I had fallen behind on the sewing project which is not exactly setting the best example!..so I set to work to catch up...sharpened needles at the ready. After my youngest was tuckered out from her busy birthday party day on Saturday, I set up my laptop with 2 films at the ready and began stitching away on the blossom design. (design here)
Its funny how often things I'm initially not keen on turn out to be my favourite...this design can join that club. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and the colours used. Pretty pretty indeed.
Sunday brought an opportunity to sew while yet another 6 year old had a birthday party, and this is where the squirrel started to take shape. (design here) He got finished off last night while watching Vikings (yes to Ragnar Lothbrok!) If I were to do it again I'd choose a different colour for the squirrel and different fabric for the background...
However seeing all the flags I've sewn so far..I'm really liking how well they sit together.
I've been getting so many messages and such great feedback from the patterns and "stitchery lessons" I've been sharing over the last few weeks. Thankyou all so much to all those who feel inspired to take part. Jo has been sharing her take on the spring project work over on her blog and a bit of her process, which has been a joy to see. If anyone else feels like sharing their sewing I would be delighted to see and share.
|Sewn by jo at Sleeping dragons|
So I'll end with the birthday smiles....these were from the midweek "official" birthday celebrations....
Yes! despite it only being late afternoon that is Skye in her pj's..but as she told me ..it's MY birthday...."Fair enough "I said...."but you will need to take off your roller boots when you go to bed"....reluctantly she agreed :)