Category Archives: Miniature Carpets & Rugs

I’ve Been Busy

BrightSea Village now has it’s own needlecraft shop, The Nifty Needle. I so wish there was a real Nifty Needle handy to where I live. I’d love to shop there. Also de Malmanche Demesne is ready to be rolled out on a dollhouse floor (or framed and hung). And because I’m still as eager to stitch as ever I’m already over a quarter of the way through stitching the next addition to BrightSea Village, the Lido cinema. That’s the back that I’ve stitched so far. I try to save the most exciting side to stitch last.

Not Quite Enough

So close to finishing BrightSea Village’s Needlework shop when I ran out of one colour (just near needle in picture). (Doesn’t that always happen.) As soon as our lockdown restrictions loosened a little I ordered some online. Guess which colour was out of stock?

Good news. Put in another order last night and it appears to be available.

In the meantime I’ve started on the next mini carpet, de Malmanche Demesne. Loving these gorgeous colours.

Keep stitching and keep safe, people.

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.

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.