Thursday, 3 September 2009

Feeling Crafty

Blimey it's been chilly out today, what with the evenings starting to draw in and the fact that I'm about to do my christmas card mailshot at work, I'm really quite looking forward to autumn and winter. I can't wait to put some thick tights, boots and a maxi coat on.

I've been thinking about taking up a craft project for a while, now I'm really not much of a crafty type of person, I have had a sewing machine for like 15 years or something but, I can do no more than very basic hemming and sewing on buttons (which all you vintage gals must know a thing or two about too!). I'd really love to be able to make my own clothes or to improve my basic alteration skills, but I just don't have the space/time at the moment to do any of that. I do have a few ideas of what I'm looking to do, now I just have to pick one!

I first saw these fabulous tapestry kits earlier in the summer and have just fallen in love with them. They are designed by Emily Peacock, I adore the old western style font and colourful vintage style design. They come in either a KISS or HUG and start at £54.99 for a small cushion kit up to £130 for the larger size. check them out here www.emilypeacock.com


Another site I have been perusing for ideas is www.clothkits.co.uk, originally started in the late 60s, they supply cut and stitch kits for a range of cool clothing, toys and home wares. I am particularly sweet on the vintage dollies.


Finally, I have found another cute looking site full of vintage inspired embroidery kits, I love the cowgirl design. Check them out here www.sublimestitching.com

Does anyone else have any craft projects on the go?

1 comment:

laurakitty said...

I love needlework and haven't wanted to start doing it again, but my boyfriend thinks it's hideous and doesn't want it in the house :( I might just do it anyway, though...

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