Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Souvenir

Giving up television during Lent allowed me to miss much of the hoopla surrounding the royal wedding.  I don't mind the wedding news so much; it's the endless speculation and commentary that goes with it I find tiresome.  So needless to say I didn't buy any of the magazines or commemorative dishes and what not.  I wasn't even planning on watching the wedding, but of course this morning at 7am what else could I do but turn on the tv?  I missed the ceremony but got to see the happy couple, the dress, the carriage and the balcony kiss. Suddenly I found myself wishing I had something to commemorate the occasion other than the memory of me sitting in my pyjamas drinking green tea.  I decided to stitch a "little something", and ended up with a new key fob or scissor keeper:

For some reason I seemed to think this would only take about an hour to stitch, when in fact it took four all together; and I also got the crazy idea to stitch it over one thread.  I guess I was feeling all confident now and figured that stitching over one on 28 count would be breeze.  After the first arm of the cross was done I had to break out the magnifying glass!

I stitched a little crown on the back.

See what I mean when I say a "little" something?

I have also been doing some sewing lately.  I made these sachets from the book  Sew Sunny Homestyle by Tone Finnanger.  They were fun to make and I have a few more in the works.

I put some lavender in them and they smell, well, heavenly!

I put  a rosette on one: I'm not sure if I should embellish them all or just keep them as is. Any thoughts?

Have a great weekend!


Denise said...

Love your little fob and the angel wings. Too cute!

Pumpkin said...

OMG! No wonder you almost went blind!!!! So TINY but cute ;o)

Love the sachets that you made.

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Very impressive, Jenn- of course I love the Union Jack! I think if William and Kate heard about the way you commemorated their wedding, they would send you a crumpet!

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