January work

Thought it was about time I shared some pictures of my current work in progress. This one has been on hold for a little while - the wording was pretty straightforward once I'd chosen the colours and layout, but the border has had me stumped for some time. 

Lots of playing with flowers and leaves, and finally I have a border I'm happy with. The next step is my favourite bit -  adding detail using hand embroidery, sequins and beads so that it sparkles and shines once it reaches its final destination in the festival office at Worthy Farm.  

New toy...

At the moment I'm on a bit of a mission to add products to the shiny new shop page on this website. I've been trying to work out the best way to take some decent shots of my work, and was digging around on the internet last for ideas when I found this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/640799395/lightcase

It arrived yesterday, and has been put to good use already....


Machine stitched necklace

This project began with some absent minded fiddling with discarded string from a Christmas present (far too nice to just throw in the bin, but that is why my house looks the way it does, full of things that I can't bear to get rid of....) 

After some initial experiments the string was abandoned in favour of a large reel of telephone wire, given to me at least a decade ago. It's been sitting in the house ever since, just waiting for the right project (see comments above, re state of the house....)

Several evenings (and lots of loops) later, I have a finished necklace, a lot of wire still to get through, and a head full of ideas for more necklaces and a bracelet. Watch this space.....

I am bad at this...

...but I will try and be better in 2015. The good news is that I am still here, and still stitching away!  Pics of some recent commissions in the gallery below: