Sunday, 28 July 2013

Redwork embroidery and a lovely parcel of goodies.

There still hasn't been much movement on the crafting front, although I did manage to finish these 3 redwork embroideries, a series of Mrs. Harris & Nikki.

                                            Here is Mrs. Harris and Nikki feeding the hens.

                                         Wheeeee, free wheeling down the hill!

                                        Fresh apples for an apple pie.

I am intending to turn these into pdf files as mentioned earlier, but time has once again run away and it's not been done. Lots of rough sketches for more Mrs. Harris & Nikki. These were worked in running stitch and a little chain and satin stitch, she stands approx 8" tall from her wellies to her hat and is worked on a buff coloured polycotton fabric.

 I am considering selling these three embroideries if you are interested, my email is in the sidebar.
 (I also am working on an applique with her hanging out a patch work quilt and am getting out my paints to do a painting of them, so watch this space!)

This week I am a winner...yay! Paper and String were having a giveaway and here is the package I received. Exciting eh.

and this is what I chose....4 bundles of felt and a large packet of fancy buttons.
Lush or what. I was allowed to choose £10 of goodies from her shop and what a shop!
Here is the link go and have a looksie, lots of lovely, yumminess lurking in there.

To end this post here is a photo of Nikki doing what she does best, posing!
Sheep are not for chasing, but for sitting on. haha. See you in a fortnight, take care.

This weeks linky parties are;


  1. I love your red embroideries, they really stand out, and the detailed stitching is amazing. Its always great to get parcels in the post - even if I've ordered them I love to see all the goodies inside. Have a good week

  2. I love your redword, it is fantastic. What a great parcel to receive!

    1. I'm sorry Natalie I am not on google+ so unable to leave a comment on your fab drawings.

  3. Ooo I have never heard of redwork embroidery it looks fabulous, enjoy your crafty goodies and have a fab week.

  4. Your embroideries are lovely, especially Nikki who looks gorgeous in real life too. Your parcel of goodies looks great - have you planned what you will make with them? Hope you have a good week.

  5. Mrs Harris just has soo much character. It is amazing how much you can convey with one colour and a couple of stitches. Amazing.

  6. I love the redwork pictures - such character in them!

  7. Your embroideries are so lovely. I really think the designs would sell. My favourite is Mrs Harris on the bicycle.

  8. Love the embroidery. Is your wee dog free to play with my dog on Wednesday, Molly has a cancellation?

  9. Redwork is one of my favourites and I love your pieces. Hugs Mrs a.

  10. The red embroidery on white background is lovely. Congratulations on your win!

  11. The redwork looks wonderful on the white background and the images are really fun. What a wonderful win. I bet it was hard to choose what you wanted.
    Ali xx

  12. The pictures are just adorable - I really like that you have made them in one colour - they look quite oldfashioned, but so quirky at the same time.

  13. your redwork embroidery is gorgeous! I love the characters you've created - i could see this pair having lots more adventures together :) x

  14. I love your redwork embroidery. I'm a fan of the traditional blackwork but you've converted me to red.

    Congratulations on your lovely win. The flower buttons look really sweet.

    Nikki looks adorable xx

  15. Oh, I NEED the pattern of the chicken feeding!!!!! lolol

  16. Man, I haven't embroidered in way too long! I've never done redwork. Your designs are really fun and somehow whimsical and classic all at the same time!

  17. Really cute embroidery! I wish I could do that! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  18. Very whimsical characters, I never knew that redwork embroidery was like that, interesting.

  19. I love your red embroideries! So fun! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  20. Your redwork is beautiful! I love the characters in your embroidery. Supa cute :)

  21. I just love Mrs. Harris and Nikki! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  22. Just love your Mrs Harris and Nikki embroideries!