19 April 2014

Mr. X-Stitch at the Embroiderer's Guild

Recently my mum and I have been going to the Birmingham Embroiderer's Guild meetings. They have a social every first Saturday of the month and a meeting every second Monday. Last Monday Jamie Chalmers AKA Mr X-Stitch as the special guest speaker. He did a talk called The Cutting and Stitching Edge about contemporary embroidery as art. 

Afterwards we had an opportunity to buy his book Push Stitchery and have a chat. I let him know I'd had some of my things featured in the Sprite Stitch Best Bits column on his website and he signed the book for me! He was very nice and funny and if I get a chance I'd certainly like to hear him speak again!

17 April 2014

Purple Pixelhobby

Last November I also went to the Hobbycrafts expo at the NEC (and never blogged about it, I'm sorry). While there I found somebody selling Pixelhobby under the name of MosaiCraft. I found two kits I liked and recently finished the first. I'll show you the other when I get round to starting it!

15 April 2014

Patchwok teddy

This is my first go at making a teddy! The pattern came from an issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting. I'm quite pleased with the result. He's a bit understuffed and I managed to applique the heart on his foot upside down right at the beginning (didn't notice until I was attaching his legs!), but overall not too bad.

13 April 2014

Lanarte - Lime Green Flower I finish

I don't recall whether I've posted about this on the blog before, but I've been working on this kit on and off for about a year. I saw it in a charity shop and fell in love with the colours and shading, but didn't think it would be something I'd keep in my home, so my mum bought it for me so I could stitch it for her.

It was quite an easy stitch and came up quite fast once I actually sat down and put the time into it.

11 April 2014

Elephant cushions

Remember these cute fabrics? I found some red and pink cottons at the market a couple of weeks ago, and with the spots I got at Hobbycrafts I thought they would make cute and funky cushions.

I'm really pleased with the results. I have got enough of the elephants on the left to make another cushion cover to match the middle one to make another nice little set.