Saturday, December 18, 2010

Too wet to mow the lawns

Any excuse really ...

Whipped up these little Russian nesting dolls yesterday avo. The pattern is designed by Rachel Measham-Pywell and can be downloaded here.

They will live in front of the blue books. I need a bit more practise at sewing curves so next time it doesn't look like they have ears!

Then this morning I went in search of some nice linen to make a diary cover. Patchwork Passion in Onehunga has a great range of Japanese fabrics. At the moment, they also have a huge range of kits ... very tempting espec the big wool owl. I found some nice linen and red sashiko thread and I will stitch the girl onto the front of the diary cover. The free stitchery pattern comes from Sarah Jane Studios. Her drawings are very, very cute. Wish I could draw.

1 comment:

  1. The matryoshkas look lovely in front of your blue books!
    Stitching in linen is like stitching in butter :-), very smooth.