Hello happy smiley friends 😊
I have to tell you all I am still really excited!! About what? Being accepted into university!!!! Eeeeeeeek!!!!! It's explained in my last post in case you missed it! Yippppeeee! Me a student! 😊
I have lots to share with you all.... I am still stitching but cannot show you it yet! Soon!!
I guess I should start with the wool flower at the top? I wanted to create something with colour and oozing happiness, a mat of sorts to go on my desk when I am not using it. I had some wonderful charm square packs, and thought about how to use them. Having never used them before I knew it would be interesting what ever happened to did! A challenge!! 😊
Here are the charm packs, my lovely husband jon has been buying me them as he thought they looked nice! I love them!!
I decided to use the Moda Bumble Berries one.... Nice bright happy colours 😊 Put with some of my fabric from my stash and some Moda wool...
This is what I came up with!! It's before I stitched the flowers on.
The finished mat....
I backed it with a raspberry motif fabric, I think I bought in IKEA! Love idea!! 😊 My mat has a place....on my desk!! More on my desk maybe in my next post 😊
I will stay with wool as I seem to of made a few things with wool lately! Hmmm I have Rebekah L Smiths wool Applique folk art book and love the designs in it.
I made an adorable bunny in it first.... I made the pattern smaller and oh yes! Changed the colours! Ha ha just like me!!
Yes! I made a green toned bunny! Why not?!
After stitching and made into a cute pin cushion....
Then I decided to make something a little more challenging.... With lots of bits... Fiddly with the scissors!!
Again I made it smaller and changed colours slightly.
I love wool, it just feels really lovely to work with and I really enjoy creating with it.
I did sort out my art box, see I was going to go along to a local art club... Cutting a long story short, it appears I was not welcome to join the group! Han says I don't need them! I will find another group.
Ooooh yes!! More on that pencil case in a moment! 😊
I cheered myself up with a happy doodle picture....
Back to wool for a moment.... I have had this Design from Primitive Gatherings called May Basket Welcome Banner in my stash for some time now. I thought it would be nice to actually make it!! Ha ha so that's what I sent out to do! I got as far as cutting the design out and placing it, using fuse and bond it's all stuck down in place too. All I need to do is stitch it....here lies the dilemma! I was thinking to try and match the colours of the wool and stitch like that.. Then I had another thought to just stitch it all with black? Hmmmm perhaps not! Sounded alright in my head, but now I have put it on paper I don't like that idea much at all! Ha ha guess I will be colour matching! I will use anchor threads probably as I have a fair few of them I don't use for cross stitching now.
So I should hopefully have an update on this next time! 😊
I am sure I share these with you? Appologise if I have.... Here they are if not!! So I joined some time ago now Kathy Schmitz One Stitch Club and every month a new design is released to stitch. The blue one is the one I stitched and the red one is the one Kathy Schmitz stitched!! Yes!! THE actual design Kathy Schmitz did!!
And I bet your all wondering how I got hold of that?! Ha ha well..... I stitched up this moths design the quickest and posted it in the group. As a kind of reward I received the one Kathy stitched!! How awesome right?!
I was thinking and thinking what to do with them both and then it came to me! I needed pencil cases, so that's what I made! Or rather tried to! Zips!! Another new challenge for me! Omg! Tricky!!
Here they are...
I love them... I managed to line them too... Very pleased with myself 😊
I have done more creating!! I think my sewing machine missed me!!
It's almost Mother's Day here in England so again I thought what could I do.... A kind of basket my mum could use to put her wool in when she is knitting. Great plan!! Then I thought about adding a little simple mum motif.
I made the basket then I just wanted to see exactly how much it would hold... A lot!!
I made a tiny little one too, forgot to take a photo of that! I know my mum loves them as I have already given them to her! See I bought her favourite chocolates too.... Maltesers in those little red boxes, and I put them in the basket. I had to keep moving the basket around, away from our radiators as I was afraid I would melt them! So instead of giving her melted chocolate I gave it to her a little earlier. She really liked them and I know she is using them too!!
Here is a photo of my mums one and two others I made! Ha ha for me! I liked them too! They are surprisingly really quite large and hold a lot.
Oh but I did not stop there!! Han loves bees so I made her one too!!
They are multiplying all over our house! Ha ha
I just wanted to share a few things of what I have been eating....tried something new, corn tacos filled with mixed salad leaves, tomatoes, grated carrot and onion. It also had a light mixed herb dressing on. Tasted really good and I liked the crunch of the tacos. Different, light and nice 😊 nice one Jon for thinking up that one!
I also love Heinz vegetable soup, it's my go to food when I am feeling poorly and bored with food as I will always like this!
Everyone here thinks I am odd! Well rather it's odd how I eat it! Ha ha I eat all the liquid first...
That leaves the yummy vegetables to eat last! Mmmmm
Nothing odd about that? Just the way I enjoy my soup!
Ok.... I am pretty sure your all bored of me and my photos now! Until next time.... Keep smiling 😊😊