Sunday, 24 December 2017

Home of a Needleworker and knitting finished!

Hi everyone, I am so pleased I managed to finish Little House Needleworks Home of a Needleworker, the colours are so pretty and I really enjoyed stitching it.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Knitting bag and notions pouch with pretty little things.

Hi everyone, here is my latest sewing project recently put together as a gift.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Little House Needleworks - Strawberry House and a cabled scarf

Hi everyone, I have had this pattern in my stash for quite sometime now, I thought it was about time I stitched it!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Remembrance pillow and scissor pouch

Hi everyone, at this time of year I always like to take a moment to remember the fallen in the wars, I started to design this pillow a few years ago and finally managed to get it finished recently.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

September and October pillows finished.

Hi everyone, better late than never I suppose, I started to make both designs into a pillow this morning and I have just finished them! Yay!!!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A gift, cross stitch, crochet, knitting and Craft Awards.

Hi everyone, phew its been a while! I have not been doing much sewing or cross stitching lately and I am woefully behind on my monthly pillows that I am making for the Hands On Design cross stitch patterns that I receive monthly from the Fat Quarter Shop, but I am hoping to get the September and October pillow finished before the month is over.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A tutorial for a blog reader and a pin cushion made.

Hi everyone, I had a request from a reader of my blog for a tutorial for the monthly cross stitch series that I am stitching from Hands On Designs, so here it is!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

August pillow and a bee bag

Hi everyone, I am a little late with this monthly cross stitch pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop by Hands on Design, I lost the pattern and managed to find it eventually.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

My gift arrived at its destination and a shop update!

Hi everyone, the gift I sent to my blogging friend has arrived at its destination, yay! 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hermione Granger cross stitch and the bees have landed!

Hi everyone, the bees have landed! Don't you just love bees? I do, especially on fabric.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Miss Mini Cat Love to Shop made into a project bag!

Hi everyone, just had to finish Love To Shop Miss Mini Cat into a project bag! 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Freebie Friday - Miss Mini Cat Goes Shopping Cross Stitch Pattern

Its Freebie Friday!

Miss Mini Cat Goes Shopping cross stitch pattern.

Right click on the image and click "save as" to your computer and then print. 

There is now a printable mini bag to match this cross stitch pattern here. 


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Large project bag made to match notions pouch

Hi everyone, I decided to make a large knitting/cross stitch project bag to match the Tilda notions pouch and pin cushion I showed last week, the bag measures 12inches wide by 10 inches high and has a 4 inch base.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tilda notions pouch and pin cushion

Hi everyone, in a sewing mood today, I made this pretty notions pouch and matching pin cushion using this gorgeous Tilda fabric and a pretty lace zipper.

Edited: I have now made a large project bag to match the notions pouch and pin cushion, I showed it in this post here.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

New owl bag set

Hi everyone, I have been doing some sewing again this week, I made this one of a kind cross stitch project bag set for my shop, I have also been making pretty progress keepers and needleminders.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July and Boo pillows finished

Hi everyone, I was pleased to get the July pillow finished, I am loving the red fabric I just happened to have in my stash, I was initially convinced I would struggle with finding the right fabric but was glad it matched the red perfectly.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Goth inside me and other makes.

Hi everyone, I just had to make a bag to compliment my Heaven and Earth design Gothic Rose cross stitch and when I saw this fabric it just had to come home with me!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Another crochet pillow, a project bag and new stitch markers

Hi everyone, I have been busy finishing a crochet project I started a couple of years ago, the first pillow (the one at the bottom) I finished a few weeks ago, I have now finished the other one to match, there is one more I am currently working on and when they are all complete they will go onto the bed in the guest bedroom.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

June Pillow finished and recent stitching

Hi everyone, here is the completed pillow for June, if you would like to stitch the monthly patterns they are available from The Fat Quarter shop, the design is by Hands on Design.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A project bag with cross stitch and a bit of crochet

Hi everyone, I finished this little cross stitch a while ago, it is a Prairie Schooler design and I love it!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Cross stitch finishes this week

Hi everyone, I know I said I would show you another shop I visited on my travels recently but I have not edited the photos yet, so for now I am showing you my cross stitch finishes for this week.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Loop Knitting Shop In London, shawls finished and cross stitch pillows complete

Hi everyone, in May I had the pleasure of visiting the Loop Knitting Shop in London and I thought you may like to look inside the store, I am sure you will love it as much as I did!
Be warned there are lots of photos!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Back from my trip!

Hi everyone, I am back from my trip to London and lots of other places, I have many photos to show of the super fabric and yarn shops I visited in London which will be shown over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Inside Sajou embroidery store in Paris!

Hi everyone, as promised I said I would take you inside the Sajou embroidery store in Paris, you are going to love it!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter, mini cats stitched by friends and Sajou embroidery store in Paris!

Happy Easter everyone.
I designed this mini cat for Freebie Friday last week and my friend Peggie sent me this today, wow, I can't believe Peggie stitched this so fast and framed it too! Isn't it gorgeous?

Friday, 14 April 2017

Freebie Friday - Easter Mini Cat pattern

Hi everyone,  I have just designed a quick Easter mini cat pattern, usually I place the image on my blog but this time I have decided to try giving you access so that you can download a pdf of the pattern, hopefully you should be able to do this from the link provided,  if not please email me and let me know and I will send you the pattern direct PDF HERE

The pattern includes the listing for DMC or Anchor thread.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Harry Potter cross stitch and owl fabric

Hi everyone, I finished the Harry Potter cross stitch into a project bag set.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Project bags

Hi everyone, I have been sewing some bags for my shop this week, however, only two made the cut!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Finished red winter sampler, new pattern design pending and Just Nan exclusives in my shop.

Hi everyone, I have finished my red winter sampler, I have a new pattern design pending and I am a new supplier of Just Nan cross stitch products!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Harry Potter gift stitching and stash.

Hi everyone, I wish I could say that the beautiful cross stitch in this photo was a finished piece of mine but it isn't, however, I have recently purchased the pattern and I love it!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Summer cross stitch, Seasons completed and new Etsy shop plans

Hi everyone, I have a cross stitch finish and news about my new Etsy shop.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Freebie Friday Winter Cross Stitch Pattern

Hi everyone, its Freebie Friday! Here is the last pattern in the seasons collection 2016/2017, it is a snowman design with a little bird, I hope you like it!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

British Craft Awards 2017 and stitching news

Hi everyone, I have always been a Prairie Schooler fan, I just love the cute designs, this one was a quick stitch that I took with me on the flight to England last week, the little pouch for the threads and scissors came in really handy. I am not sure how I am going to finish this yet but I am pleased with how it looks.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentine Cow and more project bags

Hi everyone, I just love this cow! Don't you think she is the cutest thing ever?
I found the free pattern from this site here there are lots of designs to choose from and so funny too!
I can see myself making lots more of these as I love them so much.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Freebie Friday - Valentine Birdie

Hi everyone, its Freebie Friday so I thought I would stitch a quick Valentine project and give you the pattern!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Project bags and crochet pillow

Hi everyone, for many, many years all of my stitching things were basically carried around in a plastic bag, however, someone came up with the idea of project bags and they have really taken the internet by storm, everywhere you look on knitting and sewing podcasts everyone is talking about them!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Project bag swap and free gift tags.

Hi everyone, recently I signed up for a project bag swap on Ravelry and this is what I sent my partner, it arrived safely and my partner was happy with it, so I can show you now!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Freebie Friday and Instagram!!!

Hi everyone, the Freebie Friday pattern today is the Spring design to match the Summer, Autumn and Winter patterns I have designed. 

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, we visited England and travelled around a bit, we returned on Wednesday this week and we are very glad to be home.

I thought I would start off the new year with photos of my recent framing, I finished these quite a while ago but I am happy to have them framed, and as you can Santa's Village is finally finished, I am so pleased.  

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