here and although is in French, it was really easy to follow. It was very time-consuming though and although I would love to do another, I can't imagine I'm going to find time between now and Christmas.
These are some apples I made using the pattern in Tone Finnegar's Sew Easy Christmas Homestyle - I have rediscovered a love of sewing!
Technically not stitched, but using up fabric bits anyway. We spent last week camping in Devon and I visited a gorgeous giftshop in Brixham called Hob Nobs. There were just so many beautiful things in there, and I saw some gorgeous padded frames on the wall and was immediately inspired so I came home and made this.
These are my felt version of 'doodling'! LOL! I sat with my bag of felt and some cotton wool balls and just played, and I came up with these little cupcakes which I then stringed together with some beads
Finally these mini cushions were made using tiny bits of fabric that are really no good for anything but the bin. They are 4 x 4 in size and were chopped from odd scraps. I stamped on the white cushion and was really pleased with how clean the image came out. I used Versafine ink and wasn't sure if it would bleed or not, but as you can see, it stamps beautifully on cotton! I really don't know what these would be used for but a friend has since advised I should have put lavender in them - duh! Why didn't I think of that!!
It might not look much but I have been doing a lot of decorating - my dining room and en-suite have been given a makeover (which took longer than I wanted it to!!) I have also been painting furniture - I was very enthusiastic about that...... till I started! Groan..... it takes FOREVER!!! Definitely a job only to be embarked upon when you have absolutely nothing else to do! Pah! as if! And my current project is also nearing completion - this was a biggie! My boys' playhouse has been undergoing major refurbishment over the summer. Pics of that to follow, as soon as I've done!
Well that's my lot for the moment. I hope you like! Today I am going to put my fabrics and sewing machine away and make a start on Christmas! Term starts again soon and I have a very busy year ahead so I want to make a dent in my cards now if I can.
Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx