|We collected quite a lot of Easter art supplies|
|Of course she also found just a little bit of chocolate...|
However, that's not to say that my two passions of sewing and my little girl don't sometimes collide. We have been trying to add some more art and things to Izzy's room as she likes to spend more time there, so I thought surely the best thing to do is to combine my current passion and a desire to provide lovely handmade things for my daughter? Well luckily that's just what I've been able to do over the last week. I've been so inspired by pics I've seen of people showing a number of embroidery hoops all displayed together, that that's what I want to do for Izzy. I finally have two hoops completed for her, and almost ready to go on her wall. A little bit of ironing, snipping and some glueing and they are done!
This is the 'Big Stompy Fox' fox design that I showed you all the sketch for in this post. I deliberately choose colours I wouldn't normally go for when I started work on it, to take me out of my comfort zone. I must admit that once I'd stitched for a while I wasn't sure about the yellow and lilac, but after I added a couple of satin stitched flowers and lots of lots of french knots (they can save almost anything) it seemed to come together.The only annoying thing is that I ran out of the blue I used on the fox so I'll need to haul a scrap of thread into a shop to match and buy one skein to finish the tail and hindfoot *SIGH*.
|I love the texture the knots and satin stitch brought into the design|
The girl is starting to take an interest in my sewing as well. She's old enough now to know that 'mummy is sewing', and that needles are sharp, and sometime she even brings me little bits of fabric I may have left lying around saying 'Mummy...I brought your sewing. You better tidy it with your sewing' while waggling an admonishing toddler finger at me (there is nothing more amusing, and nothing you have to take more seriously than being admonished by a toddler). sometimes when she sees me trying to grab a moment or two to sew she wants to do sewing herself. I bought her one of those packs of sewing cards, and she does enjoy doing this for a while. I can't wait until I can show her the real thing! I'd rather wait a few more years before I let her loose on my stash though!
|It's not so much fun to tidy up though!|