Well its only been a few weeks but I've practiced a few little projects like how to sew a draw-string bag- I need to work on my technique though as I accidentally sewed the sides together so I couldn't thread the ribbon through! My quick-un-pick is going to be a good friend over the year I think! I also learnt how to applique from my friend Anna and sewed on some cute bunny rabbits to my baby's bodysuit- I used a cookie cutter for the stencil- need to embroider some eyes on next.
I did a few practice embroideries for my girls while on our holiday in Raglan. I have learnt how to do chain stitch, back stitch, split stitch, and of course running stitch. I tried stem stitch but just couldn't work it out so will have to have another go on that one! I really like doing Lazy Daisies too- they look so tricky but are really quite simple!
Yesterday I learnt to crochet! Well, I learnt how to make a slip knot and make a single crochet stitch chain. Took ages to get the hang of it but then I was away. I bought a book and a crochet needle from an Op Shop in Raglan. To do anything trickier I think I am going to have to find an expert in Tauranga as I find it really hard working out instructions!
I also made a cute art work from an idea I saw from RubyintheDust in World Sweet World Magazine using a large hole punch and some craft paper.