Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Afternoon tea cross stitch exchange

Hi everyone, the  afternoon tea cross stitch exchange gift I sent to Jewel has arrived!
  I sent one of my own cross stitch designs, the Tea Time cross stitch pattern from my Etsy shop, together  with my first hand made teapot necklace, thankyou cards and tea tags, some teabag holders, a cupcake fridge magnet and matching  holder.

I have also received Jewels gift, I will show them in my next post over the weekend. 

More photos below.

You can get some of the items from the links below:

Tea Time counted cross stitch pattern available to purchase from me, just email me in my profile. 

Digital download teabag holders from Suzie Q's crafts on Etsy here

Thankyou cards and tea tags are free downloads from Bianca's Pretty Blog here

Alenka's Printables blog has lots of freebies for afternoon tea here 

Sorry the photos are the wrong way around!

I punched the corners with a pretty corner punch and cut the pink card with fancy edged scissors 
Hope you like them!

Welcome to my new followers and thankyou for all of your lovely comments! 

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Afternoon tea cross stitch gifts posted

Nothing much to show this week as I have been preparing gifts for an exchange that I signed up for over on Jewels blog here, I simply could not resist joining as the theme is afternoon tea, which of course is my favourite! Jewel is my partner, we all had to put 6 gifts in the swap, one was a crafty gift, another was edible and one gift had to be handmade, they were all being sent out to coincide with Jewels birthday, I think this was such a lovely idea.
I thoroughly enjoyed this swap, I sent it on Saturday so it should arrive on Monday or Tuesday, as soon as I know it has arrived I will be posting pictures on my blog.    

I also sent Kathy's Valentine giveaway gift, that should arrive within the next week or two.

Thankyou for all of your lovely comments and welcome to all of my new followers. 

Happy stitching!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Cross stitch pillow winner!

Hi everyone, just a quick post to announce the winner of my Valentine cross stitch pillow giveaway,

the winner is .........................

Kathy A from Kathy's Sit and Stitch blog here

Congratulations Kathy, please email me in my profile with your contact details and I will post the gift to you within the next 7 days. 

Thankyou so much for all of your kind comments and welcome to all of my new followers. I will be having another giveaway over the next few months to celebrate that I have over 2000 followers on my blog! Yay!   I can't promise when the giveaway will be, but rest assured there will be another before my big annual giveaway in July when I will celebrate 4 years of blogging!

Thanks everyone for your visits to my little piece of blogland!

Happy stitching. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cross stitch work in progress, Valentine giveaway and stash bought in Paris!

Hi everyone, we returned from the Paris stitching show, L'aiguille en fete, on Saturday evening, it was -8 in Paris and I was very relieved to get home to my nice warm house, we had a lovely time!

In this post I will show my recent cross stitch work in progress, my cross stitch stash from Paris and show you my latest giveaway for Valentines day and give details of how to enter.

I started  to stitch this Home Sweet Home cross stitch of mine whilst I was on the train to Paris, I just love the colours in this and it is a very easy pattern too!  I am stitching the cross stitch design on 18 count aida fabric with DMC stranded cotton threads.

Here is a close up of the design.

Next up is the stash I bought at the show, 2 patterns, a bobbin, handmade pins and little wooden extras, I am looking forward to playing around with these.   

I love these pins - yummy!!!!!

It was quite busy but we got there just half an hour after the doors opened, we got around pretty quickly before the crowds appeared!

And now for my giveaway, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this valentine pillow is:

Giveaway now closed
Become or already be a follower and leave a  comment on this post, thats it!

The giveaway will close at 6pm (GMT) next Sunday evening on the 19 February 2012 and then I will draw and announce the one winner either on Sunday or within  a few days of the closing date.     

Good luck!
Now closed

I appreciate all of your comments and welcome to all of my new followers......

Happy stitching!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Peacock Cross Stitch Sampler finished

The Peacock Cross Stitch Sampler is now finished, you can purchase the digital pattern for $5, it will be sent via email within 24 hours, often sooner. Just print and get stitching!
Please note I am away all of December 2012 so I will not be able to process until January 2013. 


It was such a quick stitch, hope you like it.

Until next time, happy stitching!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Peacock alphabet sampler cross stitch

I decided to start stitching one of my patterns, the Peacock Alphabet Sampler that I designed in January, (you can purchase the pattern below) I chose to stitch it in DMC thread number 160 on 32 count belfast linen and it looks quite pretty. Most of you know that I love swarovski crystals, I have the perfect colour of blue to match this cross stitch design but I am not sure if I am going to use them yet.
Here is a picture of the complete design.
You can purchase the pattern for $5, it will be emailed within approximately 24 hours, often much sooner.
Please note, I am away all December 2012 so I will not be able to process until January 2013. 


Happy stitching!

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