Sunday, 26 April 2015

Flowers and a Finish

But first for those of you who were left wondering, the superhero in the previous post was Iron Man.

Spring has sprung in my little corner of Cornwall and I took these snaps in the garden last week
The earlier flowering of my camellias is covered in blossom this year (I don't know the variety, it was in the garden when we moved in)

There are bluebells and primroses (we are all going to pretend we can't see the stinging nettle to the left of the picture OK?)

Some beautiful forsythia

And this mystery blossoming tree which has appeared where we thinned out a much bigger shrub that must have been hiding it.

The finish is a small sampler with a quote from "Shaun of the Dead".
If you are offended by four letter words then:-
a) you've probably never seen Shaun of the Dead, and
b) you really shouldn't scroll down.
Here in the best Mr X Stitch tradition is a cute picture to stop you scrolling too far and accidentally seeing the sweary stuff

(I love vintage greetings cards)

If you are still with me.

Shaun of the Dead Sampler, chart from Capes and Crafts, stitched on Kiwi Illusions  28ct Snowflakes and Ashes. Stitched more or less as charted, except that I moved some of the blood splats around to make it slightly smaller so that it would fit on the fabric, and I capitalised the w at the beginning because it would have bugged me otherwise

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness - April

Gifted Gorgeousness, a SAL organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, where once a month, on the 15th (Oops. A day late!), we show off any stitching that is either a gift or made from gifted materials.

This month I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Lynn B at Happiness is Cross Stitching ~ April Showers, one of her adorable Calender Cats, seen here being "demonstrated" by my beautiful assistant Jinx.

Lynn also sent me some matching gift tags and mini fabric labels, but Jinx wasn't prepared to do any more demonstrating.
You just can't get the staff these days...

And here is a gift I made for Eloise. The chart came from here . You can tell who it is right? David couldn't see it even when I told him.
I made him up as a free standing piece following instructions from a book by Judy Odell, which I don't think is available any more. He is weighted (with rice) so that Eloise can use him as a doorstop or a bookend or a paperweight or a cosh or whatever

And finally I made this little (he's about 4" tall) chap from a cover kit on Mollie Makes. That totally counts right?
Check out Jo's blog here for the other posts in the SAL

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all. 
I've no crafty stuff to share today but Naomi did make this delicious Easter cake. Sorry about the blurred photo.