Saturday, April 28, 2012

Autumn Wool Applique Pincushion

The weather was very overcast the last two days and so there was a good excuse to stay indoors and stitch. I had such a great deal of fun playing with the wool and over dyed threads that I've decided to make a kit so you can try it out too.
An easy beginners wool applique pincushion stitched in Cottage Garden 8# perle thread and enhanced with beads and sequins. The background and leaves are hand dyed felted wool fabric. The ric rac is hand dyed and embroidered. I've added one of the new Bronze crown treasures as a special focus.
Autumn Wool Pincushion. 22cm. x 16cm.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Just Arrived, Pimitive Scissors and Bronze Treasures

I would like to introduce you to the wonderful primitive style scissors that have just arrived in stock.
They are great fun for scissor collectors and they are nice and sharp and practical too. Look for them under Accessories and Scissors

I love the new Bronze treasures as they have a lovely warm, smooth, antique feel to them. Plus I have a thing about keys - you can't have too many! They are great for crazy patchwork, tassels, collage and jewelry making. Find them in Buttons and Treasures. 
Strawberries are another one of my favourite things!