Tuesday, 28 July 2015


We have been busy celebrating here recently, firstly a birthday...
Then the birthday boy got an extra special gift ....a new cousin (I've already had my new Aunty cuddles, she is such a sweet baby). As luck would have it I had ordered a new chart to make a birth sampler and it arrived the same week as my niece did.
Oooh look at that gorgeous packaging I almost didn't want to unwrap it. I love receiving charts from Maja from The Snowflower Diaries it's like unwrapping a special gift.
I am a sucker for the little details such as this cute little sticker to keep the plastic sealed.
This is the pattern I chose, I knew my sister was expecting a girl and wanted a small chart that I could personalise. I am fully aware of my flaws one of which is my short attention span which is why I chose a small chart as there is more chance of my niece seeing it finished before she leaves home!

I have made a little progress on my sons cushion but it is slow going and to be honest tedious. I really don't like stitching on canvas but I like the finished look.
Ignore the fact that the stitching isn't following the printed pattern....it's another of my flaws. I become obsessed and frustrated trying to work out where the stitches should go. Fortunately for me the Historical Sampler Company included a printed chart. Woop woop! So I am following the chart instead so much easier and no procrastinating required whew!

To break up the tedium of the canvas work I made this kit up.
The kids gave me the Cath Kidston book set several years ago which included a kit to make this sweet little bag. It's my first bag and I am really chuffed especially as I managed to line it too! 
The kit did not include lining or instructions to line the bag. The lining is a pink cotton by P & B Studio but the outer material is cotton duck and was a pain to sew! The bag holds a couple of balls of yarn just nicely. 
These three books are full of inspiring ideas but I must not be distracted so for the moment they have been put back in the cupboard. Thanks for stopping by x.  


Christine Barnsley said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new niece and happy birthday to your son! You shared some beautiful projects.... love them all! :)

Vickie said...

You are making great progress on your son's sampler. What a sweet bag.