Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Two little elves........

Isn’t the Internet wonderful for finding inspiration – all those wonderful people who give us crafty people free patterns?   Here’s one I found which I love at Wee Wonderfuls .  I couldn’t wait until Christmas to embroider these two delightful little elves - so I decided to make two book bags for the littlies in my family and use the embroidered panels for pockets.  Little bags like this are ideal for visiting grannies or outings in the car, they hold just enough toys and books! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The village fĂȘte looms large so it's time for our sewing club to start making things to sell and raise a bit of money for club funds.   Mice seem to be on the agenda this year - this one is mine.

These little bags are very popular too and easy to make.  I do have other fabric besides purple spotty!!!

It's such a beautiful time of year here in SW France, it's warm and sunny, the  sunflowers are popping up in the fields around, everything in the garden is perfect - soon the onslaught of the hot months will have everything looking bleached and dry - so it's time to enjoy the moment.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Exercise de style

Another book that has inspired me is “Exercice de style” by Marie Suarez and Katrin Laeremans, a beautifully photographed book of cross-stitch designs.

   Each design is done on natural linen in red and white thread and throughout the theme relates to embroidery stitches, ABCD-aires, etc.     Just wish I had the time to complete all the designs but unfortunately there is not enough time in the world!   However, I have completed one design which I am thrilled with.