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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A Blackwork E on: March 30, 2012 08:48:11 AM
Wow, I love this! It must have been so much work but was well worth it as it looks amazing.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My first completed embroidery! on: March 30, 2012 08:45:12 AM
Aw, thanks for the lovely comments guys  Smiley

Embroidery no. 2 is already well underway and looking a lot neater than this one! I do struggle with those pesky threads at the back but am being super-disciplined and knotting, weaving in and trimming constantly as I go. 
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My first completed embroidery! on: March 20, 2012 07:11:29 AM
Ah, thanks everyone for your lovely comments!

I really like the books too, I wanted solid blocks of colour and am happy with how they turned out.

Fancybutch - I just used my own handwriting for the letters to make the gift more personal, rather than using an actual embroidery font.  I just sketched out the letters roughly in tailor's chalk and stitched over them  Smiley
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My first completed embroidery! on: March 19, 2012 03:46:27 AM
I came across this C.S. Lewis quote on Pinterest: "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me" and instantly knew I had to incorporate it into a gift for my book-loving, tea-drinking Mum.  I had dabbled in embroidery but never finished anything so I'm quite pleased with how this li'l piece turned out.  It's not perfect but my Mum loved it and I learnt lots to help me in future projects.  Please excuse the poor photography but I was in a rush!


I ended up using applique for the book covers as I was running out of time and wasn't sure I could get them looking neat without a bit of practice first.  Needless to say, I think I am going to become hooked on embroidery and am really looking forward to learning some 'proper' techniques instead of just winging it like I did with this!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Earth Goddess on: October 31, 2011 08:19:53 AM
That is stunning!  I would love that for my bedroom wall.  You've inspired me to try a new craft  Smiley
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Silk Scarf Crochet on: May 03, 2009 02:14:38 AM
I love this!  I'm always drawn to those piles of cheap scarves you find in charity and vintage shops and have a bag of them sitting in a cupboard.  I never know what to do with them, but I'll definitely be making a couple of these now.  They'll be perfect for summer!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Ballerina slippers with link to pattern on: June 27, 2008 06:05:44 AM
Well I know what I'm going to be making all weekend!  I love, love, love these! 
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Re: Plastic/Glass Eyes on: January 31, 2008 12:44:47 PM
I scoured all the craft and fabric shops I could find trying to hunt down the kind of eyes you're talking about.  I finally found them in John Lewis the other week - they had tiny little stick on ones and lots of larger traditional teddy bear style ones with the washer at the back.  From memory they had blue ones and lots of amber ones in various sizes.  All quite reasonably priced too so if you've got a branch near you it's worth a trip!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Random question: Crocheting on planes?? on: August 26, 2007 09:48:02 AM
Thanks for your answers.  Checked the airline's website and there's no mention of crochet hooks but it does say knitting needles are not allowed in hand luggage.  Might just try my luck with a cheap plastic hook and put my nice hooks in my suitcase!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Random question: Crocheting on planes?? on: August 26, 2007 02:47:14 AM
Hiya,

Does anyone know if you're allowed to take crochet hooks on planes??  The security rules seem to change all the time and I'm not sure whether I'd have my crochet hooks confiscated if I tried to take them on a flight!  Bearing in mind my Mum gets her tweezers confiscated EVERY time she goes away as she never remembers she's not allowed them!  I'm off on holiday on Wednseday and hate, hate hate flying so thought maybe crocheting would relax me a bit (as well as the several large drinks I have to consume before even getting on a plane).  Flying from UK to Turkey, if anyone knows the latest rules, I'll be really grateful! 
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