Thursday, 21 February 2013

Home sweet Home Update

It’s been a while since I worked on this project, But I have finally finished the 2nd side wall panel with just a couple of charms to add to the final finish.


3rd wall full wall

stumpwork ladybird

I have enjoyed working on this, the stumpwork snail & ladybird were interesting to do as i have not done stumpwork before.

Stitches used on this panel include:

Straight stitch, Portuguese boarder stitch, whipped chain stitch, Hungarian Braided chain stitch, coral stitch, stem stitch, interlaced chain stitch, couching, colonial knots, ladder stitch, corded coral stitch, spilt stitch, satin stitch, Bullion knots, raised chain stitch, blanket stitch, padded satin stitch, raised cross stitch, granitos knots, feather stitch, fly stitch, pistil stitch, running stitch, backstitch & overcast stitch.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Teeny Tiny Bear

I recently turned my hand to making a miniature bear, 1 .5 Inch high. I found it difficult to turn the upholstery fabric so I will have to find a softer alternative, perhaps some kind of suedette for future bears.

This teeny Tiny bear, was sent off on a bear exchange with some stitchy friends, the recipient, Candy loved him.

Home Sweet Home Update

It’s has been a while since I last worked on Home Sweet Home Work box, but yesterday I picked it back up again and really enjoyed it.

I was working on a caterpillar & snail, the Caterpillar was a 30 wrap bullion knot, it was somewhat of a nightmare, I am not quite happy with all the colours on this project but it will do for me as Its just going to be my work box.

I then worked on the snail, this was most interesting, the shell is 2 pieces of felt appliqued to the ground fabby and worked with ladder stitch, raised chain stitch and raised button hole stitch, it didn't turn out that bad actually even if I do say so myself.

I am still working on the side panel, so will post a WIP photo when this wall is done.

Snowman Stocking

I am now working on a new HAED – Ruth Sanderson’s snowman in stocking form, this will be for Callum for his 1st Christmas. As he will be 1 by then, he will be old enough to participate.

The idea for this stocking is that it is something he can grow up with and will last him a lifetime.

The original

I started this on 3rd Feb., on the 14th I finished page 1

I hope this won’t take that long as there are other things I want to be getting on with.

Long Time No Blog


Its been a long time since I last blogged. But I have completed Peddler.

Peddler finished 2 feb 2013

Over 7 months of work, not including the break I took to do daughters wedding flowers and the afghan & cot bumper for the baby.

I enjoyed stitching this piece, the colours were nice and even though I am well in to the next project, i still miss peddler.

The next job for peddler is washing, blocking,drying & framing but I shall do this nearer Christmas.