Do you remember the little stitchery design that Claire of Matching Pegs sent me a while back? Well, it's been sitting in my to-do pile since I received it, waiting for me to pluck up courage to start working on it as, other than learning the basic stitches at school, I've not really done any "proper" embroidery before. But this weekend I decided to take the bull by the horns and just give it a go. And do you know what? I loved it! I was completely hooked from the start and did the whole thing over the course of the weekend (although I still can't get the hang of French knots - must go and see if I can find a good tute on youtube!)
(Oops, the photo's a bit dark, it looks brighter in real life).
Now, I doubt my stitching would stand up to close inspection by an embroidery expert, but I am so happy at how it turned out! In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I went and ordered the Doodle Stitching book from Amazon! Now I just need to decide what to do with my little bit of stitching. Originally I had though about putting it into a cushion cover, but now I'm wondering whether to just frame it and hang it on the wall? What do you guys think?
I have been managing to do a bit of "other" sewing too. With the school summer fair in mind, I've been trying to make a few things each week, so that I won't have a mad panic the week before. It's not til the end of June, so still a couple of months to go, but already I'm worrying about whether I'll have enough stuff, whether it's the right kind of stuff, will people like it etc, etc. I've got a few new bags,
These two still need linings. Some little quilted hearts,
as well as all the felt brooches and beaded hearts that I've made already. I still need to make more of these, plus coin purses and maybe some soft fabric storage buckets too. But before I can get on with all that, I have a swap gift to make and some upcoming birthday presents too! Busy, busy, busy!!
Have a great week!