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Saturday, 20 February 2016

I've Got Sunshine


A few months back I spotted a .jpeg in the facebook group Faith, Hope, Washi.  One that made me smile and instantly inspired me.  It was made by the very talented Jen Schow - her 'script and uplift' videos on YouTube are amongst my favourites. 


Anyway, I squirrelled away the image and pondered on how to incorporate it in to  something I could make.  Then last month fellow 'like for ever-er' Caroline Free posted about make cut files in to stitching patterns... bingo!  This would be the perfect thing to do...  I checked with Jen and she graciously said I could use her image and this layout was born.


The layout is quite simple, lots of white on white with just a pop of yellow to set it off.  The stitching was all done by hand and took quite a while, but I did notice as I went along I got faster - practice really does improve you!


I collected up some white sequins from different SpiegelMom Scraps mixes - I used Fairytale mixes that are now sold out but you can find them in other mixes too - and paired them with the Cloudy Day Felties.  Each cloud was nested on a little tangle of the grey-white thread I used to stitch 'a cloudy day'.


I even stitched a little square beneath my photo, so you could see little glimpses of stitching from different angles.  I matted my photo with some yellow card to match the thread and some glassine bag off cuts.

You can find the materials I used here;

Jen Schow printables

sequins mixes - green machine and winter white
wool clouds
glassine bag

tiny label from Things That Shine

thread from my Mum's stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Laura, Loving this LO.

    Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Sue

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  2. Stunning layout. You have much more patience than me!

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  3. There is something about stitching on layouts in our little group and yours is such a great design and so subtly coloured that I can't help but be in awe of it! I hope to play along with that Silhouette setting one day! xx

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  4. This is so beautiful! I'm not a needlework person, but love to look at others' work. Lovely job.

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