Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 20 Doodle cloth

Only a couple more days to go, I'm running out of room and stitches. This is double back stitch.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Another Christmas make

Thought you might be getting bored of the Doodle cloth so I'd give you a picture to intrigue you. What is it going to be?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Day 17 Doodle cloth

Did I miss a day? This is satin stitch. There is definitely room to get up to day 25.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 15 & 16 Doodle cloth

Back stitch (but half pekinese really) with seed stitch at the top.

All caught up on posting now. I am doing other stuff but its secret squirrel Christmas type things.

Day 14 Doodle cloth

Herringbone stitch.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Christmas decoration tutorial pt2

Put ribbon on the centre top and a bell (optional) centre bottom. Join the two halves together on four sides, stuff with leftover fleece/material etc. Close the remaining side. You can then embellish with sequins or beads to catch the light. If you have older children they would enjoy doing this part with fabric glue.

Day 11 & 12 Doodle cloth

I got carried away doing fly stitch, soooo pretty

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas decoration tutorial pt 1

(Part two tomorrow when I've finished it!)

Cut a circle out using a jam jar lid as a template. Out of cardboard cut a 60 degree triangle 5cm x 5cm x 5cm. I used felt, shrunken jumpers & fleece to give colours & textures. Mark out sewing line with the triangle using a sharpie and sew 5 together, do the next 5 and join together leaving one open to let you put stuffing in .... tbc

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 8 Doodle cloth

Blanket stitch and one of the whole piece too. Not sure how long its going to take to fill it all in?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 7 Doodle cloth

Feather stitch, worked both ways to form a flourish at the end of the line. My fav discovery so far.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day 5 Doodle cloth

Single stitch built up to make a flower with a French knot at the centre

Its spreading

This square is the top of 'Healer' and is the outside of the piece. My cross stitch time is pretty limited now daylight is scarce.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 4 Doodle cloth

This is done exactly as per instructions but looks nothing like the picture of the end result. I shall have to do some investigating as to why!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 1 Doodle cloth

Blank! Feeling inspired but a little daunted at my first one. Going to try to do a little every day. I might end up posting a few days at a time as I get forgetful.

Monday, October 27, 2014

First bespoke ornament

DD has a home for the first time this Christmas so it was time to get crafting some unique things for her. This is the name of her little Welsh home. It has names on the other side. Its ceramic done with Sharpie & glitter varnish.

Started feeding the cake

All made and ready to pickle in booze!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loyalty card taming

Saw this on another blog but they had a fancy hole punch. This was achieved with a bradawl and a little work. Check on the back you are avoiding barcodes, magnetic strips etc. The keyring needs to be a slim one if you are making the holes yourself or you'll damage the cards too much. My purse is so much slimmer now.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Crocheted cord


After reading this today, I thought I'd have a go. Mine looks a bit different (no idea why!) but it does look like it'll tangle less.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Repurposed nightie

I needed a new short slip and the ones in the shop were horrrible material & dowdy colours. So hey presto after a hack away at a charity shop buy (£1 and there's some material left) here it is. All flippy and pretty if it shows occasionally.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Good Shepherd

is starting to appear. Its going a bit slower now the evenings are getting darker as its difficult to make our the pattern!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Flimsy finish

I've got the borders on the hand sewn hexies. It was a bit of a battle as its ended up huge. Its all old stuff, sheets torn up (don't worry they were very worn in the middle and not useable anymore)

I will make a sandwich and baste when I have the energy.

(PS had to stand on the stairs to photograph as its pouring outside and its so big)

Friday, August 8, 2014

This looks like a hat

But its not. Its a tea cosy. ( daughter - " mum did I used to have a coat like that? " me - "you did, it's all gone now")