Monday, 25 October 2010

Beading the angel

Look at the angel, she is aaalmost done, what do you think? I decided to use regular yellow instead of gold on the candle.

I have started the beading too, you can see the two different needles I use also.
Some of the details in the original have been skipped. But she still looks good.

Someday I want to make one just like her, but let the wings look a bit like this, a little okami-ish?

Wonder if my backstitch colour should be brown or not.

Friday, 22 October 2010

The snow is falling, get in the spirit

Here is the stocking cross-stitch, now I have to find some fabric and make the sock:P
And me who suck so much at sewing;)
But I will do my best and practice so that making small things will be problem free.
You can see the stitching on the snowflakes, but I don't mind, you have to fasten them somehow, and in stitches is best so it does not fall of, that would be a lousy gift, right?

She is now a lady and I cannot wait until she becomes an angel. But she looks great, right?
I might be able to make a couple more. Maybe.
Should there be stars around her or some kind of background? How should I frame her? Should there be a contrast colour between the frame and fabric? A blue cardboard maybe?

Any ideas? Maybe I have to wait and see and decide when she is done? I have to buy frames also, now why didn't I go to more flee markets? :P

Friday, 15 October 2010

Let's just not call it failing?

Let's call it, being extra-super creative and not being able to control myself. Calling it doing small projects in between( not instead of) other projects, projects I still have to do by Christmas. So it is not a waste. And today was a little productive, I stitched some on the cat and then I started the J stocking.

What do you think?

It is a start. And just one snowman, and it might be a bit boyish for the young master, but I think maybe with some snowflakes and maybe a pokemon on the side it might be okay?


Only some backstitch left and three letters.

The angel-stocking update

It is finished, now let's see if I can resist starting a new until the backstitching (at least) is done on the cat. Now all that is left is to buy fabric and make a stocking, and I truly fail at sewing.... :S

Someone want to teach me? ;)

Initially I wanted some angels on the top too, but I decided not to. This way it is simpler and cleaner. I think the angels look wonderful, but what the designers were thinking by having a sand shade floss in the hair I don't know, because with white and those two hair colours together looked ridiculous. Needless to say, I skipped the sandshade? But you can still see that the pink angel looks a bit weird in the haircolour? Nee?
But I don't care, I like that they look different, my plan was that the two lying angels on top had black hair. But plans are made to be changed? So, tadah. Finished.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

I failed again

Why, well.
I started the stocking-project before an old project was completely done.
But I just felt so inspired....

Want to see? I have made one angel and started on the name. I hope she will like the colours.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Puh, the cat project is almost done, just back-stitching and backing to go! I am exited, this means that when it is done I can start one new project (according to my new strict rule of not overachieving). And that project is. Drumroll please.....
Is stockings, one for the stepmom and one for the stepbrother. Then I can use that fabulous angel alphabet. But then I will have to buy fabric again, for the socks, unless I can find some rags that can be re-used....

But no picture until after Christmas;)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The Blue Angel

There might not become more than one, perhaps two of these angels, they really are hard work. Today I have done mostly stitching on this project and I am not halfway there... Not by a long shot.... But she does look rather fancy in her dress? :)

And IF I make more than one angel, the others will not have gold hems on their dresses, the only gold will be the star in one of the recipes. So be warned, though the gold makes her look more regal and heavenly.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

But the gold is a bitch mind you

Oh no, what on earth am I doing?

Yes, you guessed it, I started another cross-stitch...
My goal should be not to start a new stitch until one is done and never do more than four at a time, but I guess that is futile. And why should I limit myself?

I spent a small fortune on yarn today for this project. (Four projects in one actually) Hopefully they will turn into lovely Christmas presents that those four aunts will love....
But the gold is a bitch.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Kitty cat card

I made another card. I wonder who is going to get it.... Hum.
And I made it in only two days, mostly in class.

Oh, and I made a mistake somewhere so the circle is not quite a circle....

So now total cards made for Christmas is: 4.

Monday, 4 October 2010

I gave up, I gave in

I gave up, it is now a card. But at least I used it right? The green thing is just the gum I use to hang the card up. They cannot lie about because Someone keeps placing things on them. ^^
But still, I am done. Now the total in cards are: 3

The angel is done. Hoorah. And with just inches of yarn left too. What great luck!

And yes, the border is a bit funny, but no worries.

Sunday, 3 October 2010


You can almost tell what it is... I love this kit. Everything is so neatly organized and the instructions are vary easy to understand and they tell you how to stitch all the stitches involved too.

I love this gorjuss-kiy and I want them all!

I think that frankly this,the item that should be last in my to-do-pile, this thing that is not even a christmas present will be finished first... :O It is such a delight and I just can't help myself.

This is how far I got yesterday. Maybe I will show you how far I get later today.... Just for comparison.... ;)


This is how far I got at night yesterday just right before I went to bed....
Skirt is done.

This is my progress today. I have started a fox! And finally the stupid coat is done. And you hardly see my mistake either so I am not going to tell you what it was. Artistic whatsitcalled. So there. It is great. ;) I do kinda like her. I am certain I am going to miss her in the end.