Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Smalls SAL - May

Today is check-in day for the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at the Stitching Lotus. and I made these little embroidered thingys .... well the same as scissor fobs really but they are to hang from the cabinet doors in the bathroom



Not very keen on the colour of the tiny seed beads but I chose them to match the bathroom curtains and they are a change from my favourite pinks.



A quick and easy tiny design.  I robbed the two larger beads for the tassels from a necklace of mine as I thought they were ideal and the necklace is now only just a little bit shorter.





If you would like to join the Smalls SAL and stitch a little something each month, just click on the sidebar button which will take you to Heather´s blog and all the information.

Thimble Exchange

This year I took part in the Decorative Thimble Exchange organized by Kim at Wisdom with Needle and Thread.  My swap partner was Jo from Australia and this is what she sent me.


Apart from the pretty thimble from Bendigo Victoria, Jo also generously enclosed a very useful notebook and the lovely little handmade purse.  Thank you Jo.


Until next week,  Happy stitching,


Monday, 11 May 2015

Just a mat

This weekend I was sorting through my UFO drawer and came across some crochet edging I had made some time ago with the idea of making a couple of bedside table mats to match a favourite duvet cover.  The mats were already cut out and the crocheting done, everything just needed putting together.



I thought about this quite a bit because, although quick to sew up, the duvet cover is rather old now and a bit faded - so imagine the years that the unfinished mats have been occupying the drawer! - However I still love the design and a few years back even tried to find the fabric to buy another cover but .... No, of course not madam.... what do you expect after 20 years?



The crochet trim is a quick and easy pattern from the collection `Mil Labores´.  Well in the end I thought that as long as I have the bedcover and reminiscently use it once in a while, I might just as well have matching mats.......



......... and also one UFO less.
Until next week, happy stitching.



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