Hi. As I mentioned in my last blog, I’ve just been away for a bit of a holiday in Spain. As it’s so hot at this time of year, and we don’t have little children to entertain anymore, we didn’t do very much apart from relax with the odd cocktail or read a book on a sun lounger!!!
As you might guess though, I am not able to relax fully if I don’t have some knitting or sewing to hand. I always try to take something with me when we go anywhere, just incase I get a bit bored or need something to occupy me!! Even if I don’t end up needing it, I always feel better for just knowing it’s there.
We were a bit limited for space so I took a small bag with some embroidery supplies in it.
Naturally after a couple of days I felt the urge to get creative and out came the needle and threads.
First of all I finished off this little floral number. I found this design on Pinterest and just drew it with a pencil onto a piece of fabric that was hanging around not doing anything in our loft. I tried to keep the colour scheme really neutral and am very pleased with the finished result. The next challenge will be to find out what this piece of work is finally going to be. I’m sure it will speak to me at some point soon and let me know!!
After that was done I re-visited this feline design which came to me one day last summer when I was just driving along minding my own business and it decided to pop into my head. I had drawn the outline and done some stitching with it before, I even went to Clayfever in Tadcaster and painted him onto a vase! I have made a few items with this design on, some of which you can see below, and really felt the need to see what else I could do with it.
I decided this time I would have a pair of cats and did some rough tacking stitches onto the fabric just so I had an outline to follow. I then went absolutely crazy with the lazy daisies filling in the outline of one of the cats.
With the second cat I decided just to stitch into the negative space and went with the neutral colours again.
The design is coming on well and I am really pleased with how it’s looking so far. When it’s finished I think it might have to turn it into a gift for someone!!
Well that’s what I got up to on holiday and now I’m home and getting on with some more projects, hoping to learn lots along the way.