✨Custom Orders✨
This is a quick note about custom orders and also any orders with regards to the upcoming festive season. I have had quite a few enquiries about custom pieces, which I have been unable to take on due to lack of spare time recently. I will also be moving house between the end of September-October this year (the house is currently still being built) which is rather bad timing for my usual festive ornament making.

So, I have decided to arrange a waiting list starting now, and continuing over the next few months. If you are interested in a custom order from me this year, please email me at - emilysteeele@hotmail.co.uk and I will give you details of timescales dependant on your requirements.

If you have emailed me recently about a custom order, there is no need to send me another message as I should have your details and I will be emailing you at some point today. If however you do not hear from me, please drop me another message as it is possible your email got lost somewhere! 🌿

Myers Birds: A Personality Field Guide - INFP: The Blackburnian Warbler

“The pattern around the piece is a wide variety of stitches in varying sizes and movements, showcasing the creativity of the INFP personality.  This is also shown in the expressive style of stitching for the main body of the bird, not making any kind of decipherable pattern.  The colors chosen are bright, clear, and contrast each other.  These are chosen to reflect clarity and portray the trait of communication.”

~Excerpt from Myers Birds

(This is my personality type! <3)

This is a part of a project I started for my Senior Thesis! I only made six for my thesis, but the whole collection is coming soon!  This collection is part of a book I’m crafting where I choose a breed of bird for each Myers Briggs personality type.  The criteria I use for each bird is based on what behaviors, migratory habits, and hunting practices best reflect the chosen personality type. For example a personality type that is very reclusive might be a bird type that is a short distance migrant.  After the breed has been chosen the stitching styles, colors, and the surrounding patterns are designed to also reflect the personality. 

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So, I have a new little niece.  Her name is Ruby Belle and we love her so very much!  She’s my brother’s first little one.  Because of this, everywhere I look I see cute little clothes and beanies and toys to make for our new little gem. Look at this one!

A new cardi for Lulu  - Emma from LuLu Loves said the following about the pattern and the process.

I bought the pattern for this Fair Isle cardigan last winter from Ball Hank N’ Skein on Etsy. I was finally prompted to make it when I ordered some lovely Artesano Aran (50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool) to try. I knew this wool was a bit special and I loved the colours so before another winter came and went I made a start.

Gentle witch little things

Simple things you can do to bring more love and positivity into the world:

  • enchant the bus or train you’re on, so that everybody has a pleasant day or a safe travel home
  • paint protective sigils in the misty windows of buses or shops when it rains, and leave words of encouragement and praise on public bathrooms’ mirrors
  • bless passing ambulances and firefighter trucks with speed and safety for their patients/destination
  • wear an enchanted lipstick/gloss for your smile to brighten the day of everybody you meet
  • enchant your spare change so that it gives luck to the beggars you donate it to; they need it, don’t they?
  • actually, just enchant your money, so that retail and low-wage workers can have a better day when they serve you
  • leave blessed acorns and harmless trinkets in various places like buses or waiting rooms; give other people something to wonder about and make their day, and kids an item to roll in their hands mindlessly
  • bless food and leave it for stray animals; let birds be messangers of hope and miraclous event for everybody that sees them
  • whisper encouragement to trees and grass you pass by; let them know someone cares, someone sees their beauty, and awaits their bloom
  • smile at children and pets; provide them with the positive energy that the world is trying to kill in them
  • leave motivational notes, praise and silly drawings charged with love and hope on post-it notes as you go; they can brighten the day of those that find them