Author Archives: Elli Jenks

Picking Up The Needle

The fabric of my life has frayed a bit over the past few months but now I’m gathering the threads together again. (See what I did there?) Even my stitching got put aside for a while and the longer I left it the less inclined I felt to resume stitching. Yesterday I made myself pick up the needle and stitch, just for fifteen minutes I thought. Boom! The joy of stitching surged back through my veins. Now I’m keen as ever to stitch so I’m back to work on the BrightSea Village Needlecraft Shop and having fun.

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.