Thursday, 24 March 2011

Moar Lavender Loveliness!

Some more lavender hearts have been listed in my etsy store, these ones are made by my lovely mam, knitted and decorated with pretty bows and ribbons! so cute :)



Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Lavender Lovelies :)

I made a few more lavender hearts last night as my friend in work wanted another two after seeing the first one!

I made six altogether and was left with three to list on etsy, two in red and one in blue, here they are :)


Etsy Link

Etsy Link


I think I need to have a felt day next...

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Dylan's Rocket

I've been working on this project for a few weeks now but haven't been able to post about it until now because it was a present for my friend's son's first birthday.

I was debating for ages what to stitch for him and then came up with this rocket design which I decided to do in blackwork using bright shades of blue and some hand dyed threads which I've been itching to use!

I stitched the design on 25ct ice blue Lugana fabric and finished it as a padded wall/door hanging with pretty backing fabric, ribbon and buttons.

Here's a few pics! The pattern will be available in my etsy store soon once I've tidied it up a bit xx

Front:

Back:

Detail shots - apologies for the shadows in these, it was late and my living room isn't very well lit :(


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Mario Sampler Pattern

Thought I would also put this here for anyone who wants to stitch it, designed a while ago, I still haven't finished stitching mine!

Please remember that Mario is a copyrighted character so selling this chart or kits made from it or the stitched design is not allowed :)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Freebie Cross Stitch Owl :)

As a little thankyou to my followers here is a little freebie owl chart for you! If anybody stitches it please email me a pic so I can post it on the blog here :D


Flossy x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Lavender Heart Sachet

A friend at work asked if I could make these as they're apparently quite expensive to buy, I thought I'd give it a shot!

Here's what I came up with using some linen, hessian and gingham fabrics finished with some cute buttons and ribbon. I frayed the edges for a more natural look, what do you think?

It does smell awesome I have to say :D

Friday, 11 March 2011

Giveaway at Just one more stitch...

Check out the great giveaway at Just One More Stitch..., lots of lovely goodies for one lucky person!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Crochet Dog Collar

I decided to get out the crochet hook tonight and see how much I remembered, I'm pretty pleased with my efforts, after a few false starts I made this pretty little collar for the lovely Minnie :)

I'm going to try these in a few different colours and styles, they're nice for her to wear around the house and look so pretty on!







awwwww!



Monday, 7 March 2011

Sunday Crafternoon

I've been quite busy today for a Sunday! Mam came to visit for the afternoon and we spent a few hours doing crafty bits and bobs, I helped her with crochet and she helped me with knitting, the first time I've picked up knitting needles in 15 years! Here is the result of that little lesson, a useless square of stocking stitch :D


We spent some time browsing through craft magazines (with plenty of tea and welshcakes) and decided to try our hand at some cupcake pincushions we found in one mag, being the way we are we didn't follow the instructions at all, just looked at the picture and got on with it! Here are our (lumpy) cupcake pincushions


I'll probably make another one next weekend, I have a few ideas for improving the shape that I'd like to try out but I'm quite pleased overall :)

Last but not least I bought some of those self cover buttons in hobbycraft on Friday so decided to make one of those just to see how it looked, I found some Superman fabric in my stash and here it is!




I had hoped to finish this as a badge but the brooch backs I have don't fit the tiny hole on the button and safety pins won't really work either, has anybody made badges with these before? Could do with some tips!

Anyway that's all for this evening, back to the telly!

Flossy x

Friday, 4 March 2011

TUSAL - March Update

Here's my jar, lots of pretty colours! I've done a fair bit of stitching through February so it's quite full :D

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

To Stitch or Not to Stitch Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway on To Stitch or Not to Stitch, some gorgeous goodies on offer to followers of her blog :D