Thursday, 25 February 2016

Smalls SAL - February

Hello friends and visitors,  Today  is check-in day for the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at  Stitching Lotus, so if you would like to show something small that you have stitched this month, just click on my sidebar button for more information to join this group.

I embroidered this little pattern called Mon Journal by Veronique Enginger some time ago, but hadn´t got around to making it into anything, so this week I tried my hand at making a notebook.

Just using cardboard, fabric from my stash - an old skirt actually - which matched the design perfectly and the usual odds and ends for decorating.  I had to make a few holes in the cover to thread the pages with ribbon.

Not too bad.  I added a button on the side to close the notebook and then decided I didn´t like it and it wasn´t necessary anyway.   Some embellishments to the front.

I glued some rather boring paper to the inside covers which was what I had on hand but of course this would look much better with a pretty design, however I daren´t get interested in scrapbooking and all that gorgeous paraphernalia - don´t need a divorce at my age.

Thank you for visiting.  See you next week.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine´s Day

Hi and good morning stitching friends.  A very happy Valentine´s Day to you all.

Having a DH with half a gram or less of romanticism in his make up, I just popped outside to gather and rescue some pretty yellow freesias battling against the wind of yet another dark rainy day and so treat myself to their beauty and delightful fragrance.

This week I have made myself a new ipad cover,

using a little unknown cross stitch design I found on the Internet and odds and ends from my stash,

I added some lace and trim, sequins and beads and lined the cover with some soft red velvet.

I still like my cover with the cats made years ago but it is now rather worn and difficult to wash

and having said that, this new one looks like it might be difficult to wash also.

Linking this post to Supermom no cape stitchery party.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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