Sunday, December 23, 2007

Finally got something to post here!

I haven't managed to do any stitching for the past 6-8 weeks due to an acute flare of the Arthritis. It caused itching and swelling in my hands and made it too painful to stitch or even hold the hoop. Due to this I did not finish the cd case for Lisa.


I have been busy making jewellery and other beading items for presents and to send to Crafters 4 Charity (a group I joined recently).

I've also had the Birdhouses picture framed - see below. It turned out beautiful and I gave it to my friend and her partner for Christmas. I took it to them today and my son Ethan, insisted they open it straight away.





Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Mp3 Bag finished!


I completed the Mp3 bag last night. To make it into a bag I backed the aida band with iron-on interfacing to protect the stitching and then a piece of felt to provide some padding. I then added a length of ribbon to act as a neck-strap and hand-sewed the sides together. Now to start on the cd case!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007




Stitching is finished on Mp3 Bag!


I finished the stitching and added the charm on the Mp3 bag today. Now I just need to get some cord to attach as a handle and sew it into shape.




Thursday, October 18, 2007

Progress of Mp3 Bag!










Here is my progress on the mp3 bag as of today, 18th October. I haven't stitched on it much in the past week as I've been not been feeling well but should get back to it in a couple of days.




New Cross Stitch Piece started!

I started a new cross stitch piece last week. It's an MP3 holder and cd case for my friend's daughter for Christmas. They are from issue 188 of UK Cross Stitcher magazine.

Cats cd case

This is the cd case. The magazine has this as an ipod bag but I'm going to stitch it and attach to a cd holder.

Cat Mp3 holder

This is the mp3 holder. I'm stitching this on white aida band with a purple edging. I'm also going to add her name to this.

Friday, October 05, 2007

A UFO is finally finished!

I finally finished my Birdhouses ufo yesterday. I started this in about 2002 but didn't work on it for about 3 years until earlier this year. After completing an anniversary project for my husband's parents in August I decided I wanted to get this one finished before starting anything new.

Here's the picture from the packaging:

Birdhouses


And here is the completed stitching:

Birdhouses - completed!!

I will post another picture of the piece when it has been framed. I haven't decided whether I will keep it or give it away after framing.