Friday, 9 March 2018

New Year 2018

Sorry I haven't been posting on here for a while, I dont do much crafting from September any way.

So a new year and back to crafting again had started sorting out my cross stitch stash on what I should be doing for this year when family were taken ill been a tough few months they are now healing really good.

So trying to get back to my craft and art plans for this year, which are

Cross Stitch
WIP and New Projects 

  • Morning Lake WIP started October 2017
  • Village Shop
  • Bradford Football
  • Wrendale Designs Calendar 2016, Set of Six Charts Started Jan 2018 
  • John Claytons Lavender Fields
  • Angle Of Peace
  • Other Cross Stitching Cards, Gifts 
  • New Calender
  • Blackwork Chart or kit  
  • Christmas Cards, Gifts   
  • Christmas Stocking
This year I really wanted to complete some of my projects I have started over the years after finding something else to stitch or just gave up with stitching them for one reason or other. 
  • Epytian Pair Kit, Janlynn, Started King Tut started April 2016 Completed 18 March 2018
  • Katherine Howard Blackwork Started Aug 2017  Completed 29 March 2018
  • Duck Pond Started started May 2010 
  • Sheep set started started Dec 2011 
  • Desk Top Calender, Joan Elliott free with WOSC, Started  Jan 2016 have done Jan to April 
Had another great time making my snowflakes last year and selling them at the local christmas fair. Friends bought some pictures and gift tags I made which added to my other things to make.
  • Snowflakes which I am making to selling I started making these last year.
  • Angels
  • Jewellery 
  • Pictures 
  • Gifts
  • Watercolour Pictures
  • Watercolour Cards
  • Drawing

Thank you for reading and keep coming back to check to see if I have completed any of my projects or added more to my never ending list of things to make.

Friday, 25 August 2017


Hello and Welcome

As well as cross stitching I do drawing and watercolour painting.

 This painting I did as part of a class I was in. As you can see it came in 2nd place twice.

I painted this last year and was so pleased with it. It also placed 2nd in a show last year.

The picture is from an artist called David Bellamy not the person you might be thinking of, he paints in watercolours. I have copied his work but used what colours I like,   

This one I painted at the same time as the above one. Again another David Bellamy copy and someone loved it so much it came in first place this year. My first win in 1st     

Both of these designs were taken from a local painter Jackie Hadwin I repainted them from cards I bought from her. As they have been entered on shows only the red squirrel has won 2nd a few years ago. Shame as I love them    

My own design something quick with left over colours 



Welcome to my blackwork items. 

Katherine Howard Queen number 5 to Henry 8, I started her last year this is where I left her at

 So in March I completed Katherine Howard, really pleased with how she has turn out 


Other Blackwork Projects I have done over the years


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Joan Elliott Desk Top Calender

I started this free with World Of Cross Stitching in January 2016. I should have stitched one an month last year but only managed to stitched up to April. 
 January - Skating Robin Stitched 2016

February - Poodle Love Stitched  2016

 March- Stitched 2016

 April- Stitched 2016

 May- Piggy Blooms

Started in 2016 completed in May 2017 better late than never

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 


August 2017

I think there is something about Bunnies I like as I have been stitching some more. I made them for a  show they came in third pleased as they were not what I was planning on doing. 


Other Cross Stitching

Hello and Welcome.

As well as crafting other items I have manage to cross stitch the items below this year.
March 2017 


 Birthday Card. This came free from cross stitching magazine 

Easter Card, Hobby Craft small kit

August 2017

I stitched these a while ago and made them into a card and hanging again for a show. Card came first and peacock came second