Friday, 12 November 2010

Sew Small

 Here is the little gift I've been making - Snowflake Booties! They were quick to make as I'd already worked out the pattern as a commission for last month's Cross Stitcher (those were in pink, with white ducks), and I thought this folksy red and white set would be a lovely gift for little Daisy Dot.
 I love working with felt, and using waste canvas to stitch a cross stitch motif on it is as easy as pie - just tack on a bit of 14 count waste canvas, follow a cross stitch chart in the usual way, then remove the waste canvas thread by thread - if you dampen it first it doesn't take long to do this.
Small treats for me this week - two, yes two, new books to lose myself in - and some delicious hot chocolate to enjoy at the same time. We've got lots on this weekend, but I'm hoping to  find a little time to indulge in my reading and mugs of hot chocolate and maybe even a few of these too....
The buffeting gales have now died down here at last - after getting up to 75mph last night and blowing a few tiles off our very high roof. I hope you are all safe and unharmed. And I wish you all a warm and sweet weekend. x


Anonymous said...

Oh Helen, those little snowflake booties are so, so cute!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend with some time to read and of course for hot chocolate. :)
Vivienne x

Rubyred said...

Good morning Helen!
Those bootees are so adorable!
Books and hot chocolate sound perfect to me!
It was very windy yesterday, lets hope it dies down today!
Have a super weekend!
Rachel x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Love your post. The booties are so sweet and will be perfect for your Daisy Dot. Love her name!!! Sounds like your weekend should be nice if you can sneak some time for you!! Have a Fun. xo Robin❤

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh love those little booties, so so cute! Cross stitch and felt - my heaven :-)

Can you recommend any felt boooks by the way - I want to buy one but am not sure of any good ones with projects that can be hand sewn.

...Nina Nixon... said...

The booties are bootiful - sorry. They truly are though.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina xxx

Mia said...

May I join to you for some hot chocolate and some of those sweet pink ones ... :)

Have a wonderful weekend!


P.S. The most adorable little booties!!

Jane said...

Hi Helen, I noted Mia's comment about gingerbread men today so I took a look at your blog, how lovely it is. Bright, cheery and some beautiful hand crafted items.
Kind regards, Jane

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting me. I'm delighted to have found your blog - it's gorgeous. i love everything....the strawberry heart quilt, the syrup tins, the flower pin cushion but those felt slippers are the most adorable! Be 'seeing' you soon! claire

Sewmancer said...

such stunning booties!

Teje said...

Hello Helen! Enjoy your books and sweeties! Like I enjoy your blog and lovely crafts! I shall add you in my list - right now!
Best wishes Teje

Julia said...

Hello Helen

I have just had the nicest time reading your lovely blog, your pictures are so very inspiring and I think Im going to have to add you to my blogroll so that I can find you again, and others can too!

Thanks for visiting my blog too,and for your kind comment.

Sending love
Julia x x x

Barbara said...

Such adorable little red shoes ... thank you for inspiring us, Helen.