Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Ornament 2016

Every year since we were married, I've made the husband and I an annual Christmas ornament. It's one of the greatest joys of my crafting year.

Here's a bad phone photo of Christmas Ornament 2016. . . the year we bought our first home (which is, as it happens, red brick).

I know I've been quiet in this space of late. The crafting has continued in spades, just not on the blog. If you're interested in what I'm making, I post fairly regularly photos on Twitter @SarahJLisle.

Here's hoping you have a lovely holiday season.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Finishes (where I have remembered to take photos)

The Details
Pattern: From The World of Cross Stitching "Pretty Springtime Cards" Chartbook
Thread: Provided in kit
Fabric: Provided in kit
Finish: Card, card provided in kit

Added to my "when needed" card box

The Details
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK - Greengage
Hook: 4.5mm

Present for H's baby

The Details
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK - Citron, Walnut, Aster, Storm Blue
Hook: 3.25mm

Present for H's baby

The Details
Pattern: Ashmead Designs - Holly Black
Materials: Provided in kit

June 2016 Current WIPs? A full-sized neat ripple blanket and Three Wise Men in Xstitch

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cross Stitching: A wedding present

Bad phone photo taken a second before it was wrapped because I realised I hadn't taken any!

The Details
Pattern: French Country - Wedding Bells, JBW Designs
Thread: DMC 550
Fabric: 28 Count Permin Linen - Natural
Finish: Framed by me, no mount. Frame from TK Maxx

Stitched October-November 2015. Wedding present for Matt and Hayley

Monday, January 18, 2016

Craft: Christmas Ornaments 2015

Various Christmas decorations added to our collection in November 2015. Details of kits/tutorials: Fabric pine cone, Felt nativity, Felt deer and fox

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cross Stitch: 2015 Christmas Ornament

The Details
Pattern: Let Us Adore Him, Country Cottage Needleworks
Thread: DMC and Weeks Dye Works as charted
Fabric: 32 ct Permin Lambswool Linen
Finish: Pillow Ornament. Finishing by me, inspiration from The Twisted Stitcher

Stitched December 2015. Finished Jan 2016.