Sunday 29 December 2013

Great Gifts and a secret project

29th December 2013

I had some really lovely gifts for Christmas and thought I would share four with you.

I had these two books on my 'wish list' and have already spent a couple of hours browsing... 

....this has a lot of ideas for texture and hand stitching as well as machining.

My sister lives in London and bought me this...

..a years membership to The Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court. This is something we can both do when I visit and I will be sure to report on my blog!!

This next gift was a complete surprise from my daughter...

Beautiful packaging...

...we are going on a marbling course, just the two of us in the class, I am so excited!!!

The colours Jemma uses are beautiful.
 I can see the results from this course together with my handmade paper being made into cards, notelets and book covers.

Now for a small secret project....

Remember I blogged about this piece of wet felting (10th November) made using Merino Fleece and Mohair??

I used some of it in my texturing work and had some left so made a 'gift envelope' ...

..there are a variety of programmed stitches for decoration and the buttons have a tree design because my daughter loves trees!

Just one more secret project to reveal tomorrow then back to my course work!


  1. Ooh, lucky you having a marbling course with Jemma! A friend and I have done a couple of one day workshops with her at The Old Kennels. Looking forward to seeing the results of your course.

  2. That is good to hear, I am really looking forward to it!

  3. The images look gorgeous. I can't wait to see the paper you make and what you do with it later. When we made the paper from scratch it was so precious that it took me a long time to be brave enough to use it.