Lizzie Stitching Wallet SAL

A few weeks ago I signed up for a stitch-a-long with Faby Reilly. I’ve stitched a few of her designs as I love her style, so when I saw she was starting a stitch-a-long for a sewing wallet I signed up immediately. It’s a wallet with a scissor holder, needlecase and mini pin cushion, perfect for taking to Embroiderers Guild.

I ordered some French Lace Permin evenweave linen, it’s 16 count which is about the smallest I can manage these days and luckily it was the size she recommended! Β French lace has a touch of soft green, it’s quite difficult to photograph as in electric light it definitely looks beige, but it’s actually a really pretty shade which works perfectly with the pink and green colour scheme. It has the advantage too of allowing the ecru flowers to show up a bit more (they’re easier to sew too)

The first pattern release was about ten days ago, it’s the cross-stitch base of the first side of the wallet (it folds in three) we’ve got two weeks to stitch it in as the next pattern will be released on Monday. I managed to finish stitching it this afternoon. The measuring grid she suggests stitching up the side proved very useful for accurate stitching, this will be used for whip-stitching the wallet together afterwards too. I’ll certainly be using this tip again as I’m hopeless at long distance counting! You can see it quite clearly on the photo at the end, it marks every 5 and 10 stitches.

I’m pretty sure the flowers are lisianthus, hence the name Lizzie, which is lovely as I had lisianthus in my wedding bouquet, they’re beautiful flowers.

So this is my Lizzie Stitching Wallet so far, I know it will look gorgeous when Faby weaves her magic with the back-stitching. If anyone fancies joining in it’s not too late, just click over to Faby Reilly Designs, I think you’ve got until the second installment comes out on Monday.


I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been stitching by hand.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to Lizzie Stitching Wallet SAL

  1. Catherine says:

    What gorgeous colours!

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    What pretty summer colors!

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  3. claire93 says:

    oh this looks very pretty !

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  4. katechiconi says:

    Lovely! And how appropriate are the flowers and the colours to your tastes!

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  5. MrsCraft says:

    I love those colours, they’re so pretty. 😊

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  6. Faby Reilly says:

    Oooh, I’m so pleased that this is reminding you of your wedding bouquet !! You’re most definitely correct about the lisianthus (and the reason for the name of this SAL)!! And yes, you’re in for some backstitch next… but not just backstitch πŸ™‚ Gorgeous stitching, by the way, as usual, and your linen looks absolutely beautiful!

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  7. tialys says:

    All those beautiful colours!

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  8. nanacathy2 says:

    So prttey and I love your colour palate.

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  9. tinaor says:

    Such pretty colours!

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  10. Debbie says:

    You have inspired me to join the sew along x

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  11. Gail says:

    What a beautiful project! So nice that it reminds you of your wedding bouquet!

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  12. Deb says:

    That is so pretty!

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  13. SO soft and beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching and sharing your project with us!

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  14. CathieJ says:

    This is looking so pretty.

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