Friday, 11 March 2011

Soothing Stitching

With the hexagons put to one side (for now) I decided to embark on another project.  I had some little cross-stiched pieces that I did a while back so I decided to make them up into keyrings.  They are filled with stuffing, very squishy and tactile.  It was nice to sit down with a relatively simple sewing project.

 I think this little house with the poppies in the field is my favourite one.  It looks like a mini tapestry.

This gives you an idea of the size of one of the larger keyrings.  Now, you wouldn't lose that in your bag now would you?!

After all that stitching yesterday, I thought I would take it easy today and indulge in a bar of lavender chocolate, close my eyes and drift away to a lavender field on a hot sunny day.................bliss. x


  1. I love the little key-rings - very cute! Lavender chocolate? Haven't tried that - I made a cake once with lavender in it - no-one liked it!! Have a good weekend! Abby x

  2. Stitching IS so soothing, a lovely way to spend some time! I love your key rings, and the little poppy field one is so pretty. Lavender chocolate?? I must try it!
    Have a sunny weekend.
    Helen x

  3. I love a bit of sewing, so relaxing. Love the rabbit pattern, where is that from?

  4. They are so pretty! What a good idea to turn them into keyrings. I like the hare. I bought some of the Lavender chocolate from Sainsbury last year - it is unsusual but we enjoyed it:)

  5. They are lovely Simone and the little poppy field is beautiful but I think you already know my favourite is going to be the bunny!!
    Drifting away to a lavender field on a hot day sounds nice as we've been forecast snow for later!! Fingers crossed they've got it wrong.
    Have a great weekend!
    Vivienne x

  6. Lavender chocolate sounds divine - pity I've given up chocolate for Lent! What a good use for small cross-stitch motifs.

  7. Ooooh! the chocolate looks interesting, we can I purchase some?

    Love the keyrings
    Julie xxxx

  8. They're lovely .... I haven't done cross stitch for years. I used to really enjoy it. I've never seen Lavender chocolate before.

  9. Lavender chocolate sounds divine!

    Your keychains are sweet. I do like the house and poppies best, too. What fun!

  10. Ooh I love your keyrings my fav. is the dancing frog. Hmm not sure on lavender choc - will need to try some I dont think I've ever heard of it before lol - enjoy xx

  11. Loving your blog Simone. These keyrings are super cute.
    Good luck with getting your designs made into rubber stamps.
    Sandra x

  12. I have never tried cross stitch, Simone, but it does sound soothing, and I love these key chains. What a good idea!!! Also never heard of lavender chocolate, but it sounds heavenly!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  13. Have you ever played the game "If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one ...." insert category here? Well, if I were stranded and could only take one form of handwork it would be cross stitch. And flowers in cross stitch would be on the top of the list. Really nice pieces, Simone.
    Sunny on this mid March Monday in Wisconsin. Hope the sun is shining on your bit of England.

  14. Okay ~i have to ask, where did you get the lavender chocolate, I must get some. It has now become a goal, a mission! Help me!
    Karon x


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