Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sewing Accessories

These are my latest makes. Well, I actually did the cross stitch ages ago but only got around to making them up this week. The design is called Berlin Rose and was published in a back issue of The World of Cross Stitching.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Simply Sid

This is a scrapbook page dedicated to Sidney, one of our resuce dogs. He is a Labrador/Great Dane X and pretty big but that means there is even more to cuddle. He had been badly treated before we adopted him and distrusted people but with love and patience he is now a great big, lovable softie we can do anything with. The back of the photo tags tells his story. This is the first time I have tried machine stitching on a page and I also made him the two bandanas he is sporting in the photographs.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Ain't Nodoby here......

.......but us chickens! When I first received this Anchor kit I wasn't sure if I liked it because it was so different from my usual style. But, as I started working on it and the chickens came to life, it really grew on me. I do like the bright colours and it is a perfect match for my terracotta and blue dining room, which is where it now hangs.

The people we bought our house from used to keep chickens and sell the eggs and although the idea appeals to me, with four crazy dogs who chase anything that moves, it would probably be a recipe for disaster!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Jan Constantine Designs

I am a big fan of Jan Constantine's soft furnishings so was pleased when she launched her range of embroidery kits. My work in progress is in the current issue of Cross Stitcher. A previous design of hers I made (a union jack cushion) already won me first prize in a sewing competition and has now won me another prize in the current issue of Cross Stitcher magazine. Here is the design and also the prize - an Oriental lady kit, oriental papers, card making kit and DMC threads.