Friday, 22 March 2013

#82 Secret Stitching!

Well I must say I have enjoyed my week off very much, we didn't do too much, just a bit of shopping (we have new computers!) and saw some friends. We were going to go look at the new shopping centre in Leeds today but woke up to snow covering everywhere so we decided lets just have a lazy day in.

I can finally show you a secret project I worked on for my giveaway! When Nia was selected out of the bowl I knew I needed something bright, cute and cheerful. I know she hates the cold so I thought something colourful to bring some cheer!



This was actually a free card kit which came with a magazine but instead I swapped out the fabric (it didn't feel nice at all!) And made a little pincushion :)

I cannot tell you the drama I had putting it together - first I pinned the backing fabric on the wrong way round. That I could handle, I do it ALL the time!

But then as I was happily stitching away on my sewing machine the needle broke! Just snapped in two right down the middle! 


Just to add a little special touch I used two pins which Vickie sent me with a travelling pattern in her hair :)

Needless to say this wasn't my best finish ever but Nia was ever so sweet and said she loved it :)

I hope you all have a great weekend ahead! My last two days then back to work on Monday, but at least we have a couple of short weeks thanks to Easter!

Emma xo

25 comments:

  1. It's a lovely finish, nice and bright and very cute!

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  2. I love the idea with the pins in the hair - have a great weekend : )

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  3. Pincushion looks brilliant!
    Well done Emma!
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Such a wonderful gift for the sweet Nia :) The pins in her hair are a great touch!

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    1. I thought they just added that little something extra - they just seemed to be perfect for it! :) x

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  5. So beautiful Emma , Nia will love it, hugs.

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  6. Your kokeshi doll looks so sweet! I love your personal touch with the little needles :) A sweet little goodie for your giveway that I'm sure Nia truly loves. Have a lovely snowy weekend x

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    1. Aww thank you Mii i had a lot of fun with this, I just love the colours :) Hope you don't get snowed in this weekend! x

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  7. Aww she is so sweet..big hugs x

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    1. Thanks Cucki :) Have a great weekend! x

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  8. Awww, she's darling!!! Yay for shopping and doubly yay for new computers!! :D

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    1. Yay! I might be able to actually try Diablo now!!!

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  9. A gorgeous finish for Nia. Glad you enjoyed your week off. We have snow today too.

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  10. What an awesome gift. New Computers are the so much fun - enjoy

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  11. Very cute, and I love the idea of the pins in the finish :)

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  12. a real over cute piece =)
    the fabric you chose is lovely and very well done in adding the ribbon in her hair
    it's a very beautiful piece that for sure, brought lot's of smiles with her =)
    xxxx

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  13. Ohhhhh you know me well =) heheheheh I do hate the cold :p and I love dolls, kokeshis, all cute stuff :D Like your precious pillow =) Such a special gift, thank you my sweet friend, I will treasure it :)
    Ohhhh! I do love it! I wasn't just being nice :p Believe me, your care and attention, I can see it on your work :) thank you sweetie!!
    Also all the other gifts! You sent me so many wonderful things :D You'll start to see them in good use soon ;) heheheh

    This bad weather was really puting me down.. I'm so tired of cold and rain =( but your lovely gift was a ray of sunshine :D
    I started to fight my bad mood :p heheheh Maybe Spring will feel my positivism and come back already :p

    Happy Easter sweetie!!!
    hugs to you!!! :)

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