boxes of colour

Over the christmas holidays I tidied and sorted the boxes of embroidery thread that were my grandads as I've been using them more and more. It's lovely to make use of them, and lots of the little cards have his handwriting on. I also had lots of fun with Holly in the haberdashery choosing lots and lots of new colours to fill them up, this is one of the boxes. I've also been back to the shop and bought even more that don't quite fit in yet... : )

a hint of spring

Lots of shoots are starting to appear in the garden, the first little signs that Spring is hopefully not too far away. Hooray! We planted 11 different types of daffodil and narcissus last year, and lots of crocuses, I can't wait for them to appear. I've also been very busy behind the scenes at a very exciting project, once it is finalised I can reveal all, this new cushion is a tiny part of it, I must admit I love this large feather... : )

Make your bag stand out from the crowd

A second new bag charm is now available, in blue! They can also be used as keyrings but I must admit I am becoming quite attached to having it on my bag. Then again they are very tactile and feel nice in your hand too… you decide! : )

feathers, felt & fleece

I'm gradually getting back to my feathers after making a few Christmas presents! The alphabet below was for my niece, and I also made a little fleece bag for her to keep all the letters in.
Holly wanted to help too, so she was in charge of sewing the letter 'D', and what a great job she did. She also decided she needed a little fleece bag too, so the next night I made her this purple one. Don't you just love the Red Riding Hood ribbon? My sister gave it to me a long time ago and it has been waiting for the right project!
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