Monday, 24 January 2011

What to do, what to do...

Having a bit of a dilemma, not really sure of the next project, lots of books, lots of fabric but it's so difficult picking something that you plan on keeping!  I mean you can give any old rubbish away but I'm going to have to LIVE with it!


Happy birthday Moo!

This time I made a birthday present for my friend Sasha (to be honest with it being January buying a gift wasn't even an option!!).  Being a fan of all things vintage and burlesque I chose this Fan Girl pattern from Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart.

Using a satin remnant I had stashed (I have an ever growing stash, luckily on my face!) I stitched this bad boy in one sitting (that may or may not have been 7 hours) learning some new stitches along the way (Stem, French Knots and Split).  With a little bling to top it off it's now ready to rock and roll for her birthday on the 7th Feb.

Gorgeous aint she!!

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Take 2

Well here I am again, and this time with a Christmas pressie I made for my best friends Paul and Luke who live Absolutely Fabulously if you know what I mean!!  Its from the book Subversive Cross Stitch
 by Julie Jackson and I just love the campness of it!

It's been ironed out and framed up and looks like something you would see in a kitsch shop.

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And so it begins....

A long time ago in a galaxy far away (Bristol to be precise) I decided to be a crafty little madam and pick up a needle and thread.  This was the first time that I had really done any embroidery since the age of 11 when I was given a Muppets cross stitch!  So being Christmas time I thought that I would try my hand at making my friends presents.  Below is the pocket of a vintage apron I made for  best friend with a tweaked pattern from the Doodle Stitching book by Aimee Ray. 

I hope you like it, be gentle it's my first post and my first project.

Take care


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