Hi everyone, I thought I would show you my 2010 finishes.
If anyone would like to make a collage like this just download Picasa 3 from the internet, it is a free photo editing tool, at first it may seem a little complicated but if you play around with it you can soon learn how to use it.
The photo below shows the gifts I made for Hazel and Yana in our exchanges.
This photo shows the exchange I did for Glady's, a birthday gift for Angela, the One World One Heart giveaway and a pink box collection I made for myself. Most of the patterns in this photo are my own design (except the biscornu) you can download them from my blog, I can send the alphabet pattern if anyone would like a copy.
This photo shows Little House Needleworks pattern made into a mattress pincushion.
The little valentime bag, loveheart pillow and square love pillow are designed by me. The loveheart pillow instructions can be found on my tutorials blog here and the square love pillow is a freebie available from me, just leave a comment asking me to send the pattern to you.
The coffee and cream bag and contents was the Mothers Day gift I made for my Mother, I just changed the colours in the valentine set, and the redwork pattern of the lady in the crinoline is a freebie available in a previous post on my blog.
This photo shows my Marie Antoinette second blog anniversary gift, a ladybird exchange gift I made for Staci, a gift for Jills birthday gift and some Prairie Schooler ornaments that I have recently finished.
This photo shows my Ice Cream Sundae cross stitch, a birthday gift for my friend Diane, a pinkeep gift and a pink box and contents I made for Andrea.
Here are a couple of photos I forgot to show, I finished these ornaments in December/January.
Here is my Home Sweet Home finish, I am thinking of making this into a flatfold.
Phew, thats all my 2010 stitching on display, I do hope you like what I have made, although this year I did not make as many items as I would have liked because of the building works at my house.
I will be busy doing other things in January but from February onwards I will be looking to start designing the contents of my craft room, this will involve me sorting through an awful lot of stuff that needs putting back in the garage.
I have a chair that I inherited from my dearest Grandmother, everytime I sit in this chair I think of her, she was right when she said it was a very comfy chair, it is great for stitching in. It really needs recovering, that will be one of the things I need to sort out, I will be taking it to a specialist upholsterer as I have no experience in that area!
I also have some pine furniture that I will be painting white and giving it a shabby chic look. I have started collecting some things for my craft room, I will show you photos in my next post.
Thankyou for the lovely comments, until next time - Happy Stitching!