a bit of a stitchy catch up

by Nova on January 2, 2015

Just a couple of stitchy makes to catch up with & yes, there will be more soon!  I had the pleasure of playing with the new Flowers range from Umbrella Prints over the Christmas break & I was all set to photograph my finished project this morning when smash! the tripod fell over with camera attached & the camera is no more. Oops. Hopefully I will get some snaps by other means later on to share over the weekend.


[image from Umbrella Prints]

Anyhoo, no point crying over smashed cameras –  time to play catch ups…

A covered coat hanger for a friend. If I can remember how I did it & you are keen, I might cobble together a tutorial of sorts at some point. Let me know.

covered coat hanger

the hanger inside is one of the old school wooden types that you can pick up from the craft store or the Opp Shop like I did – I think their proper purpose is to be crocheted over?


Next up, a fun pot holder with some favourite Echino prints…

pot holder

A Liberty needle case for a nieces sewing kit.  I used the same formula I’ve used before on a few occasions (here, here & here &  maybe elsewhere too!  – if it ain’t broke & all that..).

liberty needle case

liberty needle case open

needle case back

a vintage shell button was the perfect match to the mauve prints…

libety needle case closure detail

& a stitchy make of sorts – sewn up baking bags for some festive shortbread –


& not stitchy at all but on the theme of food & pretty things, here’s  a birthday cake for a couple of friends – been loving all the pretty naked cakes that are everywhere at the moment. So, inspired by those I made them this:

f&l birthday cake

l&f birthday cake

I’m looking forward to a year filled with more sewing, more knitting & more cake! How about you?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Willit January 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

It all looks so cute. The needle case is lovely, and the cake is stunning! Happy New Year.


kathyh January 2, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Lovely to see you post today. Happy New Year!


leanne January 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

sad about the camera ! love the cake and your fab stitchy makes – happy new year and best wishes for a wonderful year ahead !


Stacey January 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I don’t like icing (eating or doing) so I find the naked cake idea very appealing!


Katy January 3, 2015 at 7:39 am

Eek on the camera, but at least it captured lots of loveliness before its demise


Sarah narcoleptic.. January 3, 2015 at 7:43 am

lovely makes! i could probably do with a year of less cake tbh… lol


Wish2stitch January 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

Would love to see the tutorial. Such lovely needle cases, the antique button is divine.


Barbara May 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

Everything looks so lovely but I especially like the covered coat hanger – such a useful and personal gift.


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