Bring fresh, pretty order to laundry day. Why not make one for each member of the family, to hang in the bathroom or bedroom, ready to receive dirty laundry? Taking the concept to extremes or to an easy conclusion, depending on your point of view, you could have laundry bags to receive white clothes, coloured clothes, hand-washable items, and so on. This way, they can be merely emptied into the machine without having to be sorted out. If you wish, you could stitch monogram initials to each bag to identify the family member it belongs to, or give each person bags in different fabrics or colours.
The sight of butterflies fluttering among the blooms of a flower border is one of the visual delights of the summer months. Here, embroidered butterfly motifs are incorporated into the design of a floral tablecloth that is perfect for al fresco dining in your garden. It can be expensive to buy ready-made motifs in large quantities, so arrange them close to the corners of the cloth, allowing just one or two to stray a little farther afield.
Combining two embroidery hoops to create a cantered stitching space is a really great way to branch out with your embroidery. Here the double hoops have been used to display a festive wreath, complete with sparkles, candy canes, and bows!
We all love Christmas, but if preparation for the big day is becoming a bit too hectic then it might be time to step back, set aside some time for yourself, and enjoy a few hours of mindful crafting...