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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation. Environmentally conscious, eco aware vegetarian goddess. Against discrimination in all its forms.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Where is this year going?

Well, it doesn't seem 2 minutes since it was Xmas and now its almost March. Where is this year going??

Been doing some new craft work this year - trying something different. I put the beads away for a bit and have started doing some textile work.
Now sewing has never been my think - can just about sew on a button if needed!!

I was watching some videos on Youtube and came across an interesting one on how to use up scraps of fabric. Now, I hate throwing anything away and this seemed like a great way to use up the scraps left over from making my fabric brooches so I had to give it a go.

So I did and I have to say that I'm quite pleased with the out come. I turned the pieces into mini wall hangings and I am now on my 4th one!

This was my first attempt. It's in shades of purple and measures approx. 3" x 4". I used gold thread to quilt in and was really pleased with the way it turned out.

This was my 2nd attempt - in peach for womb                   
cancer awareness.
Much more stitching this time which resulted in
it puckering a bit but you learn by your mistakes
so they say!!

Third attempt was slightly bigger, but not much! The idea was inspired by the night sky and is supposed to represent the cosmos, hence the gold star charms attached to it.

There is now a 4th one on the go - will share a pic of that in the next blog post.  Quite enjoying the sewing, makes a change from jewellery making and I am finding it quite relaxing. Apart from when the thread gets tangled up that is!!!!!


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