Category Archives: Serendipity

A Wardrobe for Miss Mouse

For Christmas I gave my granddaughter a mouse from the Luna Lapin books, she wore a pinafore dress and blouse together with a coat… It was her birthday last week so I made a few more clothes for Miss Mouse … Continue reading

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Stitch a Garden SAL

One of my bigger projects (time wise!) is a textile book of our garden. Nicky from The Stitchery is running a SAL with videos and instructions on how to stitch a garden, it’s meant to be a picture but as … Continue reading

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Stitching on the Move Bag

Having decorated a cotton bag for the competition at Skipton Stitchers, I then turned to the fabric sample which needed titivating and turning into something. A few years ago I made a project bag to live in my handbag with … Continue reading

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Stitching my Garden SAL

Earlier this year I signed up for an on-line workshop with Nicki Franklyn from The Stitchery called Stitch a Garden. I’ve admired Nicki’s work for a while, it’s so pretty and delicate so it didn’t take long to persuade myself … Continue reading

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Leatherwork

I do like a good workshop that gives me the opportunity to try a new craft, I’ve never worked with leather, so when a workshop by Diamond Awl was announced at my Skipton Stitchers meeting, I was interested to try … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

Well I’ve started my border, and now I’ve decided which border pattern to use it’s moving on fairly quickly. This blackwork pattern is last years free SAL from Peppermint Purple, Claire (the designer) did suggest a lovely colourway but I … Continue reading

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Silver Linings

They say every cloud has a silver lining…my OH tested positive to covid on New Years Day, luckily we had celebrated New Year on zoom, rather than meeting up with friends. I was banished to upstairs to reduce the risk … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my progress on my Peppermint Purple blackwork. This is the free SAL that Claire from Peppermint Purple has kindly published for at least the last two years. She gives layout options and colour … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I’ve had a little break from posting over Christmas and New Year, I’ve been pretty busy though, both sewing and trying to sort my sewing room out a bit. One of my Christmas presents was a bobbin storage unit from … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

For many years I’ve tried to have a weeks annual leave at the beginning of December to get everything ready for Christmas, organise presents, order food, write Christmas cards…and decorate cakes. So I’ve been off all last week and managed … Continue reading

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