Sunday 30 April 2017

More Block Printing and a Spot of Slightly Mad Knitting

This time I decided to use an Indian printing block to upcycle a plain and boring denim skirt. I also added some braid and a few sparkly beads.

Classic husband quote - "you've only done one side of it", well, yes, it's called a design choice...

And the mad knitting? This is from an Alan Dart pattern in Simply Knitting magazine.

Bwaa Ha Ha Ha!

 He was NOT easy to put together, but I think he was worth it

Sunday 23 April 2017

Block-Printing and Bluebells

Penguins are not just for winter so I printed myself a silk penguin scarf for spring.

Penguin printing block and black and teal fabric paints from The Arty Crafty Place
And just because they are pretty, some bluebells in my garden.

Monday 17 April 2017

Easter Exchange

I took part in an Easter Exchange on Needlecraft Haven. You had to send a stitched ornament and a sweet treat.
Here is the beautiful ornament I received from Mary. I love it, and the way it is finished as a little bell is fabulous.

Mary also sent me a chocolate fish. I have to admit that is a first for me, but apparently it is a thing in France where Mary lives.
And here is the ornament I stitched for Clare.

The design is from Alioka here

Saturday 15 April 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - April

It's time for April's Gifted Gorgeousness - the blog hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching where we show off our, however tenuously, gift related crafting.
This month I have a couple of things to show.
I made this zipped pouch as a birthday gift for my friend Ruth (no blog) using the QAYG technique and incorporating scraps of metallic and embroidered fabrics, shisha mirrors and sari silks.

And this is a small weaving I made.

The loom was a cover gift on Mollie Makes magazine so that totally counts right?

Sunday 2 April 2017

Spring Has Sprung

I picked this posy of flowers in the garden this morning.

And made this little skirt for Naomi from a fun Japanese print cotton

I just hope it doesn't say anything vulgar!