Caroline's life · Embroidery

Crafty book finds at the Auckland City Libraries book sale

Polish needlework from Embroidery by Mary Gostelow   It’s the annual Auckland City Libraries book sale this week – only $5 for a bag full of books. Treasure hunting time! I’ve made some wonderful crafty scores, including an amazing book about traditional embroidery styles from around the world – Embroidery by Mary Gostelow (1979). This… Continue reading Crafty book finds at the Auckland City Libraries book sale

Embroidery

Dia de los Muertos embroidery update

Day of the dead: brain dead. Its the end of school term and I am completely exhausted, so embroidery fills the gap. All I’m good for just now is punching needles and thread. In, out, in, out, re-thread, in, out. This piece has been stretched around a hoop a few times and isn’t looking so… Continue reading Dia de los Muertos embroidery update

Sewing · Soft toys

Meet Carmen: a doll for a Very Special two-year-old

Its getting late at night here in New Zealand and I don’t usually blog at this hour … but I’ve decided to grab a picture of this wee lovely before I go to bed. I’ve got to be up again early, to get her finished for a birthday party at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Eeek! This… Continue reading Meet Carmen: a doll for a Very Special two-year-old

Sewing

Giving gifts that are loved

It was my mama Katy’s birthday recently and I made her another version of the sleeveless jacket vest, this time in a brown, woven fabric. She finally received it in the post, so now I can share it with you. Making gifts for other people is one of my favourite things about being creative. As… Continue reading Giving gifts that are loved