Category Archives: Crafts

Community Stitch Challenge

At the end of last year I promised myself I wasn’t going to do any stitch-a-long projects, I was just going to stitch whatever I wanted…so how come just three months in I’m doing not one, but three weekly stitch-a-longs! … Continue reading

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Violet Speedwell

Violet is feeling very pleased with herself as she has a new coat… Violet is a very particular rabbit from the Luna Lapin books by Sarah Peel of Cool Crafting. I made her a couple of months back having had … Continue reading

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Violet Speedwell

I’ve renamed my rabbit Violet Speedwell, I got the name from a Tracy Chevalier book I read recently, I thought she looked like a Violet! Last time you saw her she was just wearing a pair of lacy knickers… I … Continue reading

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First Finish of 2021

Yesterday I finished off an embroidery I started just before Christmas. It is called a Strawberry Pot, it’s a kit by the Historic Needlework Guild which I bought for £3 from a Facebook destash page last year. I suspect it’s … Continue reading

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The Cottage Garden Quilt

I’m really enjoying making this quilt, it’s from a book by Kathryn Whittingham who’s a local designer – pre-covid she ran quilting classes at Fabbadashery in Halifax. Last time I shared my progress I was embroidering some of the applique … Continue reading

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Pretty Pincushion

For several years in July I went to the Tea and Tents unofficial WI camping festival, they were brilliant, 600 ladies from all over the country sharing skills, ideas and friendship. It was all done on a voluntary basis, everyone … Continue reading

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Stitchbook Collective

I got a bit behind with my Stitchbook Collective, this is the series of on-line workshops which Helen Bellingham from Untangled Threads is running. They’ve been great for trying new techniques and products…and pushing me so far out of my … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

I’ve made fair progress so far with my 2020 Vision goals for the year, we’re a third of the way through, this year is going surprisingly fast! ; mind you, with 12 weeks stuck at home it would be a … Continue reading

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Textile Memories

I gave you a sneak preview on Tuesday of what I’ve been working on this week, my mum’s textile memories book. She was a prolific craftlady, trying all sorts of different crafts over the years and when we cleared her … Continue reading

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Temari Balls

At my Embroiderers Guild meeting this month we had mini workshops, four members volunteered to teach other members a skill. I put my name down for Temari balls, they have fascinated me for a while. Temari balls are, I think, … Continue reading

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