It has been quite a while since I blogged and so I am going to make more of an effort to try and write more. I do enjoy it but time is a demon! Anyway, I am lucky enough to be on half term at the moment, so I thought I would share with y'all what I have been up to.
This is one of my new notebook designs. I normally make them all in fabric, but being inspired by Jenny at Jenny's Crafts in Rugeley, I decided to have a go at felting some old jumpers- better than throwing them out don't yout think? I have hand embroidered over the exsisting cable design in the jumper then added this 'No.1 Knitter' on a rosette. I rather love how it came out. It's funny really- I design them in one of my (numerous sketchbooks) and am always a bit nervy about how they will turn out in real life!
Another design- I just LOVE freehand embroidery and couldn't resist having a go with a longer phrase. I used to be a typographer many many moons ago and even though I teach English now, the love of words, letters and typography overall is still in me. It's great now that I have found a way to merge my two loves: textile and typography! Have you ever done this?
Aswell as that, I have spent some lovely evenings with friends and family, enjoyed another night at knitting class- (I've started a new bag! - pictures to follow!). But, it is back to the day job on Monday but I will try and keep blogging and connected to you. Do leave a message- it is lovely to know that you are there.
Keep well, keep happy :)
E and Z make