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.
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus and we each month complete a small design and blog on the last Friday of the month.
I've had a couple of small finishes this month, you have seen the needle book I stitched for my friend Caroline from a kit by Textile Heritage.
My latest smalls finish is this tiny embroidery hoop from a little pack of them I brought from Tiger. It measures around an inch and the fabric was about 42ct. I completely made up the design using random embroidery stitches. I really enjoyed doing this and I'll plan to do the rest as I brought 2 packs so 7 to go! I love stitching over 1 on fabrics, but I've never stitched that small (most stitches on this were over 2 or 3 but I found a pretty little rose that would fit that I plan to do and I like the idea of a rainbow too. Maybe I'll try and get another pack and do one each month - they only cost £2 a pack and come with fabric threads and needle. The idea's are running away with me now!
Off for a look around to see what you've all been up too.
Gifted Gorgeousness time again hosted by the fabulous Jo at Serendipitous Stitching where we show what we've been stitching that has been gifted to us or that we will be gifting to others - be it using a kit, fabric, threads, chart or embelishments.
So I had a very successful start of the month. I met up with my lovely craft friend Caroline who used to work in the office downstairs from mine and made her a little gift as I hadn't seen her in quite a while. I stitched the Heritage Crafts Butterfly and Buddleia needle book kit that was gifted to me by Laura when she had a clear out and I knew I'd stitch it for Caroline and was one of my 17. The finishing was a bit fiddly, it might have been due to the fact I stayed up really late to get as much stitching done then got up really early to finish it off and make it up.
A short post today, partly because it felt really odd not to have written a blog this weekend. It's been a good week for stitching. I've had a start and a finish (which I will save for GG) and made very good inroads into one of my Focus Finish February pieces for Theme-Tas-Stitch. I decided to go with the biscornu and after a good session on it yesterday I have around 200 stitches to go. It's hard to see the stitching on the back but it's there! Then it'll just be the making up. I am on for a finish today. I'll be going back to Twelve Days after. I don't think I can get a finish by check in on the 21st but it's possible I could have a finish by the end of the month.