I’ve often seen cross stitch makes where the cross stitch is completed onto a wooden background and have often thought I should see if I can make one. I finally decided it was time a few weeks ago when I started to make a cross stitch gift. I found some would which I thought would… Continue reading It can’t be that difficult can it?….This wooden cross stitch gift was definitely more tricky than I thought!
Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Trees, Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop. The pattern is one I put together using a… Continue reading Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.
Crochet blankets have been taking over a bit recently so I haven't had much time to work on my other projects, I finally managed to squeeze in a week of cross stitching and have managed to get this cushion finished and ready for gifting. I love this cross stitch pattern from 365 Cross Stitch Designs,… Continue reading Sneaking in another cross stitch cushion amongst all the crochet blankets!
I came across the cross stitch pattern for this very cute elephant picture in CrossStitcher magazine issue 281 (2014), and I knew it would make the a perfect gift for a friend whose birthday is coming up. I also found some fabric which was an ideal match to make it into a cushion, this fabric… Continue reading Time for a bit of cross stitch with this very cute elephant pillow
I loved the pattern for these cross-stitch mason jars when I saw it in CrossStitcher magazine issue 279 (June 2014) and I've managed to sneak in a little bit of sewing over the last few weeks amongst the Christmas makes chaos to get it completed. I changed the colours slightly from those used in the… Continue reading Some more Sneaky cross stitch in amongst the crochet and Christmas makes
My list of craft projects is getting a bit out of hand and I have been waiting for a chance to catch up on them and get a few crossed off. The chance has come this weekend and I am going to make the most of it and try and crack on with some projects!… Continue reading Starting off a marathon session of crafting this weekend with a swoop and a hoot!
As I obviously don't have enough projects on the go at the moment, I have decided to add another to the list - as a slight excuse it is already started I will just be finishing it off! I do find it hard to just focus on one project, I need the chaos of having… Continue reading Stitching up a hoot-tastic owl!
I really love blackwork, I like how it looks and I really enjoy doing it. I came across a pattern in The World of Cross stitching (issue 178) for a blackwork pattern completed using different shades of blue and green, and a DMC colour variations thread of blues and greens. I really liked the pattern… Continue reading A momentous framing occasion – the end of a very long project, its time to celebrate!
I had three cross stitch cushions to complete this year for gifts and this final one has taken by far the longest to complete. It was a much bigger pattern than the previous two and had much more detail and I didn’t think it was going to end! But, I have finally managed to… Continue reading I saved the biggest until last. A cross stitch flowery flurry is ready just in time