Sunday, July 31, 2011

Budding Paleontoligists in the family?

Since I have heaps of ideas for patterns for
girls and household, I thought I had better do a couple of patterns for little boys.






I'm sure your little hunters will love these. :)

Happy Stitching

Phillipa

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rusty Tools from the charity shop and Beads

Another nifty find at the charity shop.



They are already hard at work and the 2 beaded necklaces have been added to my beading stash. The blue have already been used on a crazy jewel tone block.:)

Happy stitching

Phillipa


Monday, July 25, 2011

Eco Dye. Camelia

On one of my jaunts to the post office i spotted some windfall camelia flowers. So what's a girl to do?
See what the potential is.







A lovely pinky colour with a nice perfume :).
will add to my shabby stash.
And since the liquid is still quite strong, Ive started another batch with lacey bits and scraps.


The first batch was left for just on a week, as I kept forgetting about it.Will I forget again?
Probably.lol

Happy Stitching

Phillipa


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hand Embroidery Patterns. By ME! Yippee!!

A while ago I posted about some little embroidery's that I did.

Well I had quite a few nice ideas from peoples and so
I'm now doing my own patterns.
These will be available as PDF's. No worrying about postage costs. :)
The first 4 are now on my Sella account .
I have heaps of ideas in the ol' noodle for many different designs, both traditional and contemporary.
For my overseas followers I have also started an Etsy shop.
I'd love to have you follow along.
I will have freebies and ideas and lots of other items on stitching in the future.
Now that Ive made a public statement about it all, I'd better pull finger and get moving :)






Happy stitching
Phillipa

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jewel Colours. Another block done

A blingy butterfly and a spiderweb complete with resident.




Enjoy.
Happy stitching

Phillipa


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jewel Colour and Butterfly Bling


Bling butterfly on hand crocheted doiley
amid  a bouquet of daisys.
Silk ribbon daisys are fun and effective to do.
You can see that they've been set among others
done in different threads to bounce the textures
against each other.

Happy stitching

Phillipa


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Colour, colour, colour and spider-web.

Nearly forgot the spider-web and spider.
Couched gold threads held down with
DMC Metallic 273.
I love that thread and use it alot.

Happy Stitching

Phillipa

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I cant reply to comments..Sorry

I cant reply to comments on my own blog and comment on other peoples blogs. Ive seen that others out there in blogland are getting similar problems.
Dont know why.
Its darned annoying.
So if you "Can" comment. I'm jealous.If you know how I can fix it, please let me know.
And be assured I am reading your comments. :)

regards Phillipa

Playtime continued


2 photos of the same thing.
These could become rather addictive ;)

Happy stitching
Phillipa


Friday, July 08, 2011

Shabby Chic Book Wraps.

2 of my Shabby Chic collage wraps are now
here on Felt. But I can only get 4 photos on there , so here are some more.






Hope you enjoyed the photos.
Happy stitching
Phillipa



Thursday, July 07, 2011

Playtime

A variety of yummy fabrics and laces.
Different textures.Different sizes.
Dollops of beads on top.




Great fun with a heap more to do.
Another great stash building group of flowers.

Happy stitching
Phillipa


Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Wrist-cuff with Ted the Bear

He's just gotta help out. :)



This will be on Felt soon.
Til next time

Happy stitching

Phillipa


Friday, July 01, 2011

Book Wrap. Shabby chic.





Love the layers.
Love the textures.
I call these book wraps but they could also be stitched to a
like sized pillow for a shabby chic boudoir.
or even framed.
Will let you know if/when I sell it. :)
Lots of happy stitching

Phillipa