Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A block of Crazy stitching and a fabulous Quaker Ball in progress !

Hi Everyone, hope you had a great Easter and a huge 'pig out ' on all that yummy chocolate !
Today I am showing a little crazy quilting block and by 'little I mean little !






This is my first attempt and the entire block is done by hand as my daughter 
has got my sewing machine.......and I want it back !!!!



Also I am working on a Quaker Ball, which is something that I have just discovered !


Sorry about the light glare on the photograph !


These are my first four squares for mt Quaker ball !
Shall be showing progress on this with updates.........
Thanks so much for popping by and please leave a comment,
Its always lovely to hear from my followers and any questions
you have, I will always try and answer !
Have a good week all xxxxxxxxxxx



Sunday, 6 April 2014

Playing with my camera on Super Macro !

I had a beautiful bouquet from my eldest daughter and son-in-law for Mothering Sunday........They have all opened up this morning, so I thought I would capture their beauty................








Hope these brighten your day.........Have a great Sunday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A tiny snippet of what's to come...........

Hello folks, I'm having a blast and letting my brain run riot ! Here is a sneeky peak.......


I am finding this 'freedom' of stitching soooooooo rewarding !


Anybody who wants to have a go at 'Freedom stitching', you are very welcome to copy any ideas that I show and if you need any help, I can answer your questions in the comments box !
PLEASE BE SURE TO WATCH THE PROGRESS OF THIS PIECE ! !
i think it should turn out pretty good, fingers crossed...................Have a great week end folks and thanks for popping by xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Une passion française avec une touche de fin crochet !

Hello lovely friends , I've been merrily stitching and hooking my heart out this week and loved every second !
I am soooo enthralled by the french style of embroidery, it is so opulent and rich in creativity......I could stare at it all day long......Anyway enough babbling on, you came to see the 'EYE CANDY ' right ?
So here it is........Enjoy............












If you appreciate my creativity, I would just LOVE you to leave a comment,
It would mean so much to me.......Thank you !
Have an amazing week end dear friends xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 14 March 2014

Embr----ochet.........Embroidery and Crochet, working together !

Hello dear friends, the sun is shining here in the UK and I am having a very peaceful and creative Friday !
I have come up with this idea of  using Embroidery and Crochet to create a 3D Hoop art image.............
Take a look at this 'eye' candy and I would love to hear your opinions on Embrochet--------


The flowers are crocheted with perle 8 threads    


And encrusted with crystals and beads !


Just adore the colours !


Hope you have a great week end dear friends !


And this is my beautiful grandson........


Love You Toby.......xxxxxxx


                                      took this pic in my garden this morning.....so beautiful..............xxx

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Belle broderie de style Français!

Hi everyone, thought I was overdue a good blog, so here we are ! I have been enthralled by some of the french embroidery I have encountered ! Such blogs as.......http://www.facilececile.com/ and http://sophiebrode.canalblog.com/.....excellent embroidery blogs with magical 'eye candy' ! Many techniques and wonderful colour combinations have given me so much inspiration....so I have decided to do my own versions of 'french style' embroidery.....Take a look...........






I am so happy with this example and plan to do more....hope you like the eye candy !
I also have been doing my 'Chelsea pillow' WIP......Here is a little glimpse........




Last but not least....A very happy grandma with my favourite person in all the world
my grandaughter Ella-mae, whom I named this blog after.......Love you Ella xxxxxx
I shall post again soon with my progress, have a happy week folks ! ! !






Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A NEW YEAR WISH !

A special new year wish to all my followers.......Thank you for all your wonderful comments throughout the year.....I will endeavour to create as much 'eye' candy as possible in 2014, Please stay with me as I have soo much more up my sleeve.........I do wish all of you a very Happy, peaceful and creative 2014....May all your dreams come true.........God Bless and enjoy seeing in the New Year .............xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




This is for you Mike....Happy New Year xxxx