Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A spacey finish

Hello, spaceman! I stitched this little guy for an alien/UFO themed swap on Swap-Bot. He was such a blast (lol, pun intended) to make, such vibrant colours and easy stitching.


Stitched with DMC, Weeks Dye Works, House of Embroidery and Petite Treasure Braid on Zweigart 14ct black aida. Pattern by Sewingseed (but modified by myself).

Friday, 22 November 2013

Sew it all

I have a confession to make. I've been in an antagonistic relationship for a number of years. Things have been rough, with many jams, recriminations and yes, even tears, but we've stuck it though. Thankfully, last year we went to get some professional help and things have been fairly smooth since then. The one that causes me so much frustration?


This stubborn little brute. But this week I dragged the Infernal Device out of the closet kicking and screaming (but which one of us...?) and, yes, I've been sewing. First up, a little bag for my girlfriend to store her kayak tie-downs in.


And then a Qsnap huggie, which I finally decided would be a good idea (especially since I feel a HAED on the horizon).


And finally, a shopping bag keeper.


And yes, that is Batman. These shopping bags will be well defended!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A bookish finish

Here’s a little needlebook I made for my partner, who has a disturbing tendancy to store needles loose in the sewing box (and then wonders where they wander off to!)

I’m a little embarrased to post it, because I made a major colour booboo while stitching and didn’t notice til much later, when it couldn’t be undone. Oops. :P

The pattern is a freebie from Aon Celtic Art.

Aon Celtic Art Freebie Needlebook

Friday, 15 November 2013

With the birds

You might have gathered that I’m a bit of a bird fan (but not a twitcher!). At the moment I’m stitching this Brittercup design ‘Feather Friends’.

I really love the colours, they’re so bright and vibrant, just like a real cockatoo.

Feathered Friends

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Hello! Welcome to my new blog. I’m a stitcher, sewer, crocheter and general craft-mucker-abouterer. Here I will post pics of my crafting, and maybe the odd bit of fluff about life, the universe and everything.