Category Archives: Sewing

Feline Assistance

I’ve mentioned my cats on here before but haven’t posted any pictures.  I’m not sure why.  They get into everything else.  Closets, the way, trouble.  Both are males, Pedro is 7 and Fuzzles 8.  They are the best of friends … Continue reading

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Quiet Blog

I was going to apologize for not being here for so long, for letting life get in the way of my blogging, but I’ve noticed that I’m not the only one out there letting things slide.  So many of the … Continue reading

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The Geek and the Teapot

There’s a few things you need to know about me.  One, I am a geek.  Really.  I love Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who and many other sci-fi shows.  I also know how to build my own computer.  Not that … Continue reading

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Abigail the 18th Century Astronaut.

Last week Colleen from the Magic Bean posted a challenge.  She had this contest to make a doll by reinventing an historical era “to come up with a whole new alternative to the past or even the future.”  Then, two … Continue reading

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Chatelaine or Housewife? You Decide.

All artisans need tools.  And there are at least two things to consider about tools – how to keep them organized and accessible and how to keep them in good shape.  I wanted to create a chatelaine, an housewife, in … Continue reading

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White Work

I’ve been busy…….but not necessarily on my embroidery!  I prepped all these hoops ready for some winter or perhaps bridal embroidered beads, as well as one for another coffin.  This time white with pale blue trim. When I start a … Continue reading

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A Place For Dead Needles

I’m very pleased with this little item.  Here’s the embroidery finished: Now can you see what it is? It’s a tiny coffin in which to keep my broken needles and pins!  It’s black dupioni silk embroidered with rayon threads and … Continue reading

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Red, Red Roses.

Progress is being made.  All the stitching is done in Rajmahal Art Silk threads, which are rayon threads.  The stitches used for the roses are bullion knots, a french knot and lazy daisies.  For the ribbon cascades, stitches are stem, … Continue reading

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Winter Jewellery

I’ve been working a little slowly lately, what with the sore wrist and little inspiration.  I think that’s normal for this time of year, after all the creativity of December.  I’ve heard other bloggers mention it, such as Lisa J. … Continue reading

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