Dressmaking Tension And New Start!

I’ve completed my 7th week on my dressmaking course and I have only just discovered that my tension on my sewing machine was all wrong and it could have been easily fixed by a little push on a dial that I never took any notice of before! Yes, I have a Janome! Not sure ifContinue reading “Dressmaking Tension And New Start!”

Firey Dressmaking and Cross Stitch Update

I’m getting good at this regular posting thing! I had A LOT to do on my dressmaking this week. When I’m taking a sewing class, I always think I’m going to get much further along than I actually do. It is much harder than it looks! Sewing and anything practical does not come naturally toContinue reading “Firey Dressmaking and Cross Stitch Update”

Stitching with Eunice

I hope everyone got through storm Eunice and Franklin okay. I know Franklin is still raging and I am keeping everyone in my prayers. As I had to batten down the hatches like most people on Friday, I had some time to myself and was able to get lots of stitching done. I am nowContinue reading “Stitching with Eunice”

Cross stitch WIP Update and more

Hi all, another crafting update! I’ve had some annual leave so I have finally managed to get some Xs in on my cross stitch! So on Butterfly Kisses I have nearly finished the 9th page! Can’t wait to get onto the 10th 🙂 please excuse the aliasing in the photo! Next we have The Shepherdess.Continue reading “Cross stitch WIP Update and more”

Knitting/Colourwork Reveal & A Watercolour!

Happy Twixmas everyone! I hope you’ve all had and continue to have a good Christmas. Now that the day has come and gone, I think I can safely reveal what I was doing that colourwork for. It was of course a Christmas present, for my little niece. It’s the blanket for this crazy-looking llama! TheContinue reading “Knitting/Colourwork Reveal & A Watercolour!”

Cross Stitch: New Video and New Start

I’ve made a quick slideshow of the current progress of my main cross stitch project, Butterfly Kisses by Charlotte Bird, charted by Heaven and Earth Designs! I’m currently on my 9th page. Just 33 more to go! It’s a long hard slog but I started almost a year ago and I’m still enjoying it andContinue reading “Cross Stitch: New Video and New Start”

Shepherdess Update and a Watercolour!

Hi all, thought I’d update you on my second Heaven and Earth Designs cross stitch, which is of The Shepherdess by Johann Baptist Hofner. This one is very slowgoing for me because it is my second HAED and my first one, Butterfly Kisses, takes priority. Many stitchers have what is called in the stitching communityContinue reading “Shepherdess Update and a Watercolour!”

Cross Stitch WIP Update

Hi all, happy March! Thought I’d post an update of my HAED WIP, Butterfly Kisses by Charlotte Bird. I’ve almost finished the 4th page! This was my first ever full coverage cross stitch, and also my first time doing 1×1 full cross on 28 count, so I am very proud of my progress so far.Continue reading “Cross Stitch WIP Update”

East Asian Inspirations

I love East Asian culture and aesthetics, especially Japanese, but for home decor, I have a soft spot for the “blue willow” look. My current bedspread is a Chinoiserie design from Kaleidoscope, I have a blue willow serving tray and I hope to collect much more over the years for my kitchen/dining area! I’m feelingContinue reading “East Asian Inspirations”