Friday, 28 January 2011

And Sew...

 I can't believe it's Friday already!! This has turned into a very busy week for me, with several work projects on the go all at once, and some things I wanted to stitch just for fun too! I managed to get most things done, but have lots of unanswered emails and other things waiting for me on Monday...
But I did finish my little sewing set which was almost done when I showed it to you last time. I wanted to play with the scrapbook idea but in textiles - I love this theme and am following it in various projects at the moment....I love using words on fabric, just as I loved stitching samplers because they always had text and letters mixing in with the motifs - one of my favourite things...
 The little scissors charm I've used here is one I've had for a while - they actually open and close. I love finding vintage sewing things, and little bits of antique embroidery with tiny letters or numbers. That was what inspired me to stitch the tiny word 'sew' on linen, using one strand of cotton over one thread of linen...it makes such a tiny little decorative label....
In my tea breaks this week I've been perusing the gorgeous new DMC catalogue - filled with delicious sewing treats...fabrics, accessories, kits, threads...so many sewing things I've just realised I need...
 I love using special threads and am always on the look out for anything new. I still need threads for cross stitch, but also for other types of embroidery and for paper crafts too. Lots to choose from though not much time...but I can have a further browse at the weekend...
This weekend my daughter Rosie and her boyfriend are coming to stay, so I will be up bright and early tomorrow baking them a cake! I have heard the weather is going to be very cold so the kitchen will be a good place to be - I was going to start some gardening but prefer to do that when it's warmer. Thank you for visiting me here today. I wish you all a very happy weekend, with happy times doing things you enjoy. Keep cosy.  See you soon. xxx

18 comments:

Hazel said...

Oooh I love your sewing set. Where did you get the word tags from or did you make them yourself? Adorable. x

harmony and rosie said...

Hello Helen, I love love love your little sewing kit, the fabric is very pretty but it's the added charm and wording that really makes it. Wishing you a lovely weekend with your family.

Kate x

Bobo Bun said...

Hi Helen

Looking at your bright and cheerful pictures really feels like the cold and grey weather has been banished. I absolutely love the yellow fabric you've used. Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

driftwood said...

totally gorgeous xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That yellow print is so pretty Helen. :) I love all the tiny stitching on linen!
I bought some primula today, I'm hoping for warmer weather so I can pot them up!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Vivienne x

from the Bluebird said...

Hi Helen, I am extremely smitten with your work. I always look forward to what you've done next. I tend to flop around projects. What a talent you have, thank you for sharing.

Hugs, Dani

Naturally Carol said...

I read your post today and could just imagine you flitting from one thing to another...just wanting to read, prepare, make and do all those things that are on your mind and excite you at the moment! Isn't life good when there are good things to be excited about!

Teje said...

Hello Helen! Oh my my how sweet and pring-feeling set you have made! That really inspires to create! I love all the tiny details you make so carefully!
Thank you for the flowers for the weekend!
xxx Teje

Jane said...

Hi Helen,I love the little sewing set but my favourite is that dear little scizzors charm...perfect! Glad the creative juices are flowing well! Have a great day with your family.
Jane x

clare said...

Gorgeous!!
Clare@Weekend Crafter xx

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Helen, your little sewing set is simply adorable I love it, and the scissors charm is just too sweet for words!! You really do have some gorgeous spring flowers in your home...especially the pink primulas, they can be so uplifting don't you think? I hope that you are having a lovely weekend with your daughter. Sarah x

Motyl said...

Hi from the Czech Republic.
I love your hand sewn items, especially the toys. They look so perfect and cute.
I also make toys ´mainly dolls at the moment.
Have a sweet Sunday,
Tracy

Mia said...

Most adorable sewing set, Helen! I would need a few of these beauties myself as I am hopeless with needles, always missing :) One in every room would work for me! Your set is just...perfect!

So springly flowers, lovely!

Happiest new week soon!

Yours,
Mia

Simone said...

A lovely sewing kit and I love the teeny tiny cross stitch on linen. I really NEED that DMC catalogue too. I can never have enough aida, linen or beautiful threads to stitch with! x

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

a beautiful little post ❤

i absolutely love the sewing kit, you do have the loveliest ideas.

love the pretty polly primrose too too :)

sew said...

Helen - your sewing kit is a delight - especially to me as my initials are SEW!
Thank you for bringing such cheer!

Julia said...

Gorgeous makes as usual, really like your needlebook!
I also like the text on your work, do you print that yourself, or do you find it like that? It's lovely either way, as are those lovely primroses!

Sending love, thanks for the shot of colour today,
Julia x

do you mind if i knit said...

Beautiful work! Just beautiful, those fabrics are gorgeous too. Love Vanessa xxx