Posts tagged - embroidery

OddBird #9

Posted on May 10th, 2015

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I got a sweet message from a customer on felt last week, giving me some great feedback about my Oddbird brooches and asking if I had a tui brooch, as this was her Mother’s favourite bird and she wanted to get her one for her birthday.  I didn’t have a tui already made, so I […]


Little Stitches

Posted on February 14th, 2015

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My day job has been pretty full-on lately and I have been feeling a bit strung out at times.  I work with clients living with mental illness, and the large workload, coupled with the high-needs/high risk nature of our clients has been somewhat overwhelming over the past few weeks. I thought I would give myself […]


The Upcycler: Embroidered Brooches

Posted on October 18th, 2014

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Remember that heirloom embroidery stash I wrote about here? Well, some of the pieces in the stash weren’t quite nice enough to use around the house. The embroidery on them was lovely, but some parts of the fabrics hadn’t withstood the test of time too well, and had some discolouration and staining. I still wanted […]


Print + Thread

Posted on July 20th, 2014

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Just a small project to share on my neglected but not forgotten blog… I printed some cotton a little while ago with my small fantail block, and this weekend I spent a little time adding some colour and texture to the print using thread. All this little bird needs now is a patch of wall […]


Inspired by Crown Lynn

Posted on June 21st, 2014

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I’m not sure if you know this, but I have a bit of a thing for pottery.  We have a nice little collection from our travels around Japan, and I’m now enjoying slowly adding to my collection of retro tableware from New Zealand pottery company Crown Lynn. These yellow flower plates are my absolute favourites… […]