Thursday, 26 February 2015

Jessie Chorley Tea Towel.......

I really love Jessie Chorleys work, and when I saw she was selling tea towels I had to have a go at making a bag with one. I had to chop the towel up a bit to make it shorter and get all the special print bits in.   They are lovely quality so easy to sew you can buy them here

The Front using the tea towel and some french Linen and ticking and I embroidered the words.

The back I embroidered some and appliquéd  a Jessie clock cut out of her tea towel

I used some more tea towel for a pocket, and made the handles from some ticking.
I thought it would go a treat with my jeans this summer.

I reckon you could make a lovely bag with vintage unused tea towels too, but this one has the most lovely Print by Jessie so is extra nice.

Have fun making xx

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Imbolc, new Beginnings, new dreams, the start of something special............

I love this time of the year, today is Imbolc we are halfway between the Winter solstice and Spring equinox. It is a Fire festival for Bride, for the hearth and home, a time to let go of the past and to look to the future an awakening of life once more. 

                        To Our Lady of Springtime,
                        Bringer of all fruitfulness,
                        By the steady measure of the Timeless Dance;
                        By the Pulse of Light and Darkness.
                        By the Seed hidden under the ice,
                        By seed and root, by stem and bud;
                        By leaf and flower and fruit;
                        By life and love do I ask for your guidance,
                        your breath of newness.
                        That I might welcome back the light  into my life
                        and the life of all those that share my path.

The Winner of the bag is

                                                         Victoria Vollam
                                                     Congratulations xxxx

I had to deduct a couple of numbers as they had printed the replies twice so that is why I generated 1-49... Please  contact me Victoria so I can send off your lovely bag, and thank you so much to everyone else for entering xxx
Happy Imbolc
Lynn xx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A New Year Give Away xxxxx

I am excited to give away an embroidered  oversize French Hand Loomed Bag. That I have made it is
21inches  x 18 inches
Strong enough for laundry, shopping, small pets, and sleeping boyfriends or husbands (if you can carry them).
The draw will be on  Ist Febuary I am happy to post this to anywhere in the world.
Just leave me your name and email.
I love January xxxxx
Happy Days
Lynn xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

I saw three ships...............

I make a moon...
he needs a crown.

then he needs friends....
they need crowns.

then 3 ships passed by..
they needed a sea to sail on and sky to sail under.

I need my family..and my friends
they are the most precious things that touch my life.
May you be touched by precious things, that you can gather into your life
this magical Winter Festival.

Thank you for being here with me
Just for this moment
Love Lynn xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Cold and Dark...........

Its cold and dark, a twinkle of stars on the nights sky.

We wait.

We wait for the magic.

I keep things simple, our food simple, the house stands waiting to be dressed.
I burn incense.
I listen to the rooks and crows in the twilight fields.
I want to capture, that look they give you, that all seeing look...........

before the lights sparkle and the dark is forgotten.

My latest embroidery
Hugs Lynn x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Jessie Chorley Work shop

I had a very quick visit to London yesterday to go to a Jessie Chorley Workshop. 
I set  off with my little case full of snippets and pretty s to play with, you probably recognise the glittery twinkle stamped fabric from my Winter Fairys box.

 Jessie had provided us packs to work with they contained a heart and dove and some beautiful papers and embroidery thread. I chose to make some bunting or at least make a good start on it, these samples are my efforts on the day (sore fingers). We were able to use lots of lovely stamps and all sorts of papers and fabric pieces Jessie had provided
Other industrious lady's decorated beautiful hearts cut from old book covers  , and painted card doves with silk ribbons and bells, some made gorgeous Christmas cards, so many beautiful things, so many lovely lady's.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
A sparkly twinkly start to November
Hugs Lynn xxx