Sunday, 30 April 2017

Owls in embroidery hoops


From my last post owls hanging nursery mobile I decided to make some more simple gifts using the same owl characters. I sewed the pieces onto some pale grey needlecord (left over from my dungaree dress which I made - blog post to come when I get around to photographing it!) I stuffed some wadding into each owl too to make it a bit 3D, then I framed them in a painted embroidery hoop and hanged with a matching ribbon.

Please do get in touch if you would like me to make you anything similar :)
 Owl in embroidery hoop by Welaughindoors

Owl in embroidery hoop by Welaughindoors

Owl in embroidery hoop by Welaughindoors

Owl in embroidery hoop by Welaughindoors

Owl in embroidery hoop by Welaughindoors

Owls hanging nursery mobile

Recently I created this set of cute owls to make into a mobile to decorate the nursery of a friend, which has a woodland theme.

I used lots of scrap fabrics but with a similar colour scheme, sewing 4 stuffed owl characters and 4 different kinds of leaf. I tried to add some detail to the back of each owl too, using buttons, felt and different patterns of stitching to stimulate the small person whilst they look at it!

I'm really pleased with how the owl characters turned out and maybe I can make some more of these little characters soon! Please do get in touch if you would like any similar things created for you.


 Owls hanging nursery mobile by welaughindoors

Owls hanging nursery mobile by welaughindoors

Owls hanging nursery mobile by welaughindoors

Owls hanging nursery mobile by welaughindoors

Sewn owl character by welaughindoors

Sewn owl character by welaughindoors

Sewn owl character by welaughindoors


Sewn owl character by welaughindoors

Sewn owl characters by welaughindoors


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Spring Photo Favourites

Just thought I'd share a few of my favourite photos that I've taken over the last couple of weeks, at National Trust properties Lacock Abbey and Kingston Lacy gardens.

A couple of bee photos to start, lovely to see the sunshine bringing out them out to find nectar.

Honeybee on Aconite Flower by We Laugh Indoors

Bumblebee in Camellia Flower by We Laugh Indoors

I love the textures in this photo of moss on the very impressive Wisteria tree trunk at NT Kingston Lacy.

Wisteria tree trunk by We Laugh Indoors

Some lovely spring flower pics

Sea of Daffodils by We Laugh Indoors
Narcissus by We Laugh Indoors

Crocusses by We Laugh Indoors

And finally some gorgeous Camellia Flowers from the impressive collection at NT Kingston Lacy, They look just great at this time of year.

Varigated Camella by We Laugh Indoors

Pink Camella by We Laugh Indoors

Fluffy Camella by We Laugh Indoors




Thursday, 12 May 2016

Recent trip to Eden Project

I visited the Eden Project to take part in a Botanical Painting 3 day course (will post about that soon) whilst there I took some photos with my newly acquired camera, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. It was an ideal place to test it out with a wealth of beautiful flowers and plants.

Orange ranunculus by welaughindoors
Beautiful Ranunculus Flower
Echeveria plant by welaughindoors
Echeveria Succulent Plant, I love its geometry.
Climbing Sorrel Begonia glabra by welaughindoors
Climbing Sorrel (Begonia Glabra)
Green and purple foliage by welaughindoors
Just love the contrast of this lime and purple foliage
Mysore Clock Vine by welaughindoors
Mysore Clock Vine Flower
Orange Ranunculus by welaughindoors
Another lovely Orange Ranunculus
Pink Ranunculus by welaughindoors
Pink Ranunculus Flower with white Ranunculus
Pink Ranunculus macro by welaughindoors
Close up macro Pink Ranunculus
Roul Roul birds by welaughindoors
Roul Roul birds enjoying a puddle bath
Purple tulip by welaughindoors
Another lovely contrast between Purple tulip and mint coloured leaves
tulips by welaughindoors
Some fancy Tulips!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Recent Cross Stitch Projects

Having acquired a MASSIVE load of coloured yarn from my Nana, I decided to try using up some of it on some cross stitch! it's been lovely to have so many lovely colours to choose from. These are some experiments that I designed and sewed myself, simply drawing them out onto the fabric using a fabric pen, and for the more complicated chevron one I used some squared paper to draw out my design.

Chevron cross stitch by we laugh indoors

Clouds cross stitch by we laugh indoors

Tent cross stitch by we laugh indoors


Sunday, 24 May 2015

Victorian Sewing and Gardening Screen prints

I've been busy creating some more screen prints using images from the Victorian picture book that I used for the Victorian Keys screen print and card I printed a few weeks ago.

As I have been watching the Chelsea Flower show whilst sewing this week, I thought about doing a gardening and a sewing print, so I collected lots of little images with these themes from the book, and arranged them, adding colour, to create these prints, I hope you like them! As always they're available from my Folksy and Etsy shops, whichever you prefer!

Victorian Sewing Screen Print by we laugh indoors
Victorian Sewing Screen Print
Victorian Sewing Screen Print by we laugh indoors

Victorian Sewing Screen Print by we laugh indoors



Victorian Gardening Screen Print by we laugh indoors
Victorian Gardening Screen Print
Victorian Gardening Screen Print by we laugh indoors

Victorian Gardening Screen Print by we laugh indoors




Saturday, 9 May 2015

Ampersand and Victorian Keys Screen Prints

Last week I went to Marshfield Screen Print near Bath and used their lovely facilities to print my latest batch of prints. They're all available on both my Folksy and Etsy shops.

The Victorian keys were found in a whole book of Victorian images, I arranged them in a little collection.
Victorian Keys A3 Black Screen Print by We laugh indoors
Victorian Keys A3 Black Screen Print

Victorian Keys A3 Black Screen Print by We laugh indoors close up
Victorian Keys A3 Black Screen Print close up

Victorian Keys A3 Silver Screen Print by We laugh indoors
Victorian Keys A3 Silver Screen Print

Victorian Keys A4 Black Screen Print by We laugh indoors
Victorian Keys A4 Black Screen Print

Victorian Keys A4 Black Screen Print by We laugh indoors close up
Victorian Keys A4 Black Screen Print close up

Victorian Keys A4 Silver Screen Print by We laugh indoors
Victorian Keys A4 Silver Screen Print

Victorian Keys A4 Silver Screen Print by We laugh indoors close up
Victorian Keys A4 Silver Screen Print close up
For this "Ampersand Collection" screen print I picked out ampersands from my favourite historical typefaces and arranged them for an A3 design.

Ampersands Collection Screen Print by We laugh indoors
Ampersands Collection A3 Screen Print

Ampersands Collection Screen Print close up by We laugh indoors

Ampersands Collection Screen Print close up by We laugh indoors

Ampersands Collection Screen Print close up by We laugh indoors