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
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
The TARDIS console is slightly further along than it is here, but I've begun painting it! I'll add a bit of orange to the yellow crystal in the centre to give it depth, and paint the underside metallic bronze. The embroidery hoop is also coming along, I've started the coral reef on the side as… Continue reading Project Roundup
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
I finished the khaki jacket! I embroidered two patches onto the arms because it looked a little plain otherwise. On the right, there's this little crest I made up: And on the left are these arrows (?) that I've seen on similar jackets. I would like to put something on the back eventually, but it's… Continue reading New Styles