Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Back to flower making - trying some poppies.


I have made these little pouches before, but needed a little project to work on and these are nice to have in for little gifts.   The pouches have four pockets which will hold small toiletries (good for a guest bedroom) or stitching supplies.                    
Some of the bookmarks I have been making for the Embroiderers' Guild Outreach Literacy Programm.

Friday, May 4, 2012


This is a wrist band I made for my great neice, together with a matching headband and brooch.   I am absolutely hooked on making these peony flowers.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back to stitching

I belong to a small group of stitchers, each Christmas we make a hand-made gift for each member.  This year we are exchanging ornaments.  I made these hearts, but was concerned that one heart would not seem much of a gift, or they might seemed a bit 'cheesy'.  So, I hope volume will make up for cheesiness!  I made thirty hearts - three for each member. 

Phew! It feels good to have a Christmas project finished - one down!

A variety of silk strips were stitch together with decorative machine stitches. Three different heart-shape patterns were used to cut the hearts, some at an angle, from the silk fabric. The heart shapes were embellished with embroidery, beads, silk ribbon and lace. A back was attached with blanket stitch and a little stuffing added. Ribbon was stitched to the back to form a hanger.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tila bead bracelet

I just tried the new (well new to me) Tila beads - square beads with two holes.  Very easy to work with and lovely colours.  Here I used the Tila beads with pearls and seed beads.  

Friday, August 26, 2011

Right Angle Bead Weaving

I took a class yesterday on Right Angle bead weaving.  It was a very enjoyable class and our teacher has the patience of a saint.   Here is the 'Right Angle Dangle' necklace I made.