Another Fair and Square bag….

I told you that I was a little obsessed with this pattern! The Fair and Square bag is a pattern w by Rosie Taylor Crafts. It is a lovely little bag with front vinyl pocket. So here is bag number two. As you can see I decided to add goldwork initials to the front of this one – and I just love the way the gold is picked up in the zip too. The main fabric is a lovely lime green Essex linen.

 I used the little fairy block pattern on the back of the bag called fairy of good fortune which is  from  @easypatchwork as the recipient is a collector of fairies. Really pleased with the way this little bag turned out.

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Fair and Square

I think that I have become a little obsessed by the following pattern which is by Rosie Taylor Crafts. It is a lovely little bag with front vinyl pocket. Here is the first one that I made as part of a birthday swap on IG.

 I used a flower from the log cabin flower garden pattern  from @threadbarecreations for the back and simple patchwork squares for the front pocket. I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out and hope that it gives a little joy to the recipient. Be warned, I have a few more fair and square bags to show you!!!

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SAL 58: Back on track

Hi everyone, so I think that I am finally back on track with everything and have made a little (very little) progress on my little mouse design by Jenny McWhinney. This is where I was up to last time …..

And this is where I am up to now……………..

As you can see I have added the little blue birds and made a start on the bullion roses. Bullion knot is not my favourite stitch and I have been putting it off for a while!

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

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SAL 57: Totally lost the plot!

Hi all, so sorry I think I am totally losing the plot. I have not been well over the last few weeks (not COVID – but we still have some nasty bugs going around school). As a consequence my memory seems to have disappeared down a rabbit hole too and I just keep missing the SAL update. I hope that I am still able to take part! I have not completed any sewing on my SAL piece either!! So here is a picture of no progress!

Here’s hoping that I will get to do a little work on her over Easter!

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

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SAL 56: To the pointe….

Hello everyone, I do hope you have all had an enjoyable January. If truth be told it is not my favourite month of the year as the lack of light can make me feel rather low. But I have managed to make use of my time and have made a little progress on the little ballet dancing mouse design by Jenny McWhinney, Last time I posted, it looked like this….

I have been working on the little leotard and ballet shoes and now she looks like this……………

The little belt around her middle is sewn in a sparkly thread that doesn’t show up in the picture. The little on pointe ballet shoes also need finishing off.

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

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SAL 55: Happy New Year!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful, restful Christmas. I have managed to get a little bit of sewing done over the last three weeks and have started working on this sweet design by Jenny McWhinney, Last time I posted, it looked like this….

I have made a start on the archway and worked on the face of the little ballerina. She is worked mainly in wools. Now she looks like this….

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen

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SAL 54: What next?

Hi everyone, another 3 weeks have flown by and I am posting this just in time. Having finished the first little ballerina mouse embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney, I have decided to continue the series.

Here is the next little mouse to complete….

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen

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SAL 53: Yay, Happy Dance!

Hi everyone, another 3 weeks has flown by and the dark nights are setting in! So, I have finally finished my little ballerina mouse embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney. The design has been pre-printed on a linen fabric and the embroidery stitches used are stem stitch and long and short.

This was my progress last time we met…..

And here is the finished little mouse…..

He just looks so sweet. The mouse is part of a series which form a string of bunting – so I may continue and finish the other pieces.

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen

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Can you have too many pincushions?

I wanted a fun, quick little project to fill a couple of hours that could also be given away as a gift. So I decided to make a little (or rather big) deluxe pincushion. The pattern is by Heidi Staples and can be found in her book ‘Sew Organised’.

Her original pattern shows the front panel made up of nine, 1 inch patchwork squares, but I decided to use a quilting block with a fussy cut little mouse at it’s centre. I think it looks quite sweet – only hope the recipient likes it too!

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Thank you for popping in, happy stitching!

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SAL 52: Making mousy progress!

Another three weeks have flown by and I have a little bit of progress to show you!

Last time we came together my little embroidery looked like this….

But now it looks like this…..

As you can see I have made a start on the little mouse’ face. I think he looks so sweet!

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to and to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJLauraCathieLindaHelen

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