Thursday, 24 January 2013

New Blog....

You are cordially invited to my new blog over at Shabby Chic Sarah Slims - I'm trying to lose some weight (again) and have set up the blog in the hopes it may help and to keep things separate to my blog here.

Will be back here soon with a proper post....


S x



Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Another Embroidered House Ta Dah....

I do keep meaning to do a 2012 in review type post but haven't got around to it in the meantime I thought I would ta dah one of my embroidered houses.

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of working on a lovely cottage that has become my favourite so far of my embroidered houses.

It was to be a gift for the customers friend and when I saw the picture of the house I knew it would be a lovely one to do:

First of all I did a sketch to pick out the details that would need to be included:

And then I settled myself in my sewing room surround by scraps of fabric to free motion machine embroidery the house itself.

After I spent a few hours doing that it was time for my favourite part, adding the details by hand:

Until I was finally happy with it:

And it was time to pop it in a simple frame:

I'm really pleased with how this pretty cottage turned out and even more thrilled to hear that the recipient was delighted with it.

The fun part in doing these I find are the "fantasy" touches such as hand embroidered flowers, roses round the door, window-boxes and bunting - my chance to use some artistic licence!!

I am taking orders for these, if you would like one they cost £52 framed and including p&p. I require a 50% deposit and balance upon completion. Please email me at for more info.


S x