Friday, 18 November 2011

They took lots of honey, and plenty of money...

Lear tie 2

Next week two of my friends have their birthday on the same day. It's going to be lots of fun, especially as we are in St Thomas that day and there's a crew party! For each person I have crafted a very personal present based on who they are and what they like/do. This is the first, for my friend Jonny Danger (yep, that's his real name) who we all call Tuxedo... he works with the kids, ok!

Lear tie 3

Tux is a poetry major and particularly likes Edward Lear so I stitched him a tie to go with one of his suits. He better like it, is all I can say because I had to use metallic thread. And we all know how difficult that is :-)

Lear tie 1

Thank the Goddess for thread heaven!

I'll post the other present for my friend Karlene next....

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

No Food For You!

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It's here! It's here! My swap piece from Cocoaeyes is finally here!! I got Cocoaeyes as my swap partner for the Phat Quarter Food Swap and my piece from her arrived this weekend. It was a total surprise - I thought it was a box of t-shirts and then I dipped my hand in to find a lovely stitchery!!!

Cocoaeyes is obsessed with hazard signs so stitched me one up as you can see above. Girl, you would be so inspired by my ship - there are warning signs and mandatory signs and hazard signs EVERYWHERE!! Here's a shot of it on my cabin wall next to our no smoking in bed hazard sign, just for fun!!

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She also sent me a lovely card full of compliments which was very much appreciated - you rock Olisa!!

Check out Cocoaeyes' blog here at
Stitch, Stab & Scrawl, I highly recommend it :-)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Work In Progress

Everything is a little hectic around here at the moment, but I thought I'd show you what I'm working on right now. Here's a sneak peek at my Sketchbook Project 2012 - enjoy!

Sketchbook Project WIP1