Saturday, 22 January 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR (SORRY I'M LATE)!

Happy New Year - I'm so sorry I haven't posted for so long and I do feel that I have neglected my blog but I have been so busy with orders, then Christmas, then more orders - all good of course!

My last post mentioned the Ouseburn Open Studios at Mushroom Works Gallery which I was to participate in - I made around fifty 20cm square pictures for the event and sold about 80% which made me stop and think - 'why don't I make some more and list them in my etsy shop'! So, I have been busy, busy, busy embroidering Scandinavian Birds and Home Sweet Home pictures especially for my on line etsy shop.

Here are a few examples to whet your appetite!






As you may already know, although I embroider most of the time my favourite craft is crochet and over the Christmas period I decided to make some hats, scarves, etc for friends and family. To be honest I design these hats as I go along so you can be assured that no two are ever he same. As I crochet I may decide to change the colour or yarn depending upon mood and to complete each design I make a felt flower brooch to co-ordinate with each hat.

These designs have also been a success and as a result I have had quite a few orders which I have fulfilled. I have also made some extra ones which I have also listed on etsy.






I am in the middle of organising a giveaway as a belated New Year treat so please check back soon for more details.

8 comments:

kateuk said...

Good to know that the reason for no posts was the best one i.e. too much work!
The bird pictures are particularly smashing.

Biba said...

I missed your writing but I've checked your Etsy shop - the hats with the brooches are fantastic, exactly my cup of tea! As a matter of fact, I've already put one of your flower brooches on my knitted beret - it looks great, I'll post you a link as soon as I blog about it!

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh what lovely things you make.
Julie xxxxx

Wendy said...

the appliqued birds are stunning! What fabulous work!

MeredithJean said...

Oh my gosh yes, your embroideries look wonderful framed as pictures. I look forward to seeing plenty in your etsy shop.

Cate said...

Happy new year! Love the pink home sweet home sign!

Cate, x

craftluxuries said...

extraordinary!

Amy said...

I have just discovered your blog via your etsy store and I think your work is amazing and inspiring! I am now following you :)
xo
Amy
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