Monday, August 24, 2015

Cross Stitch/Sewing: Christmas Holly Cushion

The Details
Pattern: Holly-Word Art, from The World of Cross Stitching Magazine (Issue 223)
Thread: DMC as charted.
Fabric: 14 count oatmeal aida
Finish: Envelope cushion, fabric is Poinsettia & Holly by Martha Negley for Rowan.

Stitched July 2015. I'm keeping this one! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cross Stitch: Winnie the Pooh

The Details
Thread: DMC - as charted where available, and substituted by me instead of charted Designer Stitches thread
Fabric: 14 count white aida
Finish: Framed, no mount. Custom frame from Picture Frame Express, framed by me

Stitched June-July 2015. Gift for Tom&Emily (new baby! with a Pooh-themed nursery)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cross Stitch: Bienvenue a la maison

My latest finish (rubbish photos):

The Details
Pattern:  Bienvenue a la maison, from this book. Slight changes charted by me.
Thread: DMC as charted
Fabric: 28 Count Permin Linen - Natural

Stitched February-June 2015. Gift for S&R's wedding.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cross Stitch: Mothers day card

The Details
Pattern: Free kit from World of Cross Stitching magazine. Lettering charted by me.
Thread and fabric as supplied in kit.
Card finish.
Card blank from Hobbycraft, ribbon repurposed from magazine kit.

Stitced and finished February 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Quilting: Royal Squares

Time for a change of pace around here. I've found myself gradually moving away from blogging - life changes. But this will still be a place to document my crafty life. Expect sporadic posts with little detail! (as if that wasn't the case already).

Today, a quilt!


The Details
Pattern: Royal Squares (free here)
Front fabric: Notting Hill, by Joel Dewberry + white
Back fabric: Notting Hill leftovers + Amy Butler + can't remember
Binding: scrappy, Notting Hill leftovers
Quilted: straight line quilting done on home machine by me
Thread: Guterman, variegated blues

Started 2012 or 2013? Finished June 2015.