I have some images of crafts I worked on in April and May. They have been sitting in my camera waiting for a moment like this to be documented. A while ago I found a tapestry kit, one that is small and less daunting than others that Mama Fox or I have thrifted before. It made me wonder about who gave away this kit....was it a gift that didn't fit the recipients style, a lost kit at the back of craft cupboard that was part of spring clean or perhaps the crafty ambitions of someone who ran out of time to finish it?? The wondering about thrifty finds past lives is a big part of why I love thrifting. Along with stepping more lightly on the planet and the great feeling of finding treasure. Anyway this little tapestry came home with me and I have really enjoyed stitching it so far. Such a lovely way to stitch....like painting by numbers.
Little time to work on crafty projects lately spurred me to try this lovely pattern by Elisa McLaughlin's Designs blog. It is such a fun project; ticks all the boxes. Quick check, easy check , fun check , perfectly wearable check! This pattern is a great stash buster and because it only takes less than one ball of yarn splashing out on a luxury yarn would feel less frivolous.
|Fun and stress free project|
Mothers Day was a while ago. A few family members have been given embroidered pillowcases from me. Mum had dropped hints that she might like one but I ran out of time to stitch one up in time for Christmas so I whipped one up in time for Mothers Day. I used the Made in France by Agnes Delage-Calvet, Anne Sohier-Fournel, Muriel Brunet and Francoise Ritz book for inspiration (see here for great review by Feeling Stitchy but really just stitched what I thought she might like. I was a bit worried that dragonflies might be tricky but they were lots of fun.
|Stitching for my beautiful Mum|