Wednesday 23 December 2009
Tuesday 22 December 2009
During our big pre-Christmas tidy-up on Sunday I found this plain grey t-shirt in my to-do pile. I had put it aside to embellish for Mil in some way, but until now I had not got around to doing anything with it. Last night I fancied some mindless stitching in front of the TV, and this morning this is what he got. I have added the pattern here in my free downloads.
I was really struck when Mil first put it on this morning, as he immediately began tracing his finger over the lines, which is exactly what I am compelled to do with embroidery. Do you do that?!
I've also added to the free pattern sheet, my lavender embroidery pattern. I'm not sure how many of you are doing lavender related embroidery in the depths of December, but maybe for next year!
Friday 18 December 2009
Look at these lovely wooden groceries. We bought these as a Christmas gift for my nephew who will be spending Christmas here at our house. These groceries are so tactile they are really wonderful. But what are little wooden groceries without a handmade bag to put them in?
Monday 14 December 2009
Monday 7 December 2009
Friday 4 December 2009
But, as his mother is one of the very few people that read this blog who also know me in the 'real' world, I have had to hold this post back. Time for the grand reveal.
They smell lush too.
And the other day I was in the charity shop looking for Christmas gifts when I came across this gorgeous set of crockery. I spotted the jug and bowl first as they were priced together, then priced separately on another shelf were the plates. I'm becoming pretty choosy in charity shops now, but these I had to have... and, for myself! I'm also struck by how seasonal they are with their snowflakey pattern and colours.
I am going to be carrying on with the Christmas theme for a bit, as I get my gifts sorted. Next is these great Cookie Mix jars from Bakerella. I haven't tested the mix so I really hope they bake up alright. The jars were a bargain 99p from our local hardware store. I have been buying them like mad as the lady there says she can't get any more and once they are gone, they are gone...