is done. Then I outlined…. ….and filled in the hands…… Continue reading Hoop Progress