Monday, 29 October 2012

Twit Twoo

picture 1101 by Handmade and Heritage
picture 1101, a photo by Handmade and Heritage on Flickr.

Sorry I couldn't think of a better title *facepalm* I've never stitched or printed an owl before and as they seem to be popular birds I turned this design into gift wrap. I have hand finished the eyes myself so each one has their own little character.

I'm snowed under at the moment with orders (well not so much the orders) but making things for a couple of events coming up. I'm hoping my work goes down well as i've been working super hard to make new things. I'll blog about the events nearer the time.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Woodpecker Hand Embroidered Brooch

I do apologise for the hastily taken photograph. It really doesn't show it at its best but I wanted to share it with you.

I do have to own up and say that this woodpecker has a bit of creative licence to it as it was influenced by both the Greater and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

In other news I am so very nearly at 10,000 blog hits I do hope some of them have been real life readers and not spiders and other creepy bots trawling my blog!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Sparrow Hand Embroidered Brooch

Its my Birthday today, not that you would know it just seems like another day! It's my last year as a 20 something which i'm totally cool with. Even as a teenager I always thought my life would begin in my 30's.

So to treat myself I stitched this sparrow this morning. Our street is a real mecca for sparrows, I sometimes wonder if its the fact that the street has so few cats, in fact ive only ever seen one. They nest in our guttering and swoop along the neighbours gardens stopping for natters on a neighbours bush. I love watching them even if they are not the more exciting to look at.

So Happy Birthday to me...... x

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Popular Crafts Magazine - Artist of the Month

I'm Artist of the Month at Popular Crafts Magazine!!!!! (who'd a thunk'd it)

Click Here to see my mug in full view and to read about what I do, what I love and where I get my inspiration from.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Hand Embroidered Wren Pocket Watch Pendant

Following on from the lovely feedback of my Wren embroidery I have decided to explore it a little further and make a necklace.

It's encased in a vintage style pocket watch and hung on green ribbon with a bird charm for extra detailing.

I'm sort of hooked on this little birdie so im thinking my next piece will be a brooch - watch this space!

Monday, 1 October 2012


Over on my Facebook page I asked for inspiration for my next embroidery project. I had some fab suggestions for birds and the one I have chosen will be made for a special giveaway on my blog. However as someone who gets easily distracted I decided to do a little miniature embroidery of a wren.

He's one of my favourite pieces to date, of course I can see bits i'm not happy with but I really love how the eyes have turned out this time. I think she has a bit of personality which sometimes my embroideries lack - probably due to me trying to be so clinical with colours and shapes.

I'm not quite sure what to do with her yet, I may just have to keep her!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Cross Stitch Robin Christmas Card

I think it has to be at least 10 yrs since I last did any cross stitch. I used to do a bit when I was a teenager but I found the big ones too boring and time consuming.

This little robin only took about an hour whilst watching TV. I think it looks really cute although whether people still appreciate traditional cross stitch is another discussion.

I might make some of these for my Etsy shop, but at least my friends and family will receive one for xmas.