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…

Folksy

Just a quick shoutout that I’m also selling on Folksy now.

Daisy Download

Do you remember when I did my #100embroideredflowers last summer, as part of #the100dayproject? Well, since then I’ve been working on an ebook of my favourite 20 flowers that I embroidered from the project. That comes out next Saturday, and you’ll be able to find it here. To give you a taste of what the…

Sneak peek – pin cushion

I’ve been working a lot on my very delayed ebook this week (it’s amazing how having some time off from ‘actual’ work, can speed things up). I’ve been writing the how to section and doing some illustrations, here’s a pin cushion. I hope that the ebook will be out sometime next month. Here’s the cover.

Make It In Design Summer School

Last summer I took part in the Make It In Design Summer School, I did the intermediate track. Anyway, there were two briefs, Jungle Bugs, by piece for which is above 👆 and an etched flower theme and for that, considering I’d just spent all spring and summer embroidering flowers, I adapted one of my…

Sneak peek – book progress

I had planned on getting my flower embroidery ebook out in August but life got in the way. However I am now making good progress, the patterns have been redone in Illustrator (most of the originals were hand drawn) and placed in the bare bones structure of the book. I just need to sort out…

#100embroideredflowers

So, I’ve finally finished my #100embroideredflowers project! Inspired by #the100dayproject, I photographed and embroidered a flower each day for 100 days. Well, sometimes (not as often as I thought might happen), the flower for that day proved extra complex to stitch or I had zero time due to other things and then the flower wasn’t…

Christmas Pattern Back In Store

So my grand plans for my Etsy store this year didn’t exactly go to plan, life got in the way. I still have hopes for it, so maybe next year. Anyway, the Christmas pattern that I released way too late last Christmas, is back up on my store and to show you how not particularly…

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is an interesting book, a book within a book, one a 50s style crime novel with a Hercule Poirot style detective and a murder in a sleepy English village, the other is the story of the book’s editor, who (trying not to give…