Saturday, 28 November 2009

Christmas Photoshopping

We are hurtling into December, getting ready for christmas and thinking about making cards and wrapping paper, this is what we have come up with so far...

Santa's little helper was unimpressed.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Bottom Drawing

A full set of clothes for Dolly and things for the dolls house.

I love to get a tin of old buttons carefully salvaged from garments over many years, I am always intrigued by the other bits and pieces, bra fastens, random bits of metal with fabric still attached and so many belt buckles which I thought I would never have the need for. However when I needed a little black belt it took about two minutes to make this with a bit of black velvet ribbon, I am chuffed with my re-cycling self.

A bit more bottom drawing, beautifully done but with a full strand of silk, this always makes me wonder was this embroiderer inexperienced, never put right, or making a statement with bold thread to go with the bright and bold design?

More hand painted sandwich plates for our collection, £2 for 6!

Popped in to the local garden centre and look what we found, Christmas is on it's way.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Darling Book of Embroidery

I found this in a charity shop trawl this morning, what a treasure...

jolly language and heaps of just darling illustrations.

My big darling made a Victoria Sandwich at the weekend all on his own, I lined the tins, and my little darling assisted in the licking of utensils.

I managed to make these Ottolenghi Muffins today all on my own, although they were very complicated with a main part of the muffin and a separate top.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

The Big Smoke

We had a half term trip to London, drove for a change, stayed in Islington...

breakfasted at Ottolenghi...

lunched at Corrigans...

and looked at some textiles in the V&A.