Sunday, 13 April 2014

Three simple things...

Did I ever tell you that I love machine embroidery, cycling and buttons all at the same time???
Well I love many other things too but I thought this was perfect for the way I am feeling at the moment. Loving my collection of buttons very much. LOVE cycling more than buttons ( sorry buttons...pleasure over business) And I am also enjoying machine embroidery. Love writing and creating with this skill. it's simply wonderful!

So, here are three simple things I love at the moment!

What are yours?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pre - Easter dabbling...

Just because...they're bunnies and they really are the easiest thing to do EVER!

Yes, let's...because. it's certainly breezy enough to fly a kite!

This is a piece of wall art I'm working on for my Niece's new bedroom...still pondering on the boarder and backing. Might add a few french knots or crochet. Hmmm, decisions, decisions!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Crocheted, cotton bracelets...

Crocheted cotton bracelets. Made from %100 cotton DMC yarn...finished off with a button and beaded detail at the back. 15.7cm long so fits lightly on the wrist. I love them, and surprisingly so do my customers. Light and comfortable to wear, just for spring!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Machine stitched greetings cards...

I've been enjoying a little card making of late...

My main focus has been freehand machine embroidery which I have really come to enjoy. Another little skill that adds to my pleasure list. Though I have to say I'm not very good at it. I'm actually not very good at drawing at all but I'm ok with random sketches and designs. I'm currently working on some more wall art pieces on canvas so I've been experimenting with different fabrics, stitching and textures etc...hence the cards which are perfect, because I can experiment as much as I like, then the little pieces I've stitched up can be used on cards.   NOTHING I make is ever the same which is fun because it keeps things interesting for me. So, I will keep making lovely things and generally being random.

There are some good ones and then not-so-good ones, but thats the bit I like.

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Friday, 14 February 2014

Garlands of cheer...

Feeling blue because of the gloomy winter days...stormy, windy, grey and cold February? Add a shot of colour and make a bright garland out of paper, card, string and not forgetting colouring crayons.

I used a blank pattern book to colour in...then used a scrapbooking cutting tool to cut out.  I mounted my coloured shapes onto cereal box card then punched holes either sides of the circles to attached the string. I was going to machine stitch the shapes together but I think I would have broken the needle on my machine because the card is quite stiff. This works perfectly well also.

Don't be shy with the colours. Hope it fills you with cheer as you go along...


Happy Valentines Day...

Handmade for my Valentine...

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Crocheted handbag...

I started this little bag a VERY long time ago! In fact, when I started crocheting it, I wasn't sure what it would be at first, I just loved the cotton yarn and the colours so i just went with it. But like lots of other things I've started I have a tendency to just leave them unfinished and sit in the back of my mind. I did post about this one summer but I made a decision to be a finisher of unfinished projects this year. That way, my "satisfaction" cup is sure to overflow. 

So here we are...the finished item, and have decided to give it to my daughter for her 5th Birthday. I know she will be delighted with it.

This is how it looked when i started it almost two summers ago...

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Hama beads...

It's birthday time for a lovely friend of mine tomorrow and I have been playing with Hama beads...this could definitely become a habitual thing for me. they are so enjoyable to play with and perfect for kiddies too. 

Anyway, my friends surname is Fox...need I say more! ;)

Foxy pin and glow in the dark letter (initial) keyring. I'm pretty sure she's love them.