Saturday, 27 April 2013

Badger Cottage

A little while ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a full day workshop with Lynette Anderson . . . and these two projects from the Badger Cottage pattern are what we worked on for the day . . .

A journal cover with the cutest little yo-yos (Suffolk Puffs) and a pencil case with lots of little hexies.

The main fabric for the journal cover is a beautiful brushed cotton (found while scouring the store for fabric with Lynette for the "Stitched By Me" quilt I plan to make).

I really enjoyed working on both of these projects and thoroughly enjoyed having Lynette as a tutor . . . her style really suited me and she was great fun!

I was really in need of a bit of stitching companionship and I'd have to say that this workshop came at just the right time for me. To make the day complete I shared a table with a great group of ladies . . . and we even managed a stitch or two amid all the chatting and eating . . .

Pattern: Badger Cottage
Designer: Lynette Anderson

Friday, 5 April 2013

Rabbit & Chicks Fabric Basket

With the cross stitch worked for this last Easter, this lovely little piece has languished long enough . . . I thought it was time to do something with it.

But what?

Well, this Easter I decided to make a larger version of the fabric basket I made back in about 2009 . . .

This one stands about 9" tall and about 8" wide, so should make a good little project bag! I absolutely love the French Blue linen and the custard coloured stitching - a colour combination I've wanted to work with for a while now.

And what's more, I'm really pleased to have finally put this little cross stitch to good use. Not much point just having it sit in a box any longer . . .

I find there's something quite satisfying about making something with purpose. And this is one bag that I'm sure will serve it's purpose well!

Cross Stitch Pattern: Rabbit & Chicks
Designer: Luli

Fabric Basket Pattern: Inspired by Pink Penguin's Fabric Basket Tutorial

Fabric: 32 count Belfast Linen, French Blue
Thread: DMC 676, 2 strands 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Project 365 - March 2013

I've been taking a photo of a day for my Project 365 - 2013. Some days I've looked at the pictures I've taken and thought how "ordinary" they were. But on reflection, next year or the year after that, or maybe even the decade after that, when I look back it's probably the "ordinary" that will bring back some of the most "extra-ordinary" memories.

This is my March 2013 . . .

Click here to see a bit more about the month of March in my world.

And while you're there why not check out how January and February looked through the lens of my camera?


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