Project Roundup

First of all, the Needle & Thread front counter is in the process of receiving a makeover – the front is now covered in dark brown paper. It looks a bit plain just flat, so I’m thinking of putting some fake drawers on the front to make it more visually interesting. New balls of yarn…… Continue reading Project Roundup

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I’ve started the slow process of making the furniture in Needle & Thread darker, to match the chest of drawers for the sewing patterns. These will be shelves, to go on the wall near the counter. I plan to have this fancy design painted onto the sides, so it looks nice and leafy and whimsical.…… Continue reading Project Roundup

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I’ve had these handkerchiefs for years and years, and they’ve ended up with brown spots on them, the sort that don’t come out in the wash. So, in an effort to upcycle them…. ….I’ve been embroidering leaves and bees over the brown spots. I tried to match the thread colour to that used in those…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Project Roundup

Petra: “I’ve been clearing out some clothes I don’t really wear anymore, and I was wondering if this would fit you?” Tiffany: “Cool, yeah, I can try it on really quick!” T: “So, it’s a little large at the top.” P: “Oh stars, it is a bit, isn’t it!” T: “It’ll be easy to make…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Project Roundup

I finally had the motivation to make a summer garland this week, after many years of having it sitting on the To-Make List. Below are the crocheted elements I’ve made so far – I need two more duplicates, and then they all need to be strung together. Sun, shell, and sunflower designs by Steffi Glaves…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Project Roundup

Well, necessity has dictated that I make myself some more masks. It was loads of fun digging through my scraps to find some interesting prints – and a good opportunity to use up some smaller scraps of larger projects. I’ve also been making some more biscuits for the bakery…. ….and Hazel’s been wearing the same…… Continue reading Project Roundup

2021: Year in Review

I’m not one for long paragraphs of self-reflection at the end of the year – I prefer to let the photos do the talking. So, let’s get to it! January: February: March: April: May: June: July: August: September: October: November: December Last year, I said I wanted to make some more life-sized things, continue exploring…… Continue reading 2021: Year in Review

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Petra’s Christmassy shirt got some longer sleeves this morning: And I’m in the process of figuring out how I want these aprons for Fierro’s to come together: I also want to make Hazel a Christmassy shirt or dress, and Sarah and her friends want to decorate the stores for the season. However, it’s been raining…… Continue reading Project Roundup