I used to do a lot of embroidery and cross stitch many years ago and after sewing the two reindeer just before Christmas which you may have seen on my blog I realised I wanted to get back into sewing. I saw Kirstie Allsop sewing plastic canvas on her pre Christmas show and thought that looked interesting so did some research. I found that you can buy hearts and stars as well as circles and squares and of course like most crafts it is cheaper to buy these products in America. So when we were in Florida I bought some hearts and stars, needles and yarn and had a go at making some.
I used different stitches and made it up as I went along. I stitched the ribbon loop to the back and then cut a heart out of white felt and sewed that to the back to give a neat finish.
I am selling my crafts at the hospital shop today and these will be on my stall. I hope the customer like them as much as I enjoyed making them. It is good to have something to sew whilst watching TV. Some programmes demand my full attention but others I can watch whilst sewing. I thought the hearts would be suitable for any occasion whereas the stars are really more for Christmas decorations.
My candy ends on Saturday.