Two of my great loves (not including the Family - that's a given) are my sketching and stitching. I was drawing long before I ever picked up a needle and thread and often wish I had more time to get lost in a blank piece of paper.
I love sitting with pencil and paper sketching and waiting to see was comes from my imagination, sometimes I know exactly what will appear from the pencil tip - other times it just happens, a squiggly line becomes the tip of a leaf or a circle turns into an elfin face.
So when I was thinking of a new design I wanted to combine the sketch and stitch inspiration and settled with a circular needlecase and book jacket (covering one of my Moleskine sketch journals, the perfect size for travelling).
Here are a few photos from the cover shoot last month.
Be on the look out for the pattern cover.....
This is Sketch & Stitch
The Sketch & Stitch needlecase features the button bird and bird cages that appear on the latest bag - that way thay make a perfect pair.
Now you can sketch, stitch and shop in true Cinderberry style.
Inside the needlecase is a collection of hand stitched needles and a little bird just keeping an eye on them for you.
The book jacket can be made to fit any sized book, photo album, diary or journal cover. Both samples were stitched using Cosmo threads and Flower Sugar fabric from Lecien with a little DMC perle thread around the edges.
So now all I have to do is fill the pages of my Moleskine sketchbook with more pencil drawings and tuck it away for Isabelle to find in years to come.
Oh, that's my third love......a real picture book.
Be on the look out for the two new designs appearing in your local patchwork store - or if you would like to place an order online patterns will be arriving soon at: Cookies and Cream Craft, Under the Mulberry Tree or Daisy Cottage Quilting in the USA.
Hope you love the two new editions!