Friday 30 March 2018

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2018

Hi, and welcome to my post for Jo's Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.
My Easter Themed stitching is this little free design from La Comtesse & Le Point De Croix. I left off the bow portion of the design, and replaced it with an actual bow, making it up as a lollipop finish with an edging of tiny yellow pompoms

And now the reason  you're here.
Your letter is:-
(apostrophe s)
and your next stop is:-

Thursday 15 March 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness - March

It's the 15th of the month, so that means it's time for Gifted Gorgeousness - the Blog Hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching - where we talk about our gift-related crafting and craft-related gifts.
When putting this post together I've noticed that everything in it seems to have been made for Naomi. (Note to self: make things for other daughter!)
Firstly we have a wee Year of the Dog ornament - I started making Naomi a Chinese New Year ornament every year quite a few years ago now, I think I'm definitely over halfway through the zodiac by now.

Year of the Dog Pattern from Holly's Hobbies

Next a knitted snail - she's studying in Italy this year and living in the contrada of Chiocciola (snail district) of Siena - the colours of  Chiocciola  are red and yellow

And finally a skirt I made from an oddment of Echino linen. 

front - note the jetted pocket, I'm irrationally pleased with how that came out


I thought the fun moped print was ideal for the girl-about-Italian-town in the spring. Hopefully she will wear it and channel her inner Audrey.

Sunday 4 March 2018

Snow Day - Sew Day

We had actual snow in Cornwall last week.

It doesn't happen often.
Being stuck inside the house I decided to do some sewing.
I made Naomi this Game of Thrones inspired dress, using a textured dragon scale fabric (pattern New Look 6391, re-drafted to a sweetheart neckline)

And for myself I made the Tilly and the Buttons Orla top using a bargain piece of cotton lawn which cost me the princely sum of £2 at the Craft 4 Crafters show last month.

I absolutely love this pattern. The only change I made was to alter the construction of the back opening in order to attach the lace effect zip on the outside.