Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Home Sweet Home finish

This ended up being a quick project, I only worked on it for two days but I like the result. This one is a house warming gift for a friend but I'm planning on making one for myself and one for my mum, who really liked the photos of it when I showed her it finished. I used pink fabric on the back and had a good root through my stash and added some beads and mini flowers to the design.

Knitting and Stitching show 2010

Had a great time at the show, It was very busy and crowded again this year. With a great mixture of craft stalls. I learnt a lot of new techniques in the workshops I took and a few crafts I would like to take up like rag rug making :-}. Here are a couple of pics of the things I made,

And here are the goodies I got. Lots of fabrics and threads. And some wonderful kits and a few freebies :-) One of my favorites is the bothy threads Gorjuss kit. I also really like the mini iron I got, I might even get around to ironing some of my projects :-)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Finishes and WIP's

First I finished my owl ipod cover. I decided to use 18 count aida instead of 22 everweave. So I had to add more dots and reversed the cover flow. So here it is.......
I didnt fancy starting a big project so decided to get out some of the free gifts that come with the cross stitching magazine. I have a box full of them. Stitched up this little bird design from crossstitcher.

At the moment I'm working on two small projects The free heart gift from the new issue of crossstitcher and a home sweet home house warming gift for a friend.

Friday, 1 October 2010

A prickly customer.....

This is my latest finish from the world of cross stitching issue 168, Its a Polly Pickering design. I thought it was so cute. I used 14 count marble Aida, which I think gives it a great effect.

At the moment I'm working on an Ipod cover 'what a hoot' from issue 231 of cross stitcher. Here's a picture from the magazine of what is suppose to look like when finished.

Less then 1 week and counting till the knitting and stitching show now. I've made a long list of things I want for my stash and kits I want to look out for. :-) Very excited