Tuesday 30 November 2010

Still here!

I've been knitting, stitching and sewing up a storm lately, I feel like Santa's little needle-elf! There is a lot I can't show before Christmas, but here are one or two bits.

Here is the extremely pretty orrnament I recieved from Karen J (no blog that I know of) in The Gift Of Stitching Magazine ornament exchange. Karen also very kindly included the lovely calendar of Canadian scenes that you can see in the picture.

 And here is the one I sent to Debbie (also no blog).
A few weeks ago, alone and unloved at the bottom of a plastic laundry basket full of textiles in the charity shop I came across a sad, limp drawn thread table runner, yellow with age and covered in stains. I couldn't bear to see it lying there, all screwed up, so I bought it and fetched it home.
I soaked it in bleach for a while and hung it on the line in the sun for an afternoon and it came up beautifully white, though I had to darn one or two tiny holes in it.
Inspired by a project in CrossStitcher magazine (loving their new look by the way), I used waste canvas to stitch these little heart motifs on it. I think it looks very Scandinavian and Christmassy.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Suggestions wanted

I've almost finished Coeur de Chat by Isa Vautier and I'm wondering what to put in the gap. It is charted to say "Bienvenue"
I'm fine with it being in French, not so sure about it meaning Welcome.
If I put that on it do I have to hang it by the front door (where it would be the wrong colours, and no-one would notice it anyway)?
If I don't put that, what can I put instead? Its already got my initials so my name wouldn't work, the date would be too small and I really don't want to go down the whole I love cats route...
Feel free to put any suggestions (clean ones!) in the comments

Sunday 14 November 2010

Things you might find in trees...


These little chaps are brooches

Undead fairies:-

I took some of these to a craft-fair type event on Friday. Didn't sell a single one!
I don't understand it, who wouldn't want an undead fairy on their Christmas tree?
I guess I'm just ahead of my time...

Sunday 7 November 2010

Aaaarghh, the horror, the horror!

Two terrifying Halloween Witches...

...mostly terrifying how grown up they look 

Look at the little zombies. They are only about 2 1/2" tall. Aren't they cute?

And the vampire (Old School, no sparkles!). 

I just LOVE them

These are from the book I mentioned in an earlier post.

I'm working on a teeny little undead fairy for the Christmas tree now.