Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stitched Portrait

look what I just stitched out 
a self portrait of the me photo as a child same picture from last post
I thought I might as well make use of the image while it was still fresh in my mind
I think it would have nice set in a wooden hoop and used as a picture or maybe tern it into a pillow!
Off to find a hoop!
Well as you can see I found a hoop big enough to take the embroidery!
I added a vintage button to my cardigan
and here it is finished!

And one of my big  Brother


Monday, January 20, 2014


I only ever wanted long hair! 
and some front teeth so I could smile

I remember so well having this picture taken at School I must have been about seven or eight
My class mates all lined up taking it in turn to sit in front of the big canvas painted with a amateur country scene to have our photo's taken
All that rang through my head was what my mum said to me that morning
Don't forget to Keep your mouth closed when you smile 
I can recall the rest of the classes laughter as the photographer tried his hardest to make me smile
Would the picture have been better with a toothless grin
I don't think so because for a moment of embarrassment I saved  many years of titters when any one saw this old photo sporting a toothless smile!
And yes I can smile
But maybe I hear those words every time I'm near a camera

PS and I have teeth! LOL

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Pattern

My latest Pattern
sneak peek
This is my latest  appliqué pattern that I have been working on over the last week
a bit slow at getting this one ready due to a really bad head cold!
It is a hand embroidery pattern  with added appliqué fabric
with little ribbon pompom & pearl button
I hope to have the pattern available in my shop next week

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