Home is where the craft is

I recently moved house so things have been a bit quiet on the blogging/sewing front while life got in the way, but, with only two and a half boxes left to unpack I decided it was time for some crafting 🙂

I bought a second-hand sofa for my new living room that is a lovely burgundy-pinky colour, almost the same colour as some cushions I made from a felted jumper years ago. Notice the word almost – time to make some new cushion covers!

Cushion no.1 - patchwork

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Miscellaneous musings

You would think being on summer holidays would give me more time to blog, not less, but the fun of house-hunting and packing is taking up a lot of time! At least once I am moved there will be opportunities for sewing useful house-related things 🙂

Last week I visited the Worcester Festival and saw the Embroiderers’ Guild exhibition which inspired me to have a go with my hand embroidery (sorry, iron is packed!). Can you identify the different types of penguins?

P p p pick up a penguin

It has been a long time since I posted so, until my sewing space is up and running, here are some fabrics that have recently made their way into my stash.

Vintage fabrics I got for my birthday

More penguins!

Arrgghh me 'earties!

I think I am going to use some of the pirate fabric to applique onto some teeny baby clothes for my friends’ new baby boy, but any ideas what to do with the rest?

She sews sea shells on the sea shore

I’ve noticed that lots of bloggers give exciting names to their creations, and I have been pondering long and hard about what to call this top… Let me introduce the Sea Shell top. Sea because of the gorgeous shimmering turquoise colour (sadly I do not have any first-hand evidence of this to show) and shells because of the scalloped edge.

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