Posts Tagged ‘free motion embroidery’

Ooooh it’s been an exciting week here in Leeds! Our city has been picked to host ‘Le Grand Depart’ for the 2014 Tour de France and the first stage is literally going to be cycling straight past Bully Bus HQ!!!!!! How cool is that?

It’s been snowing too – Just as the weather forecast predicted. Very chilly to say the least 😦

So, a little bit more stitching……

Have you guessed what it is yet?

Have you guessed what it is yet?

OK – So not much more stitching……. but a little bit more of a ‘reveal’ of my mystery project.

And more playing with the new sewing machine and educating myself to embrace wonky lines and frayed edges……

A plush 'Peace Heart' to hang in Vince Bully Bus.

A plush ‘Peace Heart’ to hang in Vince Bully Bus.

A delivery of some rather lovely vintage seventies florals for ANOTHER project!!!!!

I love these prints!

I love these prints!

And finally, a little batch of tissue cozies using assorted VW themed prints – Perfect for popping in your bag or keeping ready at hand on the dashboard of your favourite bus or bug 😉

If you're going to have a runny nose you'll need plenty of tissues - Just the sight of one of these cute cozies should make you feel better in no time :)

If you’re going to have a runny nose you’ll need plenty of tissues – Just the sight of one of these cute cozies should make you feel better in no time 🙂

I’m off to play in the snow now with the bullies of the bus – Keep Warm and Happy Crafting Folks! Au Revoir 😉

It’s 2013!!!!!! Hope that you had a fabulous Christmas and managed to stay fit and healthy; Thankfully everyone at Bully Bus HQ did 😉

I’m glad to report that my little chat to Santa just before the big day really did pay dividends as the good natured elf managed to squeeze a brand new sewing machine down the chimney – a whizzy one that does way more stitches than my trusty old Brother machine ever could and is much easier to use when creating free motion embroidery….. theoretically…… 🙂

In truth I’m a bit of a neat freak and everything has to be just so; It’s hard to allow wonky lines and frayed edges to exist in my work but I’m trying really hard! And I do like the whimsical, slightly naive look it creates……

My first bit of free motion embroidery using my new machine.

My first bit of free motion embroidery using my new machine.

So! A little zippered coin purse was the first project to be completed whilst also cooking the Christmas dinner for six (How’s that for multitasking?); Occasional breaks in the proceedings to check on things in the kitchen, a few sneaky trips to the tea trolley turned into a mobile drinks bar (aka the Jolly Trolley) and highly delighted squeals from me and a round of applause from the crew upon completion.

And Mr Other Half now wants a ‘manly’ version to keep his pennies safe 🙂

My little zippered purse holds all my treasures - I love it!!!!!!

My little zippered purse holds all my treasures – I love it!!!!!!

I’m thinking that 2013 may shape up to be the year when the sewing machine rules!!!!!! We shall see………………….. 😉