More photo's below.
Hi everyone, a couple of weeks ago I offered to do some Angel stitching for the Stitch Red exchange at the Hooked On Exchanging blog here and Lisa over at Lisa's Cross Stitch Paradise blog here was the recipient.
I used the alphabet from freebie pattern that I have in my stash, unfortunately I cannot remember where I got it from, I think it was a DMC freebie, however if you would like a copy just leave a comment with your email address and I will gladly send it to anyone who asks. Please make sure your comments allow replies as some don't and I have no way of contacting the people who do not have a blog.
For the small pillow pattern I copied part of a large pattern from the swapppons blog, you can see the link in the previous post for this. I also made Lisa some labels for Lisa's cross stitch projects, you can see the tutorial for these here on my tutorials blog.
I read Lisa's blog and noticed she liked butterflies so I decided to make the little butterfly pins with a couple of mill hill beads to finish off. All you need for the decorative pins are a couple of ordinary pins, mill hill seed beads, glue (I used gem tack glue but you can use fabric glue as I know it works) and a charm with a hole through the middle. Just pop a tiny bit of glue at the top of the pin, slide a mill bead on to the pin, followed by a little more glue a charm and then another bead, press them together, leave to dry and your done!
It was called Stitch Red for the Heart so I chose this fabric for the reverse of the pin keep.
I stitched the little Hand Made with Love charm on the reverse-
using tiny blanket stitches.
Here are the labels made in a selection of colours.
I trimmed the top of the pinkeep with a couple of swarovski crystals.
I am pleased to say that Lisa let me know that she loved what I made for her!
I do enjoy stitching these alpahabet letters, they are so quick to stitch and rather effective don't you think?
I have also been stitching on my Little House Neighbourhood this week but not enough to show much progress.
Many years ago I used to make all of my own clothes and I am pleased to say I have now got the sewing bug again. After looking in the shops and not being able to find any summer dresses that I really liked (unless they were very expensive) I decided to buy some patterns and some fabric to make some myself, I am really pleased with the fabric, it is rather pretty and I can't wait to get started - I may even start a sewing blog so watch this space!
If I do decide to start a sewing blog I will need a new name for it, I thought I may call it
Lynn B's Dressmaking Corner but I would love some suggestions on what I should call it, any ideas out there?
Must go, husband is wanting me to make some scones today, my sister has also put an order in so I am going to make a double recipe and take them over as a surprise!!!!! Hope she does not see this post before I can get to her home, if you do Ann-Marie get the kettle on!
Bye for now and happy stitching!