Showing posts from April, 2014

Ribbon Embroidery Topiary Needlebook and Etsy Finds

I've been in a bit of an inspirational slump lately, but I finally got inspired to make some new needlebooks this week.  A little topiary tree with French knots in silk ribbons and cotton flosses.  For the other needlebook I have a collection of the 2 1/2" charm squares and found a plain one to embroider and then finished the needlebook with some of the other squares trimming them down a bit.  May do more of these, I liked how this one turned out.    
Browsing on Etsy lately and felt like doing a little shopping.  I've been looking for some small change purse size zip pouches for summertime and to carry in my camera bag for travel.  I bought the blue one from Sea Pinks on Etsy to carry change in or possibly keep my lens cap in.  I really liked the bottom one too because of the ring to attach to my camera bag.  It's a good size for money, drivers license and such.  Cute fabrics too.   
I've been eyeing these pumpkin shape pincushions for a while and finally found one…

Fair Isle Sweater Vest Progress

My Craftsy fair isle vest is progressing nicely.  I'm enjoying the pattern (since it has easy repeats :)  I've watched most of the class with Mary Jane Mucklestone and will continue it when I reach the point of adding steeks for armholes and V-neck.  I'm not too far away!     
I like the earth tones in the sweater and these colors are really out of my normal pastel color range I usually choose.
I did put some purple in there, I love purple.