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…

November 2018 books

Tombland by C.J. Sansom My rating: 4 of 5 stars Phew, Tombland is long! I mainly listened to the audiobook version (I also have it on Kindle), and it took me almost a month. It’s the latest in the Shardlake series, a lawyer, now in the reign of King Edward. Shardlake now works for the…

November 2018 photos

This month’s photos are all from Richmond Park, one walk on a sunny day and one on a misty day. I can be a bit fickle about Richmond Park, I’ve walked it for years, so often crave somewhere new but sometimes, like this month, it’s really good to walk familiar paths and besides, it’s only…

On the menu – Champ

Wednesday This is Champ from the Carbs book, basically milky, creamy, buttery mashed potato with chives and spring onion and it was very nice.

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…