Here's another little Corinne Lapierre project I did this past week whilst I was sunning myself in Tenerife - I definitely recommend the weather there in October but I don't recommend the place we stayed at which was The Isabel, Costa Adeje but despite that, we still had a lovely time.
I did the lavender houses this time. In June I did the owl kit and loved it as a holiday project. You get all you need in the cute little brown box (you even get a needle and proper embroidery thread and a tonne and a half of lavender) other than scissors and pins. I also found it necessary to add more stuffing to mine but that's maybe just my preference for them being fatter and firmer. I even took the extra stuffing with me in my case - I have to laugh at myself sometimes; that will have been fun to explain to customs :-) That's without mentioning the lavender seeds!
Their size is half their appeal and their ever so cute shape.
|Good job there was nobody on the sun terrace when I|
took these photos :-)
|Some of the kit contents and templates|
laid out ready for action, along with
my dinky portable sewing kit
The daisy stitch for the flowers was great too, as it's a very long time since I did any decorative embroidery at all and they're so easy and Corinne gives you instructions on how to do it.
The only thing I don't like about the kit is the fabric provided other than the felt; it frays upon touch almost and when you're using thick embroidery thread in it, it is a challenge to keep it together, especially on the windows. Next time (and there will be a next time, for sure) I'll use a closer knit fabric along with felt. Actually when I had finished there was still all this lot left over:
If only I could sew on flights, they would be millions times better for me!
Take care out there