Happy Friday everyone!
I just realised that I haven’t showed you what I received for my secret santa yet, so I though now would be a perfect time to do so.
My secret santa was the lovely Kimberley from New-Zealand, and how spoilt I got! I received a beautiful skein of lamb wool from NZ, a project bag, a mug cosy and a pair of socks that Kimberley made, very cute stitch markers and a very nice Christmas card.
Totally spoilt! The socks were slightly too big for me, but they fit my husband perfectly so he is now the very lucky owner of those beautiful socks! I’m a but jealous to be honest!
Before Christmas as well, I finally got back into a little bit of cross stitch and made a bookmark for Claire, as I know she collects them. I couldn’t show you because I was waiting for her to receive my letter, and she has way before christmas but I guess I forgot to post about it until now!
I changed the colours from a parrot pattern I found on deviant art to make it a lorikeet. If you are interested, here is the chart for it.
I wish you all a great weekend!
I have a finish today, yay! This is from the kit that the lovely Claire sent me for my unbirthday in July. It’s a little cardinal bird and it’s on my project bag that I am going to (eventually, in a very long time) cover in cross stitch.
Isn’t he cute? I had a lot of fun stitching him, and because I’ve only been using one strand to stitch on this tiny canvas, I still have plenty of thread left!
Thanks again Claire, is was such a thoughtful and lovely gift ❤️
I hope you guys all have a great week!
Happy Friday readers!
I know, I know, I’m really late and not catching up, but oh well those will get done eventually! I’ve just finished the June design, from Helene et Mahelia’s website. In case you’ve missed it, this year in Helene’s mystery SAL, we are stitching forest animals! And they are all so cute 😊
From all the steps, it was really difficult to figure our what this month’s animal would be.
But it really came alive with the backstitching! It was really amazing. So here is my little June squirrel! 🐿
Have a great weekend!
Filed under Embroidery, SAL
I know, it’s the end of June, but I’ve only just finished my May mystery stitch along from Hélène et Mahélia. I think that I’ve been so cold when I was down in Melbourne that I haven’t been motivated to cross stitch much but I really want to get back to it, because I just really love this year’s designs 😊
May was birds again, and just look at them, they are adorable!
I still need to finish off the April one and obviously do this one as well, I might get them done over the weekend.
In other random news, today was Dobby the house elf’s birthday apparently, and so I wore two different socks (mostly cause I couldn’t find my second grey sock from the washing 😂). I thought some of you who are as obsessed with Harry Potter as me might enjoy the gesture 😁
Happy Wednesday crafters!
I hope you’re all having a great week! I have made more progress this month on my Joyful World from the Snowflower Diaries.
I have pretty much done all the greenery and I need to add the critters for this month, a couple of cats in the middle and a dove on one the branches.
This is what the rest looks like as a reminder 😊
Have a great rest of the week (and no, my yarn still hasn’t arrived 😢)
Hello lovely readers!
Making a bag for my hubby earlier this week made me want to start a bag for myself, probably a project bag actually. I was rummaging through my fabric bag and found this piece, which had been abandonned for at least 2 years!
It was time to add some friends and I will turn it into the front pannel of my new bag once I finish embroidering them all!
On the top right corner, I added the japanese symbol for water. I’m going with a water pokemon theme too (they’re my favourite!) Have a great weekend!
I am very late this month for the SAL I participate in, over at Helene et Mahalia. But I finally finished! yay! I’m probably going to get straight onto May and finally catch up by the end of the month (it should be easier too once the ripple blanket is finished).
Anyway, here it is! It’s super cute as usual, and this last month was a mama bear and her cub 🙂 so lovely!
I will turn this into another ornament for my collection 🙂
Filed under Embroidery, SAL
As promised, today is part 2 of my 2016 roundup: my finished cross stitch projects.
In total, I have finished 20 cross stitch projects last year, 10 from Helene et Mahelia SALs, 2 Christmas gift bags, 1 wedding album cover, 1 ornament, 1 pair of earrings, 1 table centre, 1 bookmark, 1 Ravenclaw shield, 1 hoop art and my big PokeAlphabet.
That’s a few less than the crochet projects but it’s still pretty good. I have also a few started projects for this year, like the Joyful World from Snowflower diaries, which I hope to finish this year 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Here it is! the final steps of the January SAL from Helene-Et-Mahalia. Of course, it’s still missing the back stitches, which actually makes quite a big difference!
Can you guess what it is? (or who it is I should say!)
I will post the back stitches in a little while, once I’ve started making some squares for my 2016 quilt, including all of Helene’s designs for this year! If you want to join, it’s easy, just pop on Helene-Et-Mahalia.com and contact Helene, fees are 10€ for the whole year 🙂
I can’t believe I have started this project 3 months ago already (11 weeks without counting Christmas)! I feel like I’ve been very slack with it but I guess it’s just because it is quite large and I have plenty going on at the same time. I have finished Gengar and Heracross and I’ve stitched the outlines of Inkay and Joltik.
Maybe I will manage to catch up in the next few weeks?
In the mean time I wish you all a great weekend and happy crafting!