Sewing

Fat Quarter Sewing: The Orange Tablecloth

The last of the rainbow tablecloths, though probably not the last tablecloth I’ll make. Not when they’re so simple and straightforward and easy. I shall have to expand my fat quarter sewing into other, simple, patterns. The orange tablecloth This one used several quarters left over from the first yellow set I got back in… Continue reading Fat Quarter Sewing: The Orange Tablecloth

Papercraft

Card(s) of the Week: The Owl and the Elephant

There are two cards this week, mainly because they're similar in style. When I made the black and white elephant card last month, I liked it so much I used one of the other stamps from the same Mindful Moments set from Creative Stamping 93 to make another such card. Well, two, because then I… Continue reading Card(s) of the Week: The Owl and the Elephant

Papercraft

This Week in Crafts: The Autumn Squirrel

I was back to playing with the more autumnal stamps and colours this week, after the monochrome of last week’s elephant. This week, it’s a heat-embossed copper squirrel playing in the orange and red leaves of autumn. I did think about doing the squirrel in silver, since grey squirrels are more common than red ones,… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: The Autumn Squirrel

Sewing

Fat Quarter Sewing: The Purple Tablecloth

I’m getting to the end of my rainbow. After this one, I’ve just got the orange to go, since I don’t propose to separate the blue and purple into Blue, Indigo, Violet. Just one blue and one purple will do. It’s back to lots of flowers for the purple tablecloth. Suitable, given all the bee-friendly… Continue reading Fat Quarter Sewing: The Purple Tablecloth

Cross-stitch

Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner

Having done not much stitching last month, I’ve done considerably better this time. Even taking into account having to unpick a lot of gold and restitching it because I’d miscounted and couldn’t easily fudge a cover-up. I also changed my mind about what I was stitching. At present, I’m focusing on the outer border. I… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner