Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tracing, Cutting, Stitching.

There has been a lot of this going on lately.  The felt, embroidery floss & scissors are scattered about and there are leafy projects taking shape. I have an extended trip coming up and I decided it would be lovely to have a handmade journal to chronicle My Adventures in. I made three of them as Christmas gifts and they whip up quite fast. For my journal I used the basic dimensions from Kata Golda's "Hand-stitched Felt" but I changed around the inside cover and came up with my own front cover design. I can't wait to show it to you all! But currently I am blogging with my phone app and I only know how to load one photo at a time and have the post still end up looking neat and tidy. Blushes.
But back to felt.

Today I lost my head for just long enough to start another felt project. I have so much to get done this weekend that to take on another project was a little silly if me. But I suddenly decided a slip cover for my book trilogy I was taking on the plane would be ideal. I'll just swap it from book to book as I progress through the trilogy. So out came the measuring tape and in no time at all a book sleeve was in progress. I'm just winging it and thus far it is sewing up quickly and looks beautiful. Of course it's hand stitching so it won't be done until tomorrow sometime.
I had to reluctantly set my sewing aside to do some cleaning. When I was sick a couple weeks ago my room rather went to shambles. I don't want to leave it in such a shocking state for a month so
clean it I must!
But now it is late evening and I can once again sit down with my stitching, a spot o' tea, and perhaps pop in a Sherlock episode.  Sounds quite ideal and relaxing right now.
That being said, I'm off to put the kettle on!

Farewell, & Happy Wednesday my friends! (Or Thursday, depending on where you are in the world.)


  1. You have been busy Holly!
    I'm looking forward to see your book cover when you post it!
    Shane ♥

  2. Hello,Holly, my Dear! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!


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