Sunday, 9 October 2011

Makes and swap goodies

Before I start I just want to get one thing off my chest. BLOODY BLOGGER.  
I'm sure I don't need to explain.

Anyway I received my swap goodies from Shirl at The White House
for the Autumn swap.

I love these felted acorns with real tops, so clever, and the pumpkin mould is great fun.

 And a collection of buttons and Owls in fantastic Autumn colours.

Thank you Shirl

This is what I sent her.

I had an urge to return to needle felting and used it mixed with some wet felted leaves.
I was pleased with the result and hope she liked it.

So what else have I been up to 
Well I'm doing an online workshop with Madness and Mess called the "road to my house.

This is my first attempt at a machine embroidered house which will be on my road.
Good job it's not real it would be condemned. 

Then my little one chose some fabric for a zipped pouch for her gadget charges on her travels.

Then finally, Last week I went to the fantastic 15th century   Dragon Hall in Norwich 
for a workshop with the very talented Teena Vallerine.
We started with a huge pile of fabric scraps and a background fabric.

Were shown some fabulous samplers to give some an idea of what different stitches looked like
 and how to do them.

Before being let loose with scissors, bondaweb, an iron and our imagination.

Then you embroider as and where you like.
Needs a different frame but you get the idea.
It's great fun.

My house is going to be in chaos for a while now as I'm having a kitchen fitted this week.
Makeover photos next weekend hopefully.

Don't forget my Giveaway, you have until the 15th to enter.

Have a great day.



  1. Lovely goodies, lucky people, I love your mobile... and your new work is fab, I love embroidery at the moment :)
    Sue Xxx

  2. So glad you liked my swap parcel. I love the felted mobile, very skillfully made and now hanging in pride of place above my patio doors. The courses you have been on look very inspiring, I love the free-styling. xxx

  3. Lovely swaps.
    As soon as I saw the Flower Srap sampler my brain went into overdrive
    Julie xxxxxx

  4. The Autumn swap was great wasn't it? I had some fantastic gifties too from my swap partner.
    The mobile is lovely. Do the felted acorns have real acorn tops? (Fairy goblets!)
    How is Teena? Miss her blog. Great class though!

    Sandie xx

  5. What lovely swap goodies :)

    Love the new piece of work too :)

    Won't mention blogger - ooops I just did!

  6. Sounds like you've been busy. Let me know if you find any good local workshops.

  7. Lovely pictures of lovely makes. I love your mobile - a lovely idea! And you machine embroidered house is brilliant for a first attempt! Keep at it!