Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Other Crafting

April 2017

Made my bunnies this month love making these so quick and easy to make.

They should be just make in felt but I love making them in tweed/checked fabric, should be finger puppets but great way to added small easter eggs up them.


These were the first ones I made last year from an old coat each one is different and now with my three friends. I named them after Beatrix Potter bunnies Peter Rabbit (which was the first and is mine), Cottontail, Flopsy, Mopsy 


Other Cross Stitching

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Summer Lilies, Good Housing Keeping Kit Week 5, 23 March

Week 1, 16 Feb 2017
Hello another new project on the go only a medium size. Summer Lilies, Good Housing Keeping Kit a birthday present a few years ago from a friend. 

I started this last week at the craft group I go to so only going to be stitching this there. Gives me another project other than my christmas inn.

Not bad going for a couple of hours work

Week 2,  23 Feb 2017

Another couple of hours work done this week at the craft group.

Love how this is looking so much better than the photo on the front of the kit, standing out so much. Coming on really quick.



Week 3,  9 March

More done on the lilies.

The more I get done it comes to life so bright and colourful didnt think I would like stitching this but I am.

Week 4, 16 March

Getting there with the lilies, main lily nearly done just a few more stitches, on with smaller lilies this week.

Finding the colours so bright and stunning.

Week 5, 23 March

Manage to get some more done even with a sore leg. Was
planning to complete this by the end of the month but I dont think I will.


Week 6, 30 March

So its the end of the month and I didn't get it done in time for my craft group to end for a while.

The group is still on I'm unable to go due to painting in the village hall, I have a health condition called multiple chemical sensitivity just as it sounds I cant be near anything which will set off my condition. One of which is paint so having time off which I can get on with cross stitching/crafting at home.

I am not going to leave this until I go back I'm going to take it with me on outings so I can get it done.

Will update when I have done

Thanks and God bless  


Friday, 17 February 2017

Christmas Inn John Clayton Kit Week 6, 14 to 16 April

Week 1, 6  to 9 Feb 2017

Hello and Welcome, Christmas Inn by John Clayton heritage crafts.

I won this from Cross Stitch Gold facebook page at christmas time was really pleased as I have never won the give aways before.

So I have started this last week, using the same colours but one thread mixed with another thread six different stitches but the same shade.

Week 2, 13 to 18 Feb 2017

Another week and still on the same shades of blue, grey colour.

When you look doesnt look like I have done much. Is coming to life.

Love how it is coming on

Keep looking will up date each week.

Happy stitching everyone


Week 3, 21 to 26 Feb 2017

Another week and still on the same shades the tress. Still some trees to do.

Next is the sky which is just the same colour but at least I dont have to keep changing threads.


Week 4, 28 Feb to 5 March

One side nearly done still on the same blues shades.

Finding the trees stand out more in the photo may be its Im seeing blues after stitching who knows 

Week 5, 3 to 8 April

Sorry I haven't up dated for a month not be able to get some stitching time on my Christmas inn.

what I have done this week is so lovely how the smallest part the smoke from the chimneys stands out so much.Really pleased.  

Week 6, 14 to 16 April

So pleased I have got so more done on my christmas inn this week.

Ok I know Im still on with trees but one block colour done on the roof which is better than changing colours all the time.

I hope you are enjoying seeing this progress

Happy stitching everyone

2017 New Year

New look to my page. Sorry I haven't been posting on here for a year or so but I have been posting on facebook more under the same name going to try and keep up date with the both now.

My craft and art plans for 2017 are

Cross Stitch
  • Christmas Inn Kit, John Clayton Heritage Crafts, started Feb 2017
  • Epytian Pair Kit, Janlynn, Started King Tut started April 2016 WIP
  • Desk Top Calender, Joan Elliott free with WOSC, Started  Jan 2016 have done Jan to April WIP
  • Summer Lilies, Good Housing Keeping Kit, Started Feb 2017
  • Other Cross Stitching Cards, Gifts ect Started Jan 2017
  • New Calender for this year to start still looking if someone can help
  • Blackwork Chart or kit  
  • Christmas Cards, Gifts   
  • Christmas Stocking   

  • Freestyle item again still looking 
  • Snowflakes which I am making to selling I started making these last year.
  • Angels
  • Watercolour Pictures
  • Watercolour Cards
  • Drawing

Other Crafting
  • Tweed Bunnies, Hearts
  • Felting
Please keep looking as I might just added some more to the list.

Thank you for reading

Monday, 10 August 2015

Kingfisher July to Aug Completed

Sorry I have not posted with updates on the kingfisher have taken some photos. So you can see the progress I went to stitch this lovely wonderful bird.
I have had the privilege to see twice in my life and both of these times were in Bingley on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal.  He will also be my first cross stitch I am stitching for myself. Seem to stitch for other people than thinking what I would like.      
When I was marking my chart I drop my pencil on him just near the branch. As this mark wouldn't come out I added the extra small branch just near his tail feather
Time for Lilly pads stitching so many colours in one small area

Getting stuck into stitching him now,but there is french knots coming up and lots of them

Sadly I was getting into stitching him and forgot to take anymore photos after this one.
The only vice was the back stitching was really hard to do but I think I have just about got a hang of french knots ( which I was not keen on doing before) but I forced myself to do them. They do make a difference to the stitching I would usually use beads Im really please with myself on the french knots 

Up date Jan 2017
Since then I have changed the frame he is in after coming 2nd at Dalston Show in 2016 and in 2016 he came second again at Bingley show so pleased for him makes him very special.