I think I have been the world’s worst blogger lately – my only excuse is that I’ve been really busy with bunting and new season’s stock. I don’t think I’d ever be very good as a mass wholesaler (just as well really! who would be starting to think of Easter projects about now) as I find that my work is heavily influenced by the seasons – by the colours, texture and even smells of the natural world all around me. The countryside here is looking very beautiful now as the leaves are turning and the fields change from gold to a beautiful reddish brown as the farmers plough in the stubble and my thoughts turn to vintage linen, Welsh blanket, tweed and plaids.
I’ve just listed my first ever embroidery kit on DevonBear Designs – in keeping with the season it’s a 1930’s inspired Scotty dog guarding his Master’s slipper stitched in red on vintage linen. I’ve given him a border of vintage Welsh blanket and soft autumnal hued Vanessa Arbuthnott fabric and set him in a cream mount. I’m really pleased with how he turned out.
If you’d like to stitch my Scotty, then please email me on [email protected] and I’ll send you the design printed onto a panel of vintage linen, together with fabric pieces to make up the border for just £6 including p&p. This is a special for blog readers, I’m not selling this mini version of the kit anywhere else.
If you’d like to download the pdf to print for yourself – then please click here. It’s absolutely free – but please respect my copyright and don’t use it for commercial purposes.
Happy sewing everyone!