Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bat card

After downloading the holiday photos, I realised I have a few things to show you.
This one is quick. As part of the birthday card swap I made a bat card for Jan. The animal is purple (bad colours on the photo), and I was lucky to have the fabric for the back.

I embroidered the face and body of the bat, and gave her feet. The wings can flap, they are not sewn down.

I hope you find the time to do some sewing.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pink crocheted hat

I forgot to show you this hat I crocheted.
 The design is from Laura Cracknell  from "Made in Oxford". She has a page on Ravelry.

 I made the hat for DD3 who is modelling here in her school uniform . I made the flower to go on the hat, but she doesn't want it. Too bad. It could become a brooch.

 I bought the pattern in a shop called "Wool" in Bath, 10 metres away from my favourite patchwork shop "Country Threads" mentioned before. The thread is variegated and produced by Louisa Harding, Grace col. 20.

And some detail to show you the shells. Very nice if I can say so.

Happy sewing.

A bit of news

I don't have a photo, and just wanted to let you know that we were back from our holidays. Sadly the buying of a new house is not going to happen as there was too much work to be done on the property for our liking. We have to start looking again and that's hard.
I did some sewing and need to get around to downloading some photos to show you. This blog has been a bit too quiet lately, I'll try to do better (that should be easy, just post a bit !).
Happy sewing.