Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Robe de bal (or Prom Dress) finished

I have now finished my Robe de bal design from the book I got for Christmas, I am pleased with the result and have started another from the same book.
The boys have been loving the snow and running around in it at every opportunity. As you can see, it is starting to melt in these photographs and the rain has now washed the rest away.  We were snowed in for a week as we do not have a car at the moment and the nearest shop is five miles away.  Eventually we walked down to the main road and caught a bus to the nearest town once it had cleared a little.
While we were snowed in I got the urge to make some cards, something I have not done for a while.  I won't put all of them on here, too boring, but here is a small selection.


Thursday, 10 January 2013

New year, new crafts

Can't believe it is 11th January already - what happened to Christmas and the new year?  I didn't have much time for crafting over Christmas but since then have started some new projects and finished off some older ones.  The embroidered brooches above only take about an hour each to make using buttonhole stitch and French knots.  I have found them very addictive.
I have also gone back to needle felting.  I made this butterfly brooch a few months back and had a teddy bears head in my workbox so I decided to make the body and finish it off.  I am still very much a beginner at this craft and it is far from perfect but I am learning with each new project.  I have a felted flower brooch in progress but have to wait for some green wool to arrive as I only have a small selection of colours at the moment and am building up my stash gradually.

Wilberforce and Higgins bought me this gorgeous cross stitch book for Christmas, they have very good taste!  There are about 10 designs in here I would like to make and have made a start on the cover design already.

Talking of "the boys" here there are.  This is the view that faces me when I am sitting in my stitching chair.  Wilberforce likes to lay on the coffee table like one of the Trafalgar Square lions while Higgins prefers to lay on his back on the sofa.  For a working dog he certainly likes his kip!