Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I've finished!!!

I finally finished my All Our Yesterdays Lighthouse today, and I am so pleased with it!! It's only taken me just over 6 weeks, and has stitched up a lot quicker than I'd expected!

It still needs framing, but I just wanted to share it with you in it's "just finished" state!!

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Birthday Card for my Mother In Law

I did this card this week for my Mother in Law's birthday tomorrow, and I'm really pleased with the result! She loves Oriental things so I thought this design would be perfect for her!! I finished it by adding a square of handmade paper to add more oomph.

Update on my Lighthouse

I've done quite a bit of stitching on this the last couple of days.....and I'm pleased to say that all the cross stitch is done.....just the backstitch to go!! Yay!!! I hope to get it finished in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

And look what I received!!

This was made for me by my exchange partner, and I love it!!!! I chose Somebunny as I think he's adorable, and this gorgeous picture is now on my window sill for everyone to see!! It is beautifully stitched, and the frame & mount fit the design perfectly!!!!

Character Exchange March 2009

I have been involved in a Character Exchange on the Stitch & Craft forum which has recently finished. The posting date was Friday so I posted this to my partner. She chose Eeyore as her favourite charcter, so I did this kit for her, and then had the idea of turning it into a pin cushion. I'm quite pleased with it, as it's the first time I've ever attempted one!!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

It's Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mummies out there....whether your children are little or big!!!

I've been thoroughly spoilt by my girls, they love making the day special for me.

I got a beautiful snowglobe from my eldest, and a big soft teddy from my youngest, along with a sewn card & a flower she made at school. They also gave me a card with a lovely verse in it which made me cry!!!

And they also prepared breakfast for me....with my darling hubby's help of course!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Mother's Day Card

I made this for my Mother in Law....I finished it at 11pm last night!!!

It's such a pretty card, the design was fun to stitch, and the pink card works well I think.

I finished it off with pink brads in each corner, it's the first time I've used them but I'll be using them again!!

Birthday Card for my Sister in Law

I made this for my Sister in Law, whose birthday it is today....happy birthday Jane!!

I finished it off with silver peel-off flowers but kept it fairly simple, and I think the colours are very Spring-like.

Birthday Card Finish

I've been really busy this week making cards for family & friends, and I really enjoyed stitching them.

This one was for my friend's 40th birthday, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I used a glittery sticker & a pretty pink bow to finish it off, which I think looks lovely.

Monday, 16 March 2009

My progress after this weekend's SAL

I did quite a bit of stitching over the weekend, I gave up on the Somebunny card though, it turned out badly....the colours were really weak, so I stitched a different card instead for my friend's birthday (photo to follow).

I also did some more on my Lighthouse as part of the SAL on Facebook, here's a pic of my progress. It's just more sky, but it's a stitch closer to being finished!!!

This Month's Cross Stitch Crazy

I picked up my copy of this magazine at the weekend, and there's even more lovely projects to add to my already long To-do list!!! There's a lovely new Popcorn chart which I really like, some folk-art sampler type designs celebrating Spring & some birthday cards which will hopefully come in handy this year!! I also quite like the bathroom pics, they're quite cute!

The free kit was a Blue Tit, sweet but not sure if I'll stitch it though.....

Friday, 13 March 2009

My weekend stitching plans

Well I've got quite a bit to do this weekend, mainly cards for birthdays that are coming up next weekend & of course Mother's Day!!

I'm currently working on a Somebunny for a card, which is almost finished, just a little cross stitch & the back stitch left. Then I need to do a card for my Sister-in -Law, I've chosen a pretty design in shades of yellow & purple, which shouldn't take too long!

Then I also hope to get some more done on my Lighthouse, as I'm taking part in another SAL this weekend, this time it's a Facebook group that's arranged it.

Happy stitching everyone, and have a lovely weekend xxx

Been buying some new stash

My friend and I had a lovely afternoon out yesterday checking out a new craft shop that's opened near us.....it was quite good and we both came away with some goodies!!

It didn't sell any stitching bits sadly, but I did buy some bits to finish my stitched cards nicely, and a few decoupage kits to try.

I bought: 2 lots of silver peel-offs, an All Our Yesterdays decoupage kit, a horsey decoupage kit for my daughter's birthday card, 5 pack of blank cards, 2 sheets of handmade paper, 2 sheets of Xmas backing paper, and a little pack of pink flowers.

As you can see, I also bought a couple of stitchy bits, a skein of thread for a card I'm doing, some bobbins for my threads, and a little tomato needle keep.....

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Decisions, decisions.....

I'm trying to decide which project to do next, as my Lighthouse is so nearly done. I've got the tough choice between an adorable Popcorn kit or another All Our Yesterdays kit, which is so cute...... Hmm it's a hard one....

My progress after the SAL

Here's my progress after the SAL over the weekend, looking so good!! I've only the half stitch & the backstitch to go:

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Had a stitchy day today....

We had a chilled day at home today, watching some movies with lots of poporn & sweets, so I used the opportunity to get some more done on my AOY.

I've been involved in a SAL this weekend with the Craft & Creatures forum, so I posted a pic on Friday, and will post another tomorrow....I'm quite proud of what I've got done since Friday, I've managed about 8 hours!!

I'm also hunting out designs for some birthday cards I need to do for family members this month....and I need one for Mother's Day!!

Saturday, 7 March 2009

I won a competition this week....

I am a member of the Stitch & Craft forum, which runs monthly competitions.....and I won the February competition courtesy of the lovely Jenni & Emily.

My prize was £10 to spend online, and after lots of deliberating, I chose a chart from Heaven & Earth Designs which I've wanted for quite a while.

This is what I chose:

My Current WIP

I started this project on February 15th, it's an All Our Yesterdays kit called the Lighthouse, and I am really enjoying stitching it. The colours are lovely, and it's coming to life before my eyes the more I stitch it!

Here's my progress so far:

Hi all

This is my new blog, created to share my love of cross stitching with others!!

I've been stitching for 9 years, and love cute designs especially.

I hope you like it, please let me know what you think x

Susie x