I dabbled my toes once again into the colourful waters of machine stitching and once again I packed everything away feeling rather disheartened. The thing is, it's all so fiddly diddly and it just takes me so long to even get my machine to sew properly (don't get me started on that one...) Anyway, I made myself a neighbourhood coffee house
because by the end of it all I felt this is where I needed to be...
and reading about what I was supposed to be doing...
I really love and admire your sewing skills. You are quite good whether it frustrates you, or not. Those cakes look adorable.
Gotta find that book. It looks like something I need to read.
keep plugging away Margaret,i love what you have created.
Ive been sewing all my life but struggle as i have a new machine and it doesnt feel like second nature.
anyway wonky is all good....:)
love love love your coffee houses!
Hi, just hopped here from Jans ArtyATCJourney. What a lovely blog you have - very deserving of your award. I admire your stitching - I'm scared of the whole needle and thread thing ... never mind using a machine. Love what you are creating here. Penny x
Oh those turned out lovely! A friend of mine made me a Victorian house quiltie in a Christmas design. I love what she did... I may have to get this book.
hola margaret!! maravilloso!!! l love your coffe houses!!and cupcakes!!!! que lindo!!!!!!! is like a play stich like this,no??...muchos besos!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love your fiddling M, every bit of it ... coffee and cake YES!
Must keep my eye out for that book too, thanks!
ooo also meant to say, wouldn't something like that be lovely on our stitchery RR ... YES indeed! :)
I love this!!!!!
I think you did a great job on your houses and cupcakes. What will you do with them next/
This is gorgeous Margaret...you should have more faith in what you do my lovely. As for Poppy Treffry, I have seen her work in the flsh and its awesome XXX
Coffee Houses and Cupcakes!!!!!! 2 of my favorite things!!! :) Very beautiful!
Your fabric work is exquisite Margaret! I love your houses and cup cakes - just brilliant!
Oh honey, I can feel your frustration. I can become so outdone when the threads break and in general screw up. Until I realized hey this ain't a thing someone is gonna wear it's art for goodness sake and it is more eclectic and cool to be a little messy and childish looking and then I began to sew with freedom and fun!
For quite a while now I have been following your blog because I simply adore your pieces of art. Your post this morning really made me smile. Not only because I love your coffeehouse but also because of the post title. Coffee-and-Cake is the name of my very young and little cake company. I chose the name from the German tradition to have a coffee and a cake in the afternoon. And if you would like to know my cake interpretations, please feel free to have a look here :-)
Gee, I hope that shows up on our round robin stitching! I, personally, just love it... hee hee! And that book....why haven't I seen that book here? I haunt those shelves at the bookstore.
Hey these look like the wee houses I made except way nicer! lol Thought about using fabrics like you did and thought it might cause me to swear too much!
Aren't you pleased you rediscovered your sewing machine?
That book looks great, did you get it in Wellers?
You wouldn't know it was fiddley diddley, it's delightful!
WEll I think these are FABULOUS !!!
LOVE the cupcakes~!!~
just the other day my daughter (whose now in Honduras) wrote to me that she was missing cupcakes . . . maybe i'll have to make her a few of these delightful little treats to enjoy . . .
This book looks fabulous and your creations from it are simply adorable. I am going to have to get myself a copy of that book next time I am at the bookstore! Thanks for letting us know about it!
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