Thursday, 1 November 2012

MAWTT - 'Stitch Up'

Good Morning... hope you are all well today.... I am feeling a lot better than I did last week. Thanks for all your good wishes.. I will be catching up with you all over the next few days. I can't believe it's Thursday again already... and so time for a new Challenge over at 

and it's our lovely boss Hazel's turn to host with a fab theme of...

'Stitch Up'

So we want to see Stitching! Lots of scope for this challenge... you could stitch your Design Papers, use Faux Stitching or Sew something with Felt... it's up to you....really looking forward to seeing all your fab creations! 

My intention was to sew several of these hearts but with being poorly I only got one of them finished! The sewing kit was a pressie from my daughter last xmas. I thought all the pieces would be cut out and ready to sew... but basically they just gave you a load of materials, buttons and some templates and said.... 'have fun' LOL!! It took me quite a while to do as my dexterity is not good.... but did most of it a few weeks ago while my daughter was away in Scotland.

The two fabrics that I used here frayed a lot... but they kind of give it a shabby chic look? that's my excuse anyway. I forgot to sew the hanging ribbon into the seam and so have tried to make it look pretty with the added button. Hope you like it!

We are sponsored this week by the fab Cupcake Cards & Crafts 

For more details of the Challenge and Prize... hope you can hop on over to the MAWTT Blog where you will also find lots of lovely inspiration from my Teamies!! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts - Challenge 178 - 'In Stitches' ends 2nd November 2012
Divas by Design  - Challenge 59 - 'Feeling Festive' ends 6th November 2012

Not long until the weekend and can you believe it is the Finale of Downton!!! I am gonna miss it so much... but think there is going to be a Christmas Special so we can look forward to that! ;-)
Can't believe how the weather has changed while I was ill... all the trees are shedding their leaves now and it's looking quite wintry. Just ordered my Calendars for 2013... it's the beginning of my Christmas Shopping!
Stay warm and snug!
Love and Hugs


Rose Petal said...

Hiya Sue. This is fabulous and a lovely idea. Love the gorgeous colours, perfect.
Hope you are ok and feeling better.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Doreen said...

So glad you are feeling better your gorgeous

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sue glad to hear you are feeling a bit better, these are gorgeous I love the tartan
Kevin xx

meg said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better Sue, love your hearts it's lovely to see some handmade decorations on a tree. We had our first snow of the winter last week but it was quite wet and only lasted about 5 or 6 hours. Take care hugs Meg

chrissy xx said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Sue..Yes. The weather is a changing and it's soooo cold.
FABulous hearts. LOve this first one with the 'three' hearts..LOve the sentiment too.
This second one is FABulous too. LOve the colour and this button is a perfect match.

DesignerDiva said...

I'm so pleased you are feeling a little better sweet Sue - we've all missed you!!
Your little heart is really sweet (you will be giving Pat a run for her money in the creative stakes!)
I can't remember the last time I sewed something!!
I've loved every minute of Downton again, I'm guessing Celebrity Jungle will replace it and thats always good for a laugh!
Hugs Laurie xx

Debs said...

So pleased to hear your are feeling a little better Sue - I have missed hun.
This heart is soooooo sweet - what a fab project :o)
I can't believe that it the finale of Downton already - I don't want it to end lol!!!
Take care

ps Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week - good luck xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Sue, such a lovely design and beautiful colours.

I'm really pleased that you are starting to feel better.
Hugs Sue

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie love the colours so much.
Glad you are feeling better shug, take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh so glad you are on the mend, Hopep you get totally better soon.

I love this what a sweet heart. Love the Fraying, Now I thought it was deliberate for the Shabby Chic look.

Love Hazelxox

Mary J said...

What a gorgeous heart, Sue! Love the tartan!

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw Sue this is so cute, glad your feeling better, hugs Liz xx

Kathleen said...

These are fabulous and a lovely idea. Love the white stiching on the plad material.
Glad you are feeling better.
Not watched any of the Downton Abbey series yet but taped it all so we can OD on it Boxing Day and the day after as there will no doubt be nothing on over Christmas and my Daughter is home 7th December till Boxing Day early door so it will be something to cheer me up after she has gone back to Sydney.

Kath x

Judith said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better Sue - hope you continue to improve. Do your talents know no bounds lol - stitching and cards cant wait to see what else you can do!! Love the red and tartan together - so pretty hugs Judith x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is brilliant .. i nearly made something similar .. but time ran away with me .. i love the shabby chicness.. i think its homespun.. and gorgeous
sorry i have been a bit lapse commenting this week
Lisa x

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks lovely Sue! :) I love seeing this kind of thing. I made my own pot pourri pouches this way a few years back - just for wardrobes and gift ideas.
It makes a really nice change to see this :)



Jules said...

Hi Sue

I love your heart!!!

I think I prefer the ribbon not stitched into the seam. Fabby colours too.

I hope you are starting to feel much better now.

Love Jules xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
You have done a wonderful job sewing these hearts and by hand too! They would look really good hanging from the tree and I really like the shabby chic look ;) I am so glad you are feeling a bit better hun, take it easy...hoep your Mum & Dad are Ok too, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Mummy lade said...

it's a lovely heart, I do hope you make more of them. And thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the challenge.

brenda said...

Fabulous work Sue and so nice to see something a little bit different.

Thanks so much for joining my 'In Stitches' theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderful your heart shaped creations are Sue! Made with love, that's what they are, all hand made, too. And such pretty fabrics! Glad to hear you're feeling much better now. Big hugs, Ira xox

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better Sue, I hope you continue to. This is a fab creation sweetie, you should be really pleased with it. Sob sob, the last Downton on Sunday, now what I am I going to do at (pm on a Sunday.

Have a good weekend sweetie.


jo said...

Hi Sue, so glad you're feeling better! Love those hearts....think I'm slightly obsessed with hearts, I have them all over my house! Love the frayed edges too, they're gorgeous!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Debbie said...

Love the heart Sue....what a lovely idea.
Hugs Debbie x

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, my goodness it's been ages since I visited - apologies for that !

I'm doing my DT commenting rounds at the mo, but after that I will be back to have a proper catch up on your blog.

Love this decoration and I think it looks perfectly shabby chic. Gorgeous colour!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, glad you're feeling better now.

Love this little project and the frayed edges do give it a fab shabby chic look. Perfect!

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,
Glad to hear you're feeling better. This is such a great take on the theme. Very sweet heart. I never do stitching as I don't own a sewing machine...and me holding a needle...only if I really have to! LOL


Alessandra said...

Hi lovely friend, I'm so sorry that I haen't been around for so long! It seems ages since I last have been here on your blog!
Your hearts are fantastic, I love especially the fabric of the little heart on the frst piccie. I need to get some of this one day to make my gorg male cat a triangle neckthing... he will look so cute with it aroundhis neck... he'll hate it to look cute though :o)
Hope you are feeling much much muuuuuch better!
Huggles, Alessandra

Nicole Hascoet said...

Love your heart Sue! the colours are lovely, you even wrote the word Joy. I am making a bag with felt at the moment. It took me over 7 hours today and it's not finished!
Hope you have a lovely week-end.
warm hugs xx

Donna Mosley said...

These are so gorgeous Sue, love the tartan. Hope you are feeling better hun.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Looks fab to me Sue, I wouldn't know where to start with something like this! Love the tartan and your ribbon/ button detail is a great finishing touch. Glad you're feeling better :o) Hugs, Lisa x

cotnob said...

I'm sorry that you have been ill and had to have a stay in hospital Sue, I hope you are on the mend and that your neighbour is not causing you too much grief.
I love your little stiched heart, it looks lovely and neat to me.

Shannon White said...

Oh this is just Darling Sue!! I'd love a set of these to hang on the Tree! Love the Wonderful corduroy and plaid together!! 8-)


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue this is adorable! You have way more patience than me though! lol

Joan Ervin said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better, Sue...your little red heart is sooo did an awesome job with all the stitching!!!!