Tuesday, 4 January 2011

a new year’s list


  1. blogging
  2. crafting
  3. laughing
  4. fun
  5. talking
  6. loving
  7. understanding
  8. spending time wisely
  9. making
  10. photo taking
  11. learning
  12. celebrating
  13. organisation
  14. walking my wolflet
  15. looking after my body

Happy new year to everyone! I hope that your year has got off to a good start.

I have a couple of new crafts that I’m planning on exploring more… the first is of course embroidery after winning that lovely prize last month, and the second is pyrography which has fascinated me for ages. Here are my first attempts at stitching (don’t look too closely!). Embroidered bags for Christmas presents.

embroidery 1st attempt

I’ve had a go at stem stitch, chain stitch (this seems like a difficult one!), back stitch and french knots (which I’m not sure I’m doing as I should but they seem to come out like knots so I’m not complaining!). The motifs are adapted from the book Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray.

I also made a couple of fine silver trinkets as presents which I’ll share with you soon.


Magic Bean said...

Happy New Year. I like your list. If I was to write a list it would have lots of similar points, particularly 1. blogging. Want/need to do more and better in 2011. Wonder if it will happen? Good luck with your list, Ax

driftwood said...

happy new year, I think you are going to have a lot of fun with that list xxx

doodles n daydreams said...

happy new year to you too. Thanks for your list, it s quite inspiring, there are a few points on there that I would probably put on a list of my own.
I think your Christmas gift bags are lovely, and chain stitch is pretty easy so don't be scared to give it a go.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hello Lesley,

I sure would like to see your progress with pyrography. That is if its wood burning. If it isn't, I'm sure its a wonderful craft none the less!

Handmade in Israel said...

I like you list! Mine is much the same. Love the bags... looks like you enjoyed making them. Chain stitch isn't hard once you get the hang of it.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lesley! Cute bags -can't wait to see what else you've made! How was Dorset?
Katie x

Lesley said...

Hi Katie, Dorset was lovely thanks, lots of walks, beaches, pubs and we even found a pirate graveyard! Been meaning to thank you for sending us to The Brace of Pheasants. Had a fab meal in there where Mr P tried venison for the first time. Was beautiful! My naughty computer wouldn't let me blog about it but now I have a new one so hopefully there will be more posts here :-)

Louise said...

There's a lot of things on your list that would be on mine! Happy New Year to you. x