Embroidered advent calendar 2016 

The French website Artesane had a fun protect in December : make a embroidered advent calendar !  At the end of November, they published the trame of the calendar that was composed of 24hexagons. And then every day in December they published a little motif to fill up one hexagon. I have chosen a blue and white hexagon fabric…

Blue squirrel

With the rest of the grey wool from my summer cardigan, I have knitted a simple square and embroidered a squirrel with big cross-stitches to make a pillow for our new sofa. I really like this model from Erin Black. She used Tunisian crochet but I did not have enough wool to use this technique…

First attempt at sashiko embroidery

The pair of jeans I am using to cycle to go to work every day is very worn out ! I wanted to do some embroidery on it to draw the eyes away from the knee section. When I saw Jenny Parker post last week, I was inspired to try some Japanese “Sashiko” embroidery on them. There…

Hello cushion 

I had started to do the embroidery on a much darker blue polkadot fabric but I was not happy on how the “h” came out so I started again on a light blue polkadot fabric and used a different style of writing.          

Tunisian crochet clutch 

The issue fifty seven of Mollie makes had a tutorial to make a Tunisian crochet clutch. I like how dense the stitch is. I did not fancy the embroidery pattern given in the instruction so I have found another one online and it resembles more the original Erin black’s creation! In order to prevent the embroidery threat…

Christmas tag

My Sunday project ! The model is in the Cross stitch collection issue 256. I used a metallic red for a sparkling touch !