Now Taking Christmas Commissions

Last Christmas time I had the pleasure of embroidering some song lyrics of special significance for a lovely couple. I would like to offer these services to you; the lyrics below cost £40, and I can embroider lyrics, a poem, a quote, or even a special handwritten note, all in the font/style of your choice. Price depends on size and number of words, but I can post the finished embroidery to you, or if you are London based you can come to pick it up or I can deliver it in person. If you would be interested in commissioning a bespoke gift please contact me at katerolison@googlemail.com, with size, words, and the sort of font you would like, and I will get back to you with a reasonable quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

Below are some other examples of hand stitched text I have made to give you some ideas for your commission. Many thanks,
Kate x







Rose Tinted Brooches







Pip and I did a little photo shoot in my garden this solstice day to get some decent photographs of the new brooches I've made for my Etsy shop. They're all up, for you to peruse (and perhaps purchase!) at your leisure.







I'm currently working on some top-secret bunting which may be finding its way into the Etsy shop in the next week or so; I'll be stitching it all day tomorrow, while sat in front of Orange Is The New Black, my latest addiction.

Things from the forest

I've been busy with a hundred and one different things the last couple of weeks, and thus have been neglecting Poesie Grenadine. But you can expect a whole raft of posts and updates coming over the next week.

One of the things I've been busy with is making lots of cute new brooches to put in the Etsy shop. I will be updating the shop tomorrow, but in the meantime, here are two sweet little 'shroom brooches.



Swaps, sales, and sinister sewing


Last Wednesday evening I had the most delightful January pick-me-up; I made my first sale on Etsy! The item which sold was Dishwater Eyes, one of my first embroideries for my project The Cure for Love, and was a romantic present for the buyer’s wife. I’ve yet to hear whether she was happy with it yet, but I’m very happy that one of my embroideries can be so meaningful for somebody else.
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As well as selling work, I’ve been doing some swapping of late; the fabulously stylish Jen ofhoodratroughdiamond wanted to know how  she could get a hold of one of my Stitch Witches rosettes (illustrated by Hanecdote and simply sewn by me):
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Well, I’d been hankering after some of Jen’s ghoulishly gorgeous creepy cute accessories for a little while, and so I was chuffed when she suggested we do a swap. I can’t help feeling I lucked out with my goodies; I got this witty little brooch (a much better motto than “Live fast, die young”, wouldn’t you agree?):
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I also received a bone-shaped hair barette which I’m going to describe, in true fashion-twerp style, as “disco-morbid” (it’s covered in glitter!)
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Today I’ve confirmed another spooky swap with Oh Hell Clothing; an embroidery of mine for this rather fab over-sized Ouija tee:
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You can now get your hands on your very own Stitch Witches rosette over at my Etsy shop. Now seemed like a good time to make the rosettes available to buy, as Stitch Witches is becoming something of a movement! Our Facebook group has 135 members and counting, and has become a real (virtual) social hub for crafty young women, a source of inspiration, advice, and celebration of our creativity. Hannah and I can’t wait to get the zine out and get other Stitch Witches involved in our little (but quickly growing) project.
Finally, a silly photoshoot with a fantastic old book I’ve discovered via Significant Seams; it seems one I definitely need to share with the Stitch Witches coven:
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The book isn’t quite as sinister as it might appear, however, rather quaint and English and old-fashioned in fact (a bit like the author of this blog, perhaps?) and really warrants a blog post all of its own…

Work for Sale

Phew, it's been a busy couple of months! A proper update to follow, but first (although I realise it may be a little late to post this) I will be selling some of the pieces from The Cure for Love at:




Through the talented, enterprising, generally rather wonderful lady who runs Significant Seams.


That's in Wood Street Indoor Market, Walthamstow, (London), this Saturday, from 10am - 5:30pm.


Check out the Market's website; it's going to be quite the day!