Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A gift for Wanda

I usually plan (and try to make) gifts for people well in advance but this year I suddenly realised that Wanda's birthday was just over a week away, which really limited my options - it had to be quick and relatively easy to make. Fortunately, I had been thinking for a while of exploring the many inbuilt stitches on my Husqvarna Diamond (I think there are more than 400) and decided that this might be a good option for a journal cover.

Here's what I came up with (by the way, Wanda likes puppy dogs):

Monday, August 6, 2012

Postcard swap - Egypt

I mentioned in a previous post that I had participated in a fabric postcard swap in June, through stitchinfingers. I've been wanting to make some more fabric postcard and, of course, the Egypt theme sparked many memories for me.

I received this beautiful card from Mary the day after my previous post - a delightful surprise:

As I forgot to take a photo of my postcard before sending it off, you'll just have to take my word that it was absolutely fabulous (what's the emoticon for tongue-in-cheek?). Like many others in the swap, it featured the Eye of Horus.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

More cushions

My daughter-in-law asked for some cushions for her birthday. She only mentioned it two weeks before her birthday but she was happy to wait a while. I then forgot to photograph them before I gave them to her and it's taken months for me to get photos - but here they are at last.

The two in the first photo are a plain yarn and a feathery yarn knitted together.

These are knitted, needle-felted and machine embroidered.