A runner I made for my lovely sister-in-law in the States. I didn't have much time to make it so I used scraps that I had around and just embroidered with back stitch and perle 8 from a design I found in a Japanese Craft book.
I was quite happy with the way it turned out and so was my sister in law. I must have esp or something as I have never been to their home (they live in Arizona) and I just picked out colours I thought she might like - apparently it matches her dining room perfectly.
On another note, just to let you know, Louise and I will be doing our first workshops for Amitie in May. So if you're local and want to have a bit of fun why don't you join us for the day. Check it out here.
I have been busy writing patterns for our "Audrey and Maude' label which is quite time consuming but very enjoyable. It's amazing that something you make that you think is so simple actually has many little steps, and for a beginner sewer very daunting. I am trying to simplify the instructions as much as possible, breaking them down so even the most raw beginner will be able to read it without too much trouble. I will work on the diagrams next, although, I am not a very good artist. I work very visually and I have since found out, that alot of sewers think the same. So hopefully, our patterns will be very easy to follow.
It's been lovely going into Amitie every week. It is such a great atmosphere to work in. I get to see Louise every week, and this week Fi dropped in with her gorgeous children and so did Kellie with her equally lovely children. The shop has such a child friendly atmosphere which is such a relief for all the mums that come in. Babysitters are included in the shopping experience at Amitie. Good on you Meg and Jen!