Slow stitching, quick joy

I have gathered all my embroidery and cross stitch supplies together and realised I have a lifetime’s supply. So I was delighted to find inspiration from Mistikomakes on YouTube.

Not only did this give me lots of practice on fly stitch, chain stitch and French knots it inspired me for little makes that are satisfyingly fast to finish.

Thank you Misti Ko!

They aren’t white, they are green.

I am gradually reducing the fabric stockpile and this project must have used up oh, a millionth, in one go!

Part of a polo shirt, stained beyond use, was sandwiched between two layers of old cotton sheeting to create a new supply of reusable face wipes.

The trick for fast production is to make a large rectangle sandwich then draw on, with a frixion or erasable pencil, circles which you sew around. Then you cut around the sewn circles with pinking shears before ironing to remove the pencil marks.

Now to top up the diy facial cleanser…

Little wins

Couldn’t find a holder for tooth picks, which arrived in a big bag, so I made one with card that was out on my desk.

A simple box of four equal scored sides plus a small scored flap for adhesive and bottom flaps also stuck with adhesive tape. Decorated with die cut ric rac strips and some stickles, this was a 5 minute project done and in use.