I've decided to have a special giveaway - for the winner I will do one of my special hand and machine embroidered portraits of your home:
These make fabulous gifts for new home owners or just a lasting keepsake of your home.
I work from a photo and also Google Street View to draw a sketch of your home, picking out all the distinctive details. From this I cut the fabric pieces to make the basic shape of your home -I use quality fabrics including Cath Kidston; Tilda; Tanya Whelan and vintage.
I then free hand embroidery the fabric to the background using my machine. The picture is created by using the needle to free hand draw the details on to the fabric.
I had smaller details such as the windows, drainpipes and so on and then it is time add some hand embroidery in the form of flowers, trees and bunting.
I can add "fantasy" touches (that are not really there on your real home) such as windowboxes, wisteria or rambling roses, picket fences and so on - use your imagination!!
I then carefully pad and frame the work and it is ready to grace your wall.
If you are not lucky in the giveaway can commission your own portrait - prices start from £40 for an unframed embroidery.
To enter the giveaway you need to be a follower of my blog and to leave a comment below. For a second chance to win pop along to Facebook to like and share my Homebroideries page.
The draw will take place on the 15th February the winner will receive an unframed embroidery of their home. Open to both UK and overseas.