A new embroidery project

At the start of this year I made some inspirational embroidered wall hangings.  I really loved the result – particularly that I could decorate my workspace the handmade way with a little message to keep me smiling.  I have a real fascination with embroidery – I follow tons of beautiful embroiderers on instagram (I should probably do a post sharing my favourites) and I love the … Continue reading A new embroidery project

embroidered words be brave in hoop

Crafternoon How-To: New Year Inspirational Embroidery

It’s almost 2016 people which means I’m thinking a lot about what I’d like to make next year all about.  I love a good list so New Year Resolutions are right up my street, however I try wherever possible to create resolutions that will fill me with inspiration, as opposed to dragging me into a pit of despair; I learnt that lesson after trying to … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: New Year Inspirational Embroidery

Work in Progress: getting lyrical with cross stitch

I wanted to share how I was getting along with my latest cross stitch project.  It feels like it was ages ago that I discovered cross stitch with What Delilah Did, vowed my eternal love, finished my first piece and then promptly moved on to the next craft.  I’m just so damn fickle about the whole thing!  What’s worse is I don’t even feel bad – … Continue reading Work in Progress: getting lyrical with cross stitch

My frog prince is complete

My frog prince cross stitch is now complete!  Hours of dedication and stitchery but I’m so happy with the result. If you’d like to make your own the frog prince pattern came from a superb cross stitch book by What Delilah Did and the stag cameo is one of my own tutorials which you can find here. Photography by Hannah Cox.  Covered under copyright © creativise 2012 Please … Continue reading My frog prince is complete

Discovering Cross Stitch with What Delilah Did

Mastering cross stitch has been sitting on my to-do list for a while so I decided to splash out on a book or two to learn the basics and be inspired about the possibilities.  My first book choice for cross stitch after googling and surfing all over the internet was Storyland Cross Stitch from What Delilah Did.   What Delilah Did is the creation of fabulous artist … Continue reading Discovering Cross Stitch with What Delilah Did