Finished scarf

I’ve finally finished a scarf that I’ve been working on, on and off, since January. It had initially been planned as a Christmas present and it probably still will be, although I’m not sure that the recipient is particularly a scarf person but it’s the thought that counts. It’s my own ‘design’. The wool, which…


I think I started this back in February, it took ages but totally worth it. This is the Marbled pattern by Lark Rising. It was a little difficult to fit in the hoop properly, all that satin stitching made the fabric quite bulky and stiff.

Sneak peek – craft space

My craft space is limited, it’s lucky that my main craft is embroidery, as that doesn’t take up much space (most of the time). I’ve lived in this flat for 15 years now (parents with small children be warned, moving to a tiny flat because it’s in a catchment area for a good school, with…

Sneak peek – working on a scarf

This, when started at the end of December, was meant to be a late Christmas present but well, it’s for Christmas 2019 now. I only have a square and a half to go but it’s a bit late for a scarf! Pattern is my own and I’m using Paintbox Chunky, which is very soft and…

Sneak peek – making a start on the Forager Vest

I miss sewing, I only have two or three possible days to do it each week and of course those days have other demands on them too. So when you’re trying to squeeze something in to a relatively short period of time, all the tasks that are part of sewing, can gang up in one…

Sneak peek – Marbled

This week I started on Lark Rising’s Marbled Embroidery pattern. I’m having lots of fun with it so far. To me though, although the pattern does remind me of marble, it far more reminds me of an Ordnance Survey map, so the colours I’m working with are inspired by that.

Elephant Ear Plant

I’ve finally finished the Elephant Ear Plant embroidery. The pattern is by Sarah K Benning, it’s not currently in her shop but this cute cat and rug pattern currently is.