I decided to join the #marchmeetthemaker challenge this year, which is a month-long challenge with different prompts for each day to post to Instagram. In case you are not on IG and would like a feel for what its all about here’s a few of the posts so far…
Day 1… Favourite Make
Since I love making, designing and stitching then it just had to be a collection of the patterns and kits I have made to date. This is a small collection of some of my favourites all of which are available for you to make with the patterns and kits in my shop.
Day 2… How I started
Having crafted from a very young age, it was patchwork and quilting in my 20’s that really started my love of fabric and stitching. I totally fell in love with hand stitch when I made a mini quilt for a competition at the NEC in 2006 for Patchwork magazine! I came 1st and was hooked! I had to think smaller projects when my kids came along so hand embroidery has been the perfect fit. I had so many ideas and not enough space to display each one so decided selling them as patterns would be a great excuse to keep designing! I haven’t looked back!
Day 3… Flat Lay
I found these gorgeous little wooden buttons in my stash and they make the most perfect strawberries! I thought I would make a button alternative with my Strawberry swirl design and this would look super cute stitched up!
Day 4… Tools and Materials
I wanted to highlight the simplicity of embroidery with this post. Hand embroidery is easily achieved with the most basic of supplies which is fantastic. You don’t need to spend loads of money or have loads of space to enjoy some hand stitching. Grab your fabric, needle and thread and stitch! Of course once you get ‘hooked’ you will find yourself adding to this in more ways than one as threads and fabric are addictive!
I’ll let you know if I manage to keep up with all the posts for the coming week next weekend!