Today I thought I would post up a little update on some butterfly embroidery I am working on. I am hoping to be able to create a ‘taxidermy’ of butterflies in stitch.
Up until now I have been incredibly tardy on the posting! My eldest daughter finished pre-school for the summer holidays for what seems like weeks already but has actually only been 10 days. If I survive the summer with one highly energised three year old and a one year old intent on sneaky mischief, I will return to more regular posting in the Autumn. Promise.
Here’s my handsome little Peacock chap, soon to be joined by his fluttery friends.
I am signed up to a couple of craft fairs before Christmas, so I have been slaving away at ideas. As a newbie to such things I am debating whether to go for a few of the same or several different crafted wares. And indeed whether to keep true to my style or bow to commercialism and make some quick sellers. I think it will depend on how desperate for cash I get in November! Meanwhile I will keep true to style and stitch up some lovelies and keep you posted.
Here’s Mr Butterfly one more time as he is my only WIP and also I think rather splendid.
I have also started on a couple more secret gifts. One involves embroidering a face! Yes my first ever! Will see how it goes but so far have had a few restarts.
Sewing aside I must confess I have dallied with another creative hobby and feel a tad like I have been having an affair as I have picked up my old pastime of writing. My novel has been in progress for nearly twenty years and is 250 pages long. So I think it deserves to be finished once and for all, it’s irritating me. So I am on a mission with that in my non-existent spare time. I could really do with that third arm right now!
Oh and my Sew Pop By business cards arrived. I love them and they are super snazzy for popping in with my makes.
Common Blue here I come! (In between papier mache cacti, Stickle Brick towers and yoghurt splatter fun).