Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Stitches...

It's all one big WHOOOSH at the moment. I am busy at work, and busy at home (but aren't we all?) and I've been busy with a little sewing related business plan up my sleeve. And so the blog has slipped again.
As I write this I realise that I've missed it. I like to blog, I do it for me. I like to see the things I have been making and thinking about posted all nice and tidy. It's very satisfying, in the same way that crossing things off a list is. I feel a sense of achievement. And as I collect together some pictures for this post I feel that same happiness.
And what have I been up to? I have clearly been teaching myself a bit of embroidery. I had not done any until recently and I am finding it very pleasing. First a little bit of study from a book (this old faithful).

And then a bit of fun to embellish the bag that I made to contain the HUNDREDS of biscuit cutters that we had in a horrid plastic tub. As you can see the bag is already mucky from kitchen fun.

Then some initials on a bag for my sisters birthday (now holding pencils for school, I've been told). And the current project can be seen in the top picture... lavender bags. I was the lucky recipient of a friends harvest and after a couple of nights of hand threshing (!) in front of the telly I have a nice lot of lavender to make some smelly Christmas gifts.
I could get used to this stitching lark.

7 comments:

JuliaB said...

LOVELY embroidery Alice! Are you sure you haven't done it before?xx

Kyoko said...

You are so good at embroidery! I love them!!! :D The lavender is so wonderful and the colour combination is really great :D

Rhiannon said...

Prettiness indeed :)
Is it worrying that in our seemingly endless syncing of craft projects, I have had the idea of making a drawsting bag for our potatoes (seriously, my life is THAT exciting) and embroidering it with the word "potatoes" for about a fortnight....

The strange craft coincidences continue!
x

Petit Filoux said...

I love the lavender one! Can you show us the finished articles when they're ready? Looks very cute x

Monica said...

I feel the need to do some embroidery... must be in the air...

love all your projects!

whitney-anne said...

crikey you've done well, it looks really neat. Look out for Mary Thomas's Embroidery Book in charity shops or 2nd hand book shops- it was published in the 30's but reccommended by my City&Guilds teacher.

Che Birba said...

Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:
http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2009/12/parola-chiave-sewing.html

I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog, bye bye Laura!