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I am definitely a fan!

ShiBui yarn (Staccato base) is amazing! 70% Superwash Merino/30% Silk. I have to force myself to work on my other projects. I love knitting with this yarn and it is creating the most beautiful and delicate piece of fabric. 15 more words


Process moving again...

Nearly three years ago I started a process to restore an old trunk which had been in our attic for years.
Battered and dirty it was not good for much, so I set about painting it and re-lining it. 257 more words

Happy World Cross Stitch Day

Hello fellow stitchers! Let me wish you all a very Happy World Cross Stitch Day! This year I am very lucky to be able to have the day off to spend stitching, sparing some time to have coffee with a friend! 163 more words

Cross Stitching

Daphne, the Apotheosis of.

I’ve just finished my latest “stuffed painting”, the term I use to describe my painted-mixed-media sculptural figures. This latest figure, my largest thus far (56 inches tall) employs a heavy use of embroidery and crude needlework. 530 more words

Acrylic Painting

Beading takes patience! 

This is my first project that requires this amount of beading. I’m not complaining, it’s really quite relaxing. This is a Chatelaine design, Mini Tudor Mandala 3. 7 more words


McCall's 6696 - Jungle Fever Edition

My first McCall’s pattern. I wanted a proper shirt dress with collar band and yoke (my first ever shirt dress was Burda 6520 which wasn’t a success. 516 more words


Vintage Finds: Butterflies

One of my recent trips to the thriftstore turned up a pair of lovely vintage butterfly button embroidery kits. Someday they would be a perfect learning project for the kids-until I needed a project for my last gaming session and realized that they could be turned into ornaments for the kids instead of buttons. 75 more words