Good Times Blanket

I’ve finally finished the first of two Good Times Blankets, both (hopefully), Christmas presents. I’ve been working on this one for months, taking it with me when commuting, outside appointments, waiting outside after school classes, in front of the TV, etc etc. It’s been (until the last few stripes), a great portable project, although thanks…

Embroidering on washable paper

This week’s 20 Flower Embroideries tutorial is more of an experiment. I had been really intrigued by washable paper*, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’d seen pictures of a few things made with washable paper, but I had yet to see anybody embroider on it, so that got me thinking, “is there…

Embroidered flower t-shirt tutorial

This week’s 20 Embroidered Flowers tutorial is an embroidered flower t-shirt. For this, I used the Hypericum pattern, which, in the ebook is embroidered in its usual yellow but here I’ve stitched it in blackwork, which I think looks fantastic too. Other than changing the colour, I also switched the straight stitched flower filaments (the straight lines…

Lace and ribbon cushion

My next 20 Embroidered Flowers tutorial is for another cushion, this time featuring the cow parsley pattern, although as usual, you could interchange the flowers (although you may have to change the dimensions of the fabric strips and work out the maths yourself for how many of the flowers you can fit in). I was…

20 Flower Embroideries and a Pin Jar Tutorial

Ta da! It took me a lot longer than I thought but my ebook, 20 Flower Embroideries is finally out! You can find it in both my Etsy and Folksy stores. It features embroidery patterns for my favourite twenty flowers from my #100embroideredflowers project last Spring – Summer. Daffodil Cherry Blossom Primrose Cow Parsley White…

Last Minute Cowl

That’s the first of my handmade Christmas presents done. The pattern is the Last Minute Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and it was pretty quick to do, I started it on Tuesday and it’s Friday today and obviously life happened in between. (In a Twitter convo recently I said that I wasn’t going grey yet, the…