Author Archives: Elli Jenks

Three Down; One To Go

The stitching’s been slow but steady and I’ve now completed three sides of the next part of BrightSea Village. This piece actually appears in the stained glass window of the Wedding Chapel . No time to write more now. I’m too keen to get back to stitching the last side.

Here’s Heath Lodge

You know each new mini carpet I release becomes my latest favourite but I’m so in love with this one. After Robillard Ramble I got the bug for the antique French look and designed a couple more. I can just imagine them in a dollhouse Petit Trianon. So . . . here’s Heath Lodge.

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I’m now happily stitching the next addition to BrightSea Village. It’s something flashy. (I’m trying to be all mysterious here, but last time I did that it took about ten minutes before someone clever had guessed what I was doing.)

In My Kitchen Sink

First I’m going to show you my progress on my next mini carpet, Heath Lodge, and then I’m going to horrify some of you.

Week 3

Week 3

Week 4

Week 4

Okay now, those of you who are sensitive about how finished work is treated: look away now.

This is how I wash my finished carpets. I swish them around in the kitchen sink with a squirt of dish soap and warm water. (Uh oh. Someone didn’t look away and I can hear the screaming now.) Seriously, this is how I wash them. After a good rinse I squeeze them out, pull them into shape and iron them dry. If you follow my recommended stitching method they’ll stand up to a fair amount of tugging around.

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Progress On Next Mini Carpet

I loved Robillard Ramble (my last mini carpet) so much that I couldn’t resist following it with another confection of flowers and pastels – blue this time. Here’s the first two weeks’ progress on Heath Lodge.

1 Week

1 Week

2 Weeks

2 Weeks

Balloons And Candyfloss

Loved stitching this one. Sure, I love stitching them all, but carousels make me feel so nostalgic. Introducing BrightSea Village’s new fairground attraction – The Carousel.

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