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…

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…

5 things I liked this week – 1.6.18

1. I went for a lovely walk in Home Park (the park next to Hampton Court) at the weekend. 2. I’m ‘enjoying’ watching Handmaid’s Tale now that it’s back on TV, ‘enjoying’ as in I’m appreciating how well made it is and what an important story it is but it is a very uncomfortable watch….

Ribbon tie waisted skirt

I am such an impatient craft blogger, as far as finished item photos go, so sorry, not the best photo, I swear that the hem is actually even, it’s just how I’m leaning on the table and yep, I can see a thread I missed by my knee and yep I cropped the photo, as…

5 things I liked this week – 12.5.17

1. Successfully making sourdough. 2. American Gods (as in the TV series) is soooo good. 3. Making tiny hexies for a pincushion. 4. A trip to Camden (I haven’t been for donkey’s years) 5. I’m still working my way through Couch to 5k (again) and now I’m on longer distances, I’m back to running in Richmond Park,…

1″ hexagon pincushion

I fancied doing some tiny, itsy, bitsy hexagons (the template for which, I downloaded here) and I thought I’d turn them into a pincushion. 1″ hexies are fun!

Mutant bunnies

My kids love Wine Gums, more so, possibly, than chocolate, so I thought that Wine Gums better feature this Easter. I saw this cute bunny pouch pattern on Pinterest and thought I’d have a go. The pattern (by Stitched By Crystal) is nice and easy, unfortunately though, the result is not quite big enough for…

Sneak peek – ‘workbox’

As well as working on Shy Girl, Shy Boy this week, I’ve made a start on some bunny bags for Easter using this pattern by Stitched By Crystal. Some of the bits and pieces for both have been stored haphazardly on top of one of my embroidery floss boxes.