Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Just a quick update on the Images of Japan project. I received the kit for block five in the post last week ... and I have nearly finished making block two.
The second block has some butterflies and leaves ...
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
It is easily the wonkiest, messiest bag ever made, but I still think it's fab.
My patchwork leaves a lot to be desired, but it was rather fiddly for a beginner, and the least said about my attempt at machine embroidery on the applique flowers, the better.
Still, it's a good size bag and I love the colours. But mostly, I'm just glad it's finished!
Monday, 11 June 2012
Just a main pocket for my phone and a Velcro pocket on the front for my house key with a long strap to go across my body.
If it ever stops raining I'll be off to try it out!
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Some highlights ...
Detached chain stitch flowers with seed beads in the centres and some spangles.
More seed beads in one of the flowers. There is also some stem stitch detail as the veins on a couple of the leaves.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
The little one is a glittery thread and is simply awesome. The big one is a lovely soft tapestry wool. I left that one open as the spokes look really cool. You can use all sorts of thread, wool or even ribbon, add beads, weave in different ways etc to make lots of different effects.
Did someone say: "But you don't have enough time for ANOTHER hobby"?!
Sunday, 3 June 2012
I have been doing rather a lot of fabric shopping recently (sssshhh!) so my stash is now bulging rather unelegantly. Which means I must begin more projects! Oh well!
Here are some highlights.
Japanese fabrics from www.japancrafts.co.uk.