Friday, 16 January 2015

Wemyss School of Needlework and Miniature Stitching

Oooh I just have to share with you all my Christmas pressie from my lovely hubby xx he has booked me on a 2 day course at the Wemyss School of Needlework the Needlelace class taught by Helen McCook. I did this butterfly Stumpwork course there last year which I absolutley loved! It is a wonderful school and I love that you are working surrounded by gorgeous pieces of needlework.  I am sooooooo excited I have tried a little bit of Needlelace with this little kit from Jenny Adin-Christie and love my little Needlelace hearts. I will have to wait patiently till April....which isn't really that far off but oh I do so wish it was sooner!

One of my other passions is miniatures in particular miniature needlework I love the challenge of seeing just how small I can go stitchy wise! Over the summer I finished off a miniature sampler kit from Nicola Mascall who designs some fabulous miniature kits. The original kit was on 56 hpi count silk gauze but this version I stitched on 84 count silk gauze and the stitched area measures about 1" square.

I found this wonderful wooden frame to display the stitching in on etsy.
The smaller version I stitched on 112 count silk gauze and it measures about 5/8" square and I used pipers silk threads.

I definitely need magnification to stitch these and have a wonderful magnifying lamp which is currently parked in a cupboard till the summer as it does take up a huge amount of floor space. Thank you for stopping by and roll on April!

Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Goodness! Where has the year gone? I last posted in the summer months and now Christmas has been and gone! I hope you all had a wonderful time we enjoyed some Birthday celebrations..
My girlies became teenagers just before Christmas and yes all my kids are Adventure Time fans hence the request for a Beemo Birthday cake.
Christmas was busy lots of visitors and lots of visiting, lots of fun and lots of food but it was all good.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and I wish you all a peaceful and healthy New Year. Our tree is now packed away for another year and the house has been given a good clean. I started back at college in August and the workload has been heavy with no time for stitching or much else!
Over the holidays I have been catching up on blog reading and also treated myself to a crafty magazine, Prima's Christmas Makes issue to read over the holidays and it came with a wee freebie kit to make a gingerbread man.
He looks such a jolly little fella!
I do have a little bit of stitching to share with you.
This little flower pot is stitched in felt and is a teeny pin cushion I had sooo much fun making this during the summer. I followed this wonderful tutorial african violet pincushion tutorial

I stitched some of Blackbird Designs stitch along during my summer holiday and haven't had a chance to stitch any more since. I am loving the soft colours and look forward to seeing it finished. 

Also managed to finish the stitching on this little kit from atelier which eventually will be a lavender cushion.