Sewing and Craft

Kite embroidery

While I like to pretend that I blog without obligation the reality is that I feel terribly neglectful when I haven’t posted in a while, the neglectful feeling leads to guilt, which then leads to despair and I become overwhelmed and no longer know where to start. Silly isn’t it? Perhaps you suffer from the same affliction. 

Rather than sit here overwhelmed I’ve decided the best thing to do is just start posting again. Who cares if some of my photos were taken over a month ago, I certainly don’t care when other bloggers take a month to blog about their creations, I just like that they’ve shared. You may have already seen snippets of what I’ve been up to on various social media platforms and for lots of people that’s enough, but if you’re like me then you appreciate a blog post, something that talks about the pattern, the materials, the process.

In truth I haven’t done much in the way of craft this year. Elijah started to crawl right after Christmas and he’s really keeping me on my toes. He loves to pull himself up to stand and look at things which makes the sewing machine a little dangerous. He isn’t a day sleeper so I’ve found little time for sewing machine projects. I do have some hand sewn things to share over the coming week though, starting with this:

My lovely friend Jen is moving to the UK at the end of the month. We had a lovely afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday and say goodbye last weekend and I wanted to give her something she could take with her. I’ve been pondering designs for felt embroideries for some time now (expect to see more!) and thought ‘fly’ was very appropriate for someone going to live her dreams. I wish her all the best on her big adventure.

PS. I’ve started to watermark all my images with my logo. Slight ‘discolourations’ are due to the opaque logo, not the work itself.


  1. essie

    February 17, 2012 at 8:23 am

    that is really lovely – jen will treasure it.

    1. ren

      February 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks, I hope she does :)

  2. itches

    February 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I saw the link and thought “Kite embroidery” ? Why would you embroider a kite? Wouldn’t that effect how it flies?

    1. ren

      February 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Yes, perhaps my title was ill-thought…

  3. Jen

    February 18, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Yes I will!

    I love it and it is coming with me!
    thanks so much!

    1. ren

      February 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      I’m glad you like it x

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