Crafts for adults

What I made in May 2024

Liberty Tana Lawn star

I can tell that the weather is better and the days are longer as I have been spending more time in the garden and less indoors with my sewing. However there was time for some crafting.

What I made in May 2024

First of all I completed the Liberty Star I started last month. It’s such a simple design but really pretty. I didn’t want to make it into a cushion so I’ve left it as a block for now. I would love to stitch it to a top or the back of my denim jacket.

I stitched the Floral Sampler from the June issue of Love Embroidery magazine.

floral sampler from love embroidery magazine

I read Cloth Stories by Ali Ferguson as well as Make a Vision Board: A Manifest Collage Book by CanDace Johnson

I added some new Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics brought from the Alice Caroline sale. Some are for my Liberty Tumbling Blocks cushion, others are just for my stash.

Liberty Tana Lawn

This month I read Preloved by Lauren Bravo. I’ve always enjoyed looking through my local charity shops, especially for preloved Persephone Books or vintage haberdashery items. I actually picked up a few vintage haberdashery items to add to my collection, including some crochet or lace hooks and pretty embroidered handkerchiefs.

I also decided to sign up to the Pretty Fabrics & Trims 2024 Advent Box as I loved the sound of the Countdown to Christmas sampler. This will give me something to work on in the run up to Christmas!

You may be interested in my previous posts:

What I made in April 2024

What I made in March 2024

What I made in February 2024

What I made in January 2024


  • Reply
    Lavanda Michelle
    June 17, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    As a fellow mom who cherishes crafting amidst the garden’s allure, your Liberty Star project and floral sampler sound absolutely delightful.

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    June 17, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    I can’t believe how beautiful these are wow!!! The floral sample, it is stunning, I love it.

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    June 17, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    How pretty is that! I love all of those prints you have there – so fun and colorful!

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    Vasu Devan
    June 18, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    You are obviously so talented! Your creativity is so inspiring and it’s amazing how much you accomplished. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jupiter Hadley
    June 19, 2024 at 9:28 am

    The countdown to Christmas does feel like a really fun idea! Well done in making time for crafting.

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