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!


  1. Hi Laura, Loving this LO.

    Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Sue

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

  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

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


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