Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Handmade 365

Hello there, how are you today? Thank you for the comments on my latest cross stitch finish, I will show you a picture of it on the mantelpiece soon.   

So I told you on Sunday that I had loads to tell you and I do.  A lot of what I have been doing lately comes down to this project.  

I have been struggling with my image for a while.  I used to be an all Next girl, I never stood out from the crowd, I just blended in with everyone.  A few years ago I got my first CK bag - I loved it - I liked that it stood out and it bought colour to my sensible wardrobe.   I started to add brooches to my coat and cardigans but that's as far as I really got.    I absolutely adore the 'handmade', country, granny chic look which is how I am leaning towards dressing.  I have spent the last fortnight being a busy bee adding to my wardrobe with a skirt and a lot of new brooches.    I would like to add I am a very inexperienced sewer and apart from an apron I have only made a skirt so far.  This challenge is helping me in so many different ways. 

I stumbled across the challenge on instagram under #handmade365 and then looked at the wonderful blog of Ted and Agnes.   There is now to date 22 of us taking part.  I am on day 12 of my 365 journey.

I will be posting here every Friday my insatgram pictures of my weekly wears.  This week there will be 14 pictures. 

If you would like to join in with the challenge pop on over to ted and agnes to read more about it. 

Thank you for visiting

Laura x 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Stitching Sunday

Hello anyone there? Apologies for the lack of posts I have been so busy.  I have so much to blog about and I promise to get some posts out this week.  

I have a finish for you today!!!  I actually finished it last Saturday but I just didn't get around to blogging - or instagramming sorry. The design is Owls and Acorns by Blue Ribbon Designs.  I stitched it in the recommended DMC colours.  I am going to frame it this week so it can go with the Autumn decorating. 

I am linking up with Chrissie over HERE.  Pop on over for a look at what everyone else is stitching today. 

I have added a few different ways to follow the blog now I hope that helps. 

Laura x 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Sunday Stitching

Good evening how are you?  I have been a little poorly this past week so I haven't been up to much.  I have tried to sleep as much as possible which is not easy with 3 children and a chocolate Labrador!!   

I did make some progress on my Friday night fall stitching which I take part in on Instagram.  I would ideally like to get it finished this week but I have a lot on so we will see. 

Next up is a new start.  I have seen this on a few blogs recently and it is a new stitchalong by this lovely blog.  The second part is already out so I need to get a move on.  

I managed some embroidery this week too but my camera battery has died.  It is on charge now so I will take some photos soon.  

If you would like to see what others are stitching this week pop on over to Chrissie

Thank you for visiting 

Laura x