Monday, 7 September 2009

A little bit of craftiness

Don't you just love poppies... I do,I have lots in my garden sometimes they are only there for a short time depending on the weather but they are glorious, I love to watch them pop out from their cases, unfurling their creased petals and stretching up to meet the sun, hidden inside a wondrous inky blackness...... oops I'm dreaming again. I think I might do some more of these flower embroideries, they are just hand drawn and then filled in as the spirit moves me, I like doing this kind of thing I think it allows you to be more expressive, as you know I'm rubbish at following directions I like to be a free spirit.

I'm finding that I love projects that have a little bit of everything incorporated into them. This little stitchery has just that, I'm not sure what to do with it now
I might make a little wall hanging as I don't have much of the surrounding fabric,
I really like this fabric and would love to find some more to do a bigger project, it was given to me so I don't know the name of it. I'm sure someone out there will know.

Well...... this was my blanket, after realising I had nowhere near enough wool its now a cushion. Its a long time since I have done any crocheting and my squares leave a lot to be desired but I'm pleased with the overall result. I was quite shocked at the price of wool these days......
You know what this means don't you.. another cushion on the chair that no-one is allowed to sit on he he he..


  1. Hi Karen! Lovely crafts!
    Like you, I'm rubbish at following directions and love to be a free spirit (in life, not on patterns!)
    Have a great week!

  2. I love the stitcherie. Whos pattern is it?

  3. I love the poppies too. They don't grow in our area, so I have to just enjoy the pictures.

  4. What beautiful things! I am constantly seeing lots of nice, new wool in charity shops, so maybe you won't need to pay the full price if you have some luck! Thanks for your comments on my blog - I love your phrase above, stitching 'as the spirit moves you' - I once gave a charity talk at a Quaker meeting, and that's their favourite phrase - they told me not to get up to speak until the spirit moved me. Being me, and not used to Quaker-time, something moved me to get up pretty fast!

  5. I love the poppies! One of my favorite flowers. Nice job!

  6. Beautiful stitching. Love the poppies. Great to feel free in your creativity. x

  7. oh wow your stitching is so neat and uniformed well done...looks fantastic cheers Vickie

  8. Hi Karen,
    thank you for your comment on my blog..
    I love your stitcherie.
    the cushion turned out just lovely..
    Julia ♥

  9. Hi Karen,
    You can have a hug anytime :)
    I grew up near a field that had poppies, so I quite miss them...I took them for granted at the time.
    Your stitchery is lovely, the bees just make it.
    Hugs, Sharon

  10. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for stopping by. Love the poppies embroidery - even more so the fact that you've done it free-hand "as the spirit moves you" - well done:0)

  11. Hi Love the poppies! I use to love to paint them when I was doing my folk-art...Lisa

  12. Hi
    Thanks for popping over to my blog and for such a lovely comment. I really do appreciete them.
    I love poppies too there's just something about them isn't there. Your stitch work is just amazing you are one talented lady.

  13. Hi
    Here I am visinting and what a pleasant visit it has been, i love your blog.
    I am not very good with instruccions too!!
    we share a dream (litle shop....).
    thanks for visiting me

  14. What a beautiful stitchery! You do nice job on your projects!

  15. Wow. I am so impressed. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

  16. Hi the poppies. I have a knee quilt "in progress" with blue poppies and it is very pretty......just need another life to finish
    You could put red boarders around your stitchery and use if for a bag front. I find good quality homespun is perfect for bags.
    Many Blessings
    From Judith

  17. Karen, Your blocks are beautiful!! Love your Poppy block and what a great job you did designing it. You might try thrift stores for wool yarn, I've seen some nice yarns in the thrift stores.

  18. Doing these crafts must be a great way of winding down after work. More lovely hearts I see. x