Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hot pads

Finally did some sewing.
Hot pads from the panel I bought ages ago.
Is it just me, but when I buy some pretty fabric I have hard time cutting it?...
Made five.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Something new

Love to try as many crafts as possible :)
This time - basket weaving.
Was looking at kits for a very long time and finally bought a-five-piece one from here.
Started from the first one in the booklet - original. I think this one supposed to be the easiest.
Took me two weaving "sessions" to finish. First day I wove the basket itself and on the second (two weeks later) I did the rim.
They provide pretty good instuctions. I even did not consult youtube! :)
Love the process, the only down thing is making the rim was too hard on my wrists. Maybe I was putting too much pressure trying to hold everything together.

Anyway, next stop - melon basket, after my hands are well again.


Friday, June 30, 2017

The Thread That Ties Us

On even days of StitchMaynia2017 I was starting various other projects which I had in plans for a long time. One of such projects is a Needle-keep from CrossStitch Gold issue No 82.
The magazine is from beginning of 2011. Somewhere around that time I bought special buttons for this needle-keep and six years later...

8 May -29 June 2017. But in fact just 5 days of stitching. Why I waited for so long?

I wonder how long it will take me to turn it into a finished needle-keep? Six more years....

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Keslyn's Itty-Bitty's

My first StitchMaynia start. Keslyn's Itty-Bitty's. Stitched on 25 ct. Lugana 1 over 1.
I wanted to try Mo-Sale's cottons that I so greatly advertised on Floss-tube, so I specially selected 16 colors for the project.


My idea of StitchMaynia was that I would start new block every odd day of the month.
Here is my Maynia result:

In June I was finishing 2x2 groups.
Group I: Ariel, Pocahontas, Ratcliffe and Gryffindor.

Group II: Han, Tweedle Dee & Dum, Snow White and White Rabbit.

Group III: Merida, Caterpillar, Snitch and Hagrid.

Group IV: Slytherin, Cheshire Cat, Lilly and Patronus.
Slitherin was a bad choice on white.

Finished on 22 June 2017.
1 May - 22 June 2017.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

In Good Company

Some time ago I used to subscribe to an Australian Magazine Inspirations, very good and colourful. For some time I even bought their kits,especially the ones with lots of different materials which I would not be able to buy elsewhere.
Once upon 2006, 18 July, I purchased a kit - In Good Company - scissor fob and pincushion (Inspiration No 50). I managed to stitch the fob only and after several years of use it looked like this:


Kind of dirty and unpleasant looking.

Having enough materials for making a pincushion and another fob I decided to stitch both.
Some of my progress pictures before showing the end piece.






Ta-da!
10 May 2017. A bit lopsided but... I like them!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stitch Maynia

I was really manic in May.
First time participated in StitchMaynia and I loved it.
The idea was to stitch one of 16 blocks of Keslyn's Itty-Bitty's every odd day of the month and have new start on every even one. I did everything as planned. And even managed to have a coupe of small finishes and a huge one!

Keslyn's Itty-Bitty's monthly project. I used Mo-Sale's cottons which I bought specially for this pattern.

And my finishes.
Mill Hill Christmas Village Inn (4March-16May 2017).

Prairie Schooler Folk Egg No 3 (6-19 May 2017).

My usual Joyful World Calendar installment - June (18-26 May 2017).

And on the last day of May - my pride and joy - Teresa Wenzler's Tea Scene. This was my carry-over from the last year and I am so glad I finished it. It is a wonderful pattern but at the same time is a very complicated one (12 July 2016 - 31 May 2017).

Maynia was both fun and a challenge. I'll be showing my other pieces as soon as I finish them.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

April Cross-Stitch Finishes

There are some more small finishes I had in April.
Again was immersed into cross-stitching and skipped all other crafts.
My stitching bug is really bugging me, would not mind to turn it down a bit.

Two Prairie Schooler Folk Eggs
1-7 April 2017
8-19 April 2017
Joyful World calendar (April) by The Snowflower Diaries (free) - http://thesnowflowerdiaries.blogspot.com
Start No 15, finish No 11 of 2017.
17-27 April 2017

Prairie Schooler Seasons. Spring.
Start No 13 finish No 12 of 2017.
21 March - 30 April 2017
Fabric 32ct. Belfast in Khaki Green