Friday 30 March 2012

Spring Flowers in Progress

I've got quite a few "works in progress" on the go at the moment, including some pretty spring flowers.

This tray of little pieces will become cherry blossom brooches and headbands...

... I cut everything by hand, so it takes a while (especially when cutting out lots of little fiddly shapes) but it's very relaxing and the perfect task for quiet evenings or low-energy days, or for those times when I'm just not really feeling in the mood for working and can't really focus but I still need to actually, you know, get some stuff done. 

I've got quite a few piles of almost-finished things waiting for their final finishing touches, or for me to buy more of a particular shade of thread. I was most of the way through finishing these auriculas and primroses when I ran out of dark green thread:

Talking of running out of thread, I bought an "emergency" reel of black thread a few weeks ago to tide me over when I'd run out and boy did it get used up quickly! The new reel is pretty massive but it should last me a little bit longer than the last one :)

UPDATE: My primrose design is now available as a sewing pattern! (And the cherry blossom pattern is coming soon!) Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns


JO SOWERBY said...

Yesterday I spent 6 hours and today 3 hours using some of your designs and patterns to decorate nursery curtains and pictures for my friend.Her back garden had paper pattern pieces and felt in multiple colours everywhere. I will link the pics to you when they are complete. We had gr8 fun and my friend loved ur book. I am so pleased I got it and have had the chance to make her bay's room cheerful and fun.
Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

sooo beautiful!!!:)

Bugs and Fishes said...

I'm thrilled to hear you've been sewing lots of things from my book, Jo! It will be great to see the finished pieces when you're ready :)