Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!
Today we visited a place I used to go to as a child, The Weild & Downland open air museum. Beds have sertainly not changed a huge degree in the hundreds of years the museum spans! There was a newer house built that I’d never been in and the upstairs had a lovely treat in store
log cabin quilt
and one last
I have no idea how old these are, the lady in charge of the house had her hands full with my little nephews – washing sheets and putting them though a mangle. New see such handy and willing helpers!
This is my first attempt at machine embroidery and its on a vintage blanket, I did draw first and then follow my lines and after a while did get the hang of things. This little chap will be an egg cosy, and may well join a little line of Easter egg cosy gifts.
I love this bright fluffy Easter Wreath tutorial by Design Editor, what could be more fun to make! I bake little cakes in eggshells and give them in egg boxes to friends, perfect for an Easter picnic. They can be frosted, decorated or just left plain.
Claire Garland has designed some super cute knitted egg cosies and there is still time to whip these beauties up.
And for the very last minuet there are several free printable garlands here and here. I have been experimenting with machine embroidery this week and will show my little makes in my next post. I think Kirstie Allsop was right, it can be addictive!
I love the Mortmain by Gather patterns. Good fit, beautifully written and quick to rustle up too. I found a fabulous Alexander Henry fabric at fabrics galore. I have used black silk to pipe a flat fold instead of piping around the waist seams, arm holes and neck live and love how well it works, just a final fit and it’s done. Planning another in a fabulous Kate Spade inspired fabric, it kind if hurts the eyes as it’s slightly out if focus but I love it all the same (the same fabric oddly as on Gather site from Fabrics Galore). I have inverted the pleats, so not as on the pattern and added 5 inches to the hem – just to give a slightly longer below the knee version.