I’m not a summer person. I guess that’s obvious by the name of this blog, so I wasn’t excited it was already June, but I was excited that a new season meant a new Craftpod. I had zero expectations this time because their boxes this past year have been so varied I don’t know what to expect anymore, and that’s part of the fun! … More Craftpod’s Summer Box 2021
Have you ever been in an embroiderer’s living room and looked at their hoop collection and noticed a bee embroidery hanging on the wall? Creating one bumblebee embroidery, usually surrounded by flowers with the bee in the centre, is like a rite of passage in an embroiderer’s life. … More A Bumblebee Embroidery
This month’s Love Embroidery magazine, issue 14, came with a keyring embroidery project that I was very excited to try. The embroidery, though, a floral design with woven wheel roses, wasn’t my style. So I decided to get my watercolours out to design a simple embroidery that would look good inside a tiny hoop. … More Creating a keyring embroidery
The start of a new season doesn’t mean much for most people, but for me, it means there’s a new Craftpod to explore, and the Spring box was a good one.
I’ve never been a fan of cross stitch, I’ve always considered it something older people do to pass the time. I’ve previously looked down on cross stitch. I don’t consider myself a snob, but I guess I am a bit snobby when it comes to stitching techniques. … More Craftpod Spring 2021 – Cross-Stitching for the first time
Seven months ago, I got an ad on Instagram promoting a 6-month subscription for Love Embroidery, a monthly magazine for embroidery enthusiasts. For the first time ever, I subscribed to a magazine because lockdown and also having a magazine subscription sounds very grown-up. … More Reviewing Love Embroidery Magazine
I found this design when I was reading the Love Embroidery magazine and I thought the sloth looked so funny and cute that I needed to stitch it right away. … More A tiny sloth embroidery
I’m not much of a Valentine’s day fan, but I like to use it as an excuse to do something with my partner. Pre-covid we’d have gone out for dinner, something we rarely do because we’re both indoor people. But having something to “celebrate” forces us out of the flat, I get to wear something other than joggers, and he finally decides to shave. … More A Valentine’s Day Embroidery
Another season, another Craftpod! Winter is my second favourite season, so I was very excited to receive this box. I had high expectations, assuming the project would be a traditional Christmas design or a snowy scene. So I was definitely surprised when the theme for the box were swans. … More Craftpod’s Winter Box 2020/21
Here it is! After months of waiting, I finally got my Craftpod’s autumn box! I was very excited to open it and see the projects that would accompany me this season. But I was a bit disappointed with the felt project.
… More Craftpod’s Autumn 2020 Box
I designed an autumn embroidery for the first time. I did a quick research on Pinterest and Etsy for autumn embroideries, and most of them had a few things in common: there were foxes, pumpkins and oak leaves, with the occasional red mushrooms and acorns. I wanted to do a traditional autumn embroidery, so I decided to include all of the typical elements. … More Designing an autumn embroidery