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sketching and stitching and living in Cornwall
Interests: Sketching, stitching, thinking, reading, dreaming
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I have been enjoying a quiet but busy January so far, lots of stitching and even more sketching and painting. Yesterday I decided it was time to warm up the old computer so I could get on with finishing the mermaid pattern and this morning I have her in my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Lilipopo
thank you Beth, and I definitely agree about the bullion roses I find it so difficult to make my bullion knots nice and even! Have a lovely weekend Kate
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2018 on stems and outlines some tips at Lilipopo
Stem stitch is not a stitch I use a great deal for outlining my figures because it tends to create a thicker line than I like but it can make a good outline for clothing or a decorative line but also fabulous hair. For the longest time I have been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Lilipopo
I hope you enjoy stitching it Martina. Happy new year to you too x
It's my pleasure Dianne, I hope you have a lovely 2018 x
thank you Beth I hope you have a happy healthy 2018 too x
Hi Louise, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way about January I think it's important to take a little time at this time of year especially if your good health depends on it. I hope you have a fruitful 2018 :) x
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2018 on Happy New Year at Lilipopo
I can't believe it's already New Year, I haven't even had time to start on my Christmas reading! I have started the beautiful moomins diary though. I'm not very good at New Year planning, it seems as though I should be ready to go on the 1st January but actually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Lilipopo
Merci pour vos mots gentils. J'espere que votre petite fille aime le papillon Bonne Annee Kate x
Thank you Louise I hope you enjoy stitching it. Happy New Year Kate x
gracias por sus amables palabras Kate x
Today I have the instructions for sewing the needle book together. If you are looking for the pattern and the embroidery tutorial it is over here To sew the needle book together Place the lining fabric and the embroidered/quilted piece right sides together and stitch around the edge with a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Lilipopo
I hope you have all enjoyed the winter celebrations and are looking forward to a wonderful New Year. As a little thank you for all the lovely support you have given me over this past year I have created a little butterfly pattern that you can download here I used... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Lilipopo
We have just had a little break in Lincolnshire visiting our families. I love going up in the autumn because it is so very autumnal up there. There are so many trees and my mum's garden is full of apples and pears and dahlias. All very inspiring to an absolute... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Lilipopo
thank you Christina :) It is in my store now :) x
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2017 on tips on filling spaces with backstitch at Lilipopo
Thank you Hannah, i’m So glad you found the post useful. I’m hoping to have lots more hints and tips on the blog in the future x
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2017 on tips on filling spaces with backstitch at Lilipopo
Merci, Nadege, pour vos mots gentils Kate
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2017 on tips on filling spaces with backstitch at Lilipopo
This week has been full of packing kits and posting but I found time in between for a little stitching of Kitty. for the first stitching I decided to use quite muted wintry colours for her hat and scarf with my favourite gold (Anchor 874) for her hair. I outlined... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Lilipopo
thank you Beth, I have just been having a look at your beautiful crochet. I am really only able to cope with squares and rows at the moment, your doll with the removable wig is fabulous x
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2017 on weekending not stitching at Lilipopo
Autumn has definitely arrived here, the weather is greyer and we come home from our dog walk soaked through despite the raincoats. This is when I like to pull out a crafting book or two from my shelves or even treat myself to a new one. On Friday, to my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Lilipopo
thank you it's lovely of you to comment. :) x
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on cute kittens in amongst the flowers at Lilipopo
thank you so much. I'm so glad you like the pattern x
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on cute kittens in amongst the flowers at Lilipopo
Hi Molly, I'm sorry but I don't sell the pens. I am also having trouble finding them in the UK now. I'm sorry I can't be more help
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2017 on lilipopo shop at Lilipopo
thank you Beth, how lovely to have kitties, we have a kitty chaser in the form of a (fortunately) very lazy whippet! The kitties are always too smart for him and never get caught Kate x
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2017 on cute kittens in amongst the flowers at Lilipopo