Thursday, 10 December 2015

A family of mice

We are already preparing for the family Christmas eve party, when my brother and I, plus significant others will come to my parents. I'm already planning of making cookies, and the log cake. And I also made these cute ABC mice on plastic canvas for the table decorations. As you can guess, it took me quite a while !

Surprisingly, we end up with 2 Ms, 2 Ns, and 2 Ss...

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Santa Archie bag

I thought  long and hard about what to do with this little stitching, and rumaging through my stuff I came across this gift bag I bought a long time ago in Hobyycraft. A bit of double sided tape, and voilà ! Archie Bag !

Friday, 20 November 2015

Winter Fairy Progress 4

Looks like every year I add a few stitches to this project. It's big, it's long, but I don't have to produce a lot of projects, so... Never mind. I worked on this before stitching Archie Santa, but didn't take a picture, and it's too big for the scanner.

Now we will have a hiatus for Christmas projects; but I wanted to document where I was with this.

Previous update and history of project here.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Stitching ?

Apparently I didn't post since last June.... I blame it on new technology, where you can  share your pictures and progresses on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with one button. So what about Blogspot? Apparently it got lost on the way. Who still read blogs these days? Not me, I'm an Instagram enthousiast.

So this post is for whoever remains, and also serves as a journal entry.

From 2001 to 2008, I was an avid cross stitcher. Then life changed, and I also wanted to make stuff I could use, and not just pretty pictures. And here came crochet. Then knitting, tatting, and other things. Last December I made an attempt to go back to cross stitch, but then I opened the folder where I had stached all the finished pièces and got depressed. So many beautiful pictures with no use at all....

But here comes Christmas. Early this year as DBF decided to make the Christmas tree last Sunday. So I stitched little Archie here. I think I will make a mini cushion.

About the project itself.... It's a Margaret Sherry design from an old CrossStitcher magazine, from a time they had one Archie design per month. I used DMC threads. And I was glad to stitch it on 14 count aida when came the moment to do the backstitch. Very challenging as non go through the holes, but I love the sketchy final result, so it was worth it.

Next: more Christmas stitching.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tatted blue phone pouch progress

Remember I tatted a little square motif, then started to make more and join them as I go?

I finally made 14 squares, and I hope that, folded in two, it will cover an iphone 6. Otherwise I will have to make an extra edging.

I still need to find a way to close the sides, with a row of rings, or a sort of rope ?

Now I wish I simply joind the squares before, just like I did for my first phone pouch ! Oh well, can't think of everything all the time...