Friday, 14 September 2012

Glad it's the weekend!

It's been a strange week, getting back into the swing of school runs and a new shift pattern.  I have changed departments at work and now work on Fridays and Sundays, during the day so am home in the evenings.  Hopefully it means more stitching time!

This week, I have started knitting dolls clothes and stitching a wedding sampler for my brother-in-law and his girlfriend (the wedding is next March). I am also working on small Christmas cards in between and trying to do some more work on Acorn Sampler.

As the nights drawn in, I am looking forward to drawing the curtains and curling up in my PJs with a good supply of stitching and knitting to do.

That's a quick update and hopefully more photos to follow soon.

Happy stitching folks

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Some changes!

I have changed the name of my blog, as I wanted to show of some of my other crafting "skills"!
I have added pages for dolls clothes and for a knitted blanket I am working on.

I have a 6 hour shift at work today, so looking forward to that being over so I can get back to the stitching.  I hurt my shoulder on Friday and discovered yesterday that holding any large project was painful, so I picked up a small Christmas card to work - may as well make a start on them as it will soon be upon us!

Also wanted to share, that I finished the book "Crewel World" by Monica Ferris.  I can recommend it throughly as it was a great read and so full of needlecraft references!  It did make me jealous, as they characters own or work in a needlecraft shop - my dream if we win the lottery!!!

Well best face work - can't I be a full time stitcher!!!

Happy stitching folks.

A VERY small finish!!

I have made up the cushions for my dolls house.  They are stitched on 22 count canvas, using half cross stitch.  As you can see from the photo, they are only 3cm and were extremely fiddly to make up, but I am so pleased with the final result.

I have some more patterns for cushions and also other items, and having done the first one, have more confidence to carry on with some more.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Stitching Yeah, Work No!

First shift of the week this evening and they've managed to give me another shift on Sunday - yuck!! Means my stitching time will be cut at the weekend as there for 6 hours!!Keep thinking of the money girl!!!

A quick update on what's been going on stitching wise.

I did some more work on Acorn Sampler, photo on the relevant page.  Also had a go at stitching some cushions for a 1/12th scale dollshouse.  Have been stitching on 22 count canvas, using half cross stitch.  Need to make them up now.  Will let you know how it goes!

Another thing I wanted to share, was that I was recommended a series of books to read called Needlecraft Mysteries by Monica Ferris.  I have bought the first one and am already hooked!!!  Anyone who likes needlecraft and/or mysteries will be interested in these.

Guess that's it for now, happy stitching folks x

Monday, 13 August 2012

Summer Update

After a really wet summer, I was so pleased that while away in Durham last week we had the most stunning sunshine.  In fact we were caught out and got sunburnt on my neck and shoulders!!!

Have been doing plenty of stitching and some making up too.  You can catch up with progress on BoINK on the relevant page.  I have also added photos of two more of the 3D houses - Summer in Sussex and Autumn in Stratford - to the page.

I have also started a new design - Acorn Sampler from the Traditional Sampler Company.  You'll see I have created a page to show progress.

Here are a couple of photos from the holiday:

Nigel and Katie outside Durham Cathedral

Me and Jenni on the Carousel at Beamish

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Been Busy Making Up

I am feeling rather pleased with myself today, even if I do say so myself!!!  I actually got out the sewing machine and made up some finished designs into hangings.  It is the first time I have done this, so am rather pleased with the results.

I also made up some cards too.

Rather a good day's work!!!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Back in to the swing of things!

After the lovely week of lazing around, its back into the busy schedule of school runs, volunteering, work and housework!

I've spent the last couple of days trying to get a bit more organised.  I've sorted through all my UFO's and picked out a couple of small ones to try and finish.  Also had a big sort out of all my card blanks today, I get them from Craft Creations, so sorting them out into the same code groups.  I have a few small finished pieces I wanted to make into cards but as usual, I don't have the right blanks for the job!!!  Looks like a little shopping trip is in order!

Not at work this evening, so looking forward to feet up and stitching out!