Sunday, February 9, 2014

Just kitting

We had another super hot day yesterday - and windy, so I spent the afternoon indoors making up kits for the shop. By the way, what to you think of the new banner? - a little more colourful, isn't it. 

All three Tulipa kits: the bird panel, scissor case and pin cushion are now back up - they had been out for a while. This is still one of my favourite designs to date. It was so a joy to stitch and it makes me happy each time a look at it.

I also finished this one...

... and renamed it AUTUMN GOLD. The glow of the burnt yellows and splashes of bright blue reminded me of crisp and bright autumn morning. Perhaps I am just hanging out for crisp mornings considering all the hot weather we have had of late. What do you think?
I am really happy with how it turned out. It was fun to stitch and such a manageable size too. I have even managed to write it up so that too was kitted up for the shop yesterday. You can find the KIT here and the Downloadable pattern here .

I am usually no good at all in making useful things from my pieces - once the embroidery is complete I kind of loose interest a bit. Not this time though - I am going to make this one into a smallish satchel bag. I have a lovely Cath Kidtson bag that a friend gave me and I love it - almost to bits, so I need a new, and slightly smaller bag.
Perhaps I will get the sewing machine out this afternoon - just need to move some sheep, net the last few late vines and check on the veggie patch.

Enjoy your Sunday,
Anna x


  1. Hi Anna, I really love this latest design, especially the colour combination of golds and turquoise - really gorgeous! You're still inspirational, even if not steering Inspirations anymore :). Hope you sell a gazillion kits, hugs from Heidi xo
    PS Sorry re the Anonymous tag - haven't quite figured out the other options yet :(

  2. Hi Anna, Your colours are beautiful an the pattern is so sweet with it's little blue heart. I'm so happy for you that it's all coming together. I wish you lots of success :)Suzi

  3. Love the new shop banner, not to mention your designs.

  4. I love the tulips and birdies but even more I love hearing about sunshine and heat! We had more snow in January than we usually have all winter.
    Your kits are beautiful!

    1. Janet - a bit of warmth and sunshine coming your way - we have plenty to spare.
      I have been keeping a keen eye on your blog too. It has really inspired me to get back into some figurative stumpwork. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for all your beautiful comments - I really do appreciate it.
    Anna x