As the song from Gilmore Girls says “So welcome to my little corner of the world”. It’s all about me and my crafting – focusing around my love for stitching and sewing along with anything else that catches my eye. So welcome, grab a coffee and happy reading.
I'm sorry for my absence, a few secret makes I couldn't share and then starting a new job (an Internship in Youth Ministry for a year) meant I have fallen behind. So I shall wish you Happy New Year and I thought I'd do a quick round up of 2014. I'm setting myself a goal of blogging monthly so that I can realistically keep up as I am doing the Internship until September.
I finished off the Big Bang Theory chart.
Another TV related stitch, this time Game of Thrones
It was a month of finishing off WIP's so I shall just add a link to the post. Although the post is dated April, most were completed in March as part of themealicious.
The Spring swap with Steph. As you've all seen the posts about this, I'll just put a pic of my favourite make and link back to the original post.
This is where all the new stuff comes in as my last post was mid May. Everything below is new to the blog and starts with Lori's birthday...a blackwork cat card and biscornu.
Laura's birthday was at the beginning of July so In June I made her a dragon cushion and biscornu.
July was a very busy month. I went to see the Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, which was a dream come true. Steph and I did our summer swap so I made Wimbledon bunting and a strawberries and cream biscornu.
A tea for two bundle
In the garden was next, which included a stitched bookmark and cushion, beaded insects. I also did a seaside themed book page with the other side being a picnic. I made a small granny blanket too.
Steph made me a fabulous bundle...
The travelling box arrived brim full of amazing makes. I made bunting, scissor case, chicken scratch bookmark, necklace, fabric owl, covered notebook and pen holder, biscornu, 2 brooches and an embellished purse.
I selected the following to keep...
August was also my friend Caroline's birthday so I made a biscornu and Steph made me a brooch to give her as Caroline admires my collection.
I started making for the autumn swap and Steph's birthday and didn't get
very far at all as I started the Internship and went from working 10 hrs
a week to 30. My youngest started school too Laura and her husband celebrated their anniversary so I did manage this chicken scratch heart.
This saw much of he same where I was too tired to do anything, bits got done, but nothing finished 😔
My birthday and my kind a generous friends sent me lovely presents.
This was from Lauren
Laura sent me these goodies. I love the colours of the bag.
Steph sent me some beautiful threads and a brooch to match a skirt I have.
My friend Amanda made me wrist warmers.
I actually made stuff and completed them!!
Triangle trees, chicken scratch snowflakes and folder fabric trees for Steph and Laura. They were made in different colours and also included bits is picked up at the hobby crafts show in November.
I made this for my pen pal Janet's little girl from a DMC freebie chart.
I also made a chicken scratch heart for Caroline but forgot to take a pic.
I had some lovely presents from my crafty friends. Steph sent me a fabulous bundle carrying on with the autumn theme.
Laura sent me
And Lori sent me these as my birthday present was lost in the post (so sad)
I also sent Steph an autumn bundle with this mini cushion
I was very lucky to win Laura's crafty advent calendar and had all these fab treats that included stash, makes and chocolate goodness.
I'd forgotten about the swap we did within the travelling box group. Joan made me a fabulous Santa and candy cane holders
And I made a Joy decoration and sent choc and a few buttons from the NEC.
So that was 2014. I hope you've managed to stay awake through all of this.