Wednesday, 17 December 2014

And a forest grew...

...kind of.
Little patchwork trees inspired by the ones in this Liberty blog post. The "pots" are old cotton reels.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Advent Exchange

It's that time of year again, the one where we can't show anything we are making on our blogs in case the person it is meant for sees it, but what I can show is days 1-14 in my Secret Advent Exchange package. Thank you so much to my partner, you have chosen some lovely gifts for me.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Online Advent Calendar Day 4

Hello, and welcome to the Online Advent Calendar organised by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching

If you haven't been here before, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Christine and this is where I blog about my various crafts (I'll try almost anything craft related), my love of all things geeky, my family, and life in this beautiful little corner of North Cornwall. (Check the link in the sidebar if you want to see my other blog, which is dedicated to our Wedding photography business)

The "rules" for this Blog Hop are to post a picture of some Christmas stitching and write about the best present you ever had. The first one is easy. Lots and lots of Christmas stitching around here.

This is the ornament I made for the Needlecraft Haven ornament exchange. The design is by Olde Colonial Designs from this year's JCS Ornament Edition. Made pretty much as given in the magazine, except I swapped out the threads and fabric for what I had on hand that was similar in colour, and added the outer part of a shisha mirror to the top of the hanger. Because, shisha mirors.
And this is the beautiful ornament I received from Angi, and which I just adore.

Both DH and I did a spot of crafting yesterday. I made up this charm pack runner, having been inspired by one I saw on Tanesha's blog here (hers is much better than mine), and David made me the gorgeous beach pebble Christmas tree.

Well, I've prevaricated for long enough, I have to write about my best ever present, and I'm drawing a complete blank. I've had so many different great presents over the years, all wonderful in unique ways, from the bits of tinselly, glittery gluey-ness that the girls made for me when they were small, to books and crafty goodies, from beautiful bling to geeky gloriousness. I just can't single one out, so I'm hoping Jo will forgive me for writing about the worst present I ever got instead. Yes, the year that David bought me...

An ironing board cover.

Yes, an ironing board cover.

Damn thing didn't even fit the ironing board.

The rotten bugger kept his face straight for very nearly half an hour before he caved and gave me my proper present.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

This Used to be Jeans

Not as in "I have stolen it from Jean"  as in "made from recycled denim", a pile of hanging heart ornaments and a couple of Christmas stockings. (There was another, but I sold it before I got a picture.)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

A Very Naughty Sampler

So, I stitched this sampler for Naomi's birthday.
Do not scroll down to the picture if you are likely to be offended by four letter words

No, really don't

Oh you did.

There you go then:-

Friday, 31 October 2014

Trick or Treat Hallowe'en Blog Hop

Yes it's time for the annual Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop, as organised by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching
Now the plan goes like this. You post a picture of something spooky that you have stitched, you post your letter, and then you post the link to the next blog in the list. Visitors follow the blogs in order, collecting the letters and finally finishing up back at Jo's with the complete spooky word or phrase and a chance to win a prize.
Well the thing with plans is, they don't always go according to, well, plan.
I've had some computer problems lately. In the true spirit of Hallowe'en Dr David is trying to resurect my dead hard drive. I'd like to say he is working in a dank and creepy basement, but we don't have one! He has managed to retrieve my word documents (My writing. It lives! It lives!), but so far none of my pictures, so I've had to resort to going onto the interwebs and re-downloading something I'd previously uploaded to my Folksy shop. It's not cross-stitched, but it is stitched.

I hope you're still with me here, this is turning into a novel! Anyway, without further ado, your letter is:-
Now, hop on your broomsticks and head for Crafty Weasel (what a wonderful name for a blog!), and your next letter

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cutting Again

This is getting to be an obsession! I did these three on Friday.
Well, actually I did four but the other one is a bit sweary (well OK it's a LOT sweary) so I'm not sure about posting it on my blog.
These ones are fairly small, the red ones are about 3" square
In other news David tried to throw a away a ripped pair of jeans the other day. Have I taught him nothing???? They have been rescued, and will shortly make an appearance as "something new"