Friday, 24 March 2017

Freebie Friday: Esmeralda Fob

This pattern was inspired by the Mucha princess patterns Pinky the Pink has made, this one uses the colours of Esmeralda which you can find here (if it hasn't sold out yet as it's a limited edition pattern). Pinky's etsy shop can be found here with more princesses and much, much more!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Freebie Friday: Anna Fob


This pattern was inspired by the Mucha princess patterns Pinky the Pink has made, this one uses the colours of Anna which you can find here (if it hasn't sold out yet as it's a limited edition pattern). Pinky's etsy shop can be found here with more princesses and much, much more!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WIP Wednesday: SAL Updates

Last week I showed you my Vakje per Week which looked like this with the trees being the most recent addition to the embroidery. This week's pattern was lovely and easy and I was able to finish it on Saturday - the same day the pattern was released!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Freebie Friday: Bargallo Aurora Fob.

This is the A side of the fob.
This pattern was inspired by the Mucha princess patterns Pinky the Pink has made, this one uses the colours of Aurora which you can find here (if it hasn't sold out yet as it's a limited edition pattern). Pinky's etsy shop can be found here with more princesses and much, much more!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

WIP Wednesday: SAL updates

It's been a busy week for me and the weekend was even busier as my bf was over for the weekend! As a result I didn't get so much stitching done (I bet that was a surprise lol) but I did get some stitching done as my bf is wonderful and supportive. The first image is the Vakje per Week SAL as you saw it last week. Below you can see where I ended up this week.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

A late Friday Freebie: Belle Fob

This pattern was inspired by the Mucha princess patterns Pinky the Pink has made, this one uses the colours of Belle which you can find here (if it hasn't sold out yet as it's a limited edition pattern). Pinky's etsy shop can be found here with more princesses and much, much more!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

WIP Wednesday - The SAL's

So... having finished the giant shawl I was itching to get stitching, I picked up the raven I'd started last year which I'd set aside at exactly the half way point to do the shawl. The pattern itself Raven Spirit is one I found on Ravelry - not exactly the place you'd expect cross stitch patterns but I've found that tapestry crochet pattens work nicely for cross stitch too. The Floss is "Nevermore" by Jodyri Designs and the fabric is a bit of white Aida I had dyed with some orange Dylon paint. You can can see how to do that here.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Neglected Floss SAL


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the SAL I'm hosting in the cross stitch group Stitching Pirates on deviantArt. The idea behind the SAL is to use up threads you have in your stash that either need using up or have never been used, perhaps because you don't know what to use it for or because it's a variegated, silk or metallic thread you have not yet dared to use on a bigger project. The patterns are generally small, though occasionally the patterns tessellate well and I then give a larger pattern as a bonus. Sometimes I make a biscornu pattern and include a back, which could be a front too!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Another not very Fridayish Freebie: Elsa fob

I've been running around like a mother hen that's lost her chick for the past few days getting my 15 year old son ready for his trip to England for his international work experience trip and as such my blog post that I was planning for Friday became now. Although admittedly some of my downtime was spent stitching to de-stress hehe.