31 December 2013

Happy and Creative New Year 2014!

It's been all about slow stitching this Christmas, and mostly about Alabama Chanin. I've been working on the fabrics I stencilled earlier, and finished the cuffs fairly quickly.

I then moved on to another hat (in this country you can't have too many hats, cuffs, mitts and socks),

on which I'm also making good progress.

But it's not all about hand stitching. I also wanted to try machine stitching an Alabama Chanin project, and started with a sashiko-inspired pattern ('Seven treasures'). The image below isn't patricularly inspiring, but as you can see, I'm using tissue paper as a stitching guide in this case, instead of stencilling. The beige fabric is the backing fabric, which will be revealed when I cut through the top fabric, which is violet. More images later, when I've made more progress.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I  wish you a very Happy and Creative New Year 2014. May your life be filled with happiness, and your stash bursting with inspiring supplies!

- Annika


  1. Happy New Year!!! Thank you for another year of inspiration and fun. I know I can always come here and see something that will inspire the creative juices to flow. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Wishing you a new year filled with fun, adventure, and joy! (and of course, creative abundance!)

    1. Many thanks Jeannie! I'm so glad that you find my blog inspiring. Your kind words and support mean a lot to me! Wishing you a new year of abundance too!

  2. Love what you are doing with Alabama Chanin's ideas. You are truly expanding upon them. I worked with a lot of her designs a few years ago, but it never occurred to me to use tissue paper and also do machine stitching. What a great idea!!!
    Happy New Year to you too….and best wishes for great health!


    1. Thank you Judy! I have a couple more twists on Alabama Chanin up my sleeve, so stay tuned for more. ;-)
      And best wishes for great health to you too!!

  3. Wow, I've see this type of garments and loved them but to actually make it by myself.... kudos to you and your patience!

    I came here from Jane D's fb group where I found you and I really like what I see... I wish I'd try out more things too ;)