Author Archives: Elli Jenks

BrightSea Village Needlecraft Shop Progress

I’m going well on the back wall. Two of the villagers are sitting out in the sun stitching, knitting and having a good old chat.

I’m not that keen on back stitching (is anyone?) so I make myself do one strand of it every fourth needle threading.

 

To Bee Or Not To Bee

Bee-latedly, here I am, announcing the release of the Pyramajig #1 — Bee Happy. Hooray! (A pyramajig – my invention – is a nifty little container for holding all sorts of gifts or goodies. It’s shaped like a pyramid but opens up to a neat little box.)

But wait, there’s more! I’m also releasing Newton Abbot, my new miniature carpet.

I’m now working on the next instalment in the BrightSea Village collection. It’s about time the village got a needlecraft shop.

On Holiday

From Thursday my site will be temporarily closed for business until the end of April while I go on holiday. (Wheeee!) I’m off to Singapore and Melbourne.

Fingers crossed that soon after I’m back the Bee Happy Pyramajig will be released.

Proof and Progress

I know, I know, I know! I still haven’t produced the much wondered about “Bee Happy” Pyramajig, so here’s proof that I am working on it. The next stage involves getting out my sewing machine, which I may not have used in the last decade. Elli plus machinery often equals catastrophe so getting the darned thing out is a major drama. I’ll have to fortify myself with some serious chocolate first.

Meanwhile I’ve still been stitching away at Newton Abbott.

Procrastinating

I should be constructing my Bee Happy Pyramajig and writing up the instructions but I’m having a little FOF – fear of failure. I’ll get over it soon enough and just jump in there and sew it together. Also I’m loving working on the next mini carpet and don’t want to spend my stitching time on anything else.

This is the beginning of Newton Abbott.