Sunday 30 March 2014

A mixture of cross stitch pictures.

Hello everyone. Suffice to say that the crafting front is still at a standstill with very little being made. Although some mermaid spoons are coming along.....slowly. Up in our little corner of Scotland it has, and still is, very cold and overcast and with very little sunshine. So here is a mixture of cross stitch photos taken over the years.
But first of all lets have a cuppa.......cake/biscuit, don't mind if I do!

                                              Good friends together. My daughters two cats.

                                          This jug and bowl is very big and took ages to do. It now hangs in dd dining room.

                                          I stitched this for my little grandson. It wasn't until the backstitching was finished that the picture came together. Such a lovely design, which is by Maria Diaz if anyone is interested.

                                            This little dove and robin design was for a g'daughter with her name/date added in the middle.

                                       My sister and her hubby had just bought there first caravan so I thought this design was very fitting for them.

OkayDokey, there is more but that's it for this week. I used to enjoy cross stitch, but other crafty things have taken over. I do some every now and then tho. just to keep my hand in. I found that marking out every 10 blocks with a washable pen was invaluable and kept me from making mistakes......well not so many!

Here is Nikki reading the latest copy of Your Dog magazine, just to make sure that I'm uptodate with all things doggie. (this was taken on a beautiful day early March, now long forgotten!) Notice the cocktails for her and Archie haha.

Archie is busy watching Crufts and was delighted that a little dog called Colin came second.

 Now onto this weeks linky parties.

Sunday 9 March 2014

Focus is on blue!

It's been a blue couple of weeks, colourwise that is! The following makes were made for my daughters new home.

First up is the extra large blue 'stained glass window' cushion.
The sashing is calico and the blue squares are pre-cut cotton.

Close up of the 'doodling' machine stitches.


Here is is next to a 'normal' sized cushion so you can see it's quite a biggy.

The other crafty make is a blue candle holder. Made from paper clay and beads

                                                      All Lit Up
Daughter liked it so much that she wanted some now she has 3 very Quirky candlestick holders.

Two loveable rogues, Jazz and Archie, plotting up some mischief whilst taking a quick break!

This weeks party links are: