Monday, 31 October 2011

The wedding cats continued

I have gotten a little fit further on the wedding sampler,
there is a mistake in the chart, don't know if you can see it, but the finished rope on the left is one square to the right. (over the cat's paw).

But they look happy just the same. I have also gotten a bit further on the angels for my aunt. But I haven't taken a picture, because it does not show too well that I have gotten much done.

Regarding the poll, thank you to anyone who answered, I have sewn on the bow and The finished piece is ready to be shipped to my other aunt for christmas.

But why oh why, am I making things increasingly difficult for myself, by cross stitching things that are on my "Second priority list" and not from my "first priority Christmas is only two months away list!!!"???? I guess we will never know, maybe I like the pressure of finishing things on deadline, but somehow I doubt it... I never did like things like deadlines before. I am guessing it is a bit more because I am the queen of procrastination.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Just for You

Some cards again. Unfortunately the glue reacted with the aida on the angel and some colour seeped, but I decided to send it anyway.

And I did find something to do with the kokeshi doll.

For the last couple of days I have been contemplating my future. And most specifically my imminent future, and in it I see some designing of my own. So here it is guys, a little promise to make something of my very own, just for you. I will get right to it!

Anyone remember the sewing I made of a rabbit months ago? This rabbit?
Well, I wanted to make it into an easter ornament. So I will make little easter and rabbit cross-stitches that I can sew next to the finished piece. And hopefully it will turn into a decorative wall hanger.

One day.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Restock and regroup

Another start of a card. I do love the heart fabric, and I hope this will be done by the end of the day. Soon I will show you my finished blanket as well. It is aaaaalmost done, had to restock some yarn though.

It took me a year and a half, but the kokeshi doll is done! Stupid me who started with a type of speciality thread (Antique Effects E310) that I ran out on. And it took me a trip to Bath to replace it. But now, I am DONE.
She looks adorable.

But honestly, I have no idea what to do with her....

I am experiencing a bit of withdrawal because I can't seem to log in to my favorite stitching site.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Bookmark Neko-chan

Finally this bookmark is done, I started this summer, but I never really got the feel of it. My first try of perforated plastic canvas and even though it was easy I could not sew my usual way by dipping my needle under the fabric and trailing to the next cross stitch. Also only three colours are a little boring. I made another tassel, yoohoo.

Now if only I could find the perfect book this would be a lovely gift.

And for everyone, I do think that plastic canvas is ideal for making bookmarks.

The book in my photo is made by Sano Youko and is called 100 man kai ikita neko.
The cat that lived a million times and is a famous children's book in Japan.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

With or without bow

Yay. My Christmas-letter-hanger-thingy is done! I was arguing with the sewing machine all last night, which resulted in this. As you can see, there is but a little fiddling left, that I have to handsew, and that is the red fabric onto the hanger. But it looks really cute.

What do you guys think, with or without the bow?
Let your voice be heard on the wonderful poll right to the right-hand side^^

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Kings and Queens, do they make their own presents?

I made another ornament card. I stitched a message on the back on green aida. This way, it is easy to know when it was made and by who. My mother constantly tells me that is very important. I don't think it should be that important to her, because I am the only one who makes things for her, and my style is kind of easy to spot;) But I do humor her.

This is how far I have gotten on the cat. Only backstitching left. And this time I swear, I will not start another new thing until the backstitching on this is done! And no, it is not made for a girl named Thi, even though I know a Thi. ;) It is just the backstitching that is not finished:p

I have finished the "The red Queen" By Philippa Gregory, and I really do find that era in English history fascinating. So fascinating that I must make the english royals one day.
This one. It is written in my wish-list.

Now, I am happy that I am only making about 25 gifts this year, and thirteen cards, what if I was a queen, I would have made thousands. And in those days I think most of their spare time was used sewing. I don't think I would ever get the presents done;)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Believe me when I say I do

Because I do love you....

New batch from Sewandso.

I love love love love it. And only one gift, all the others were just for fun. Isn't the little hanger adorable? Or the little bunny button?

I started, even though I am in the middle of another thing, but, I am a bit stuck in the christmas gift department, so I needed to make something quick to show you:)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

'This the secret season to be jolly

And here in between school and stuff we are very jolly ( that means I am) and am making Christmas cards. And making my lists and checking it twice and thrice and so on.

I bought a magazine called "Enjoy Cross Stitch Christmas", and while it was a lot thinner than last year I felt that the cute designs made up for it. Since it comes with threads, aida, cards, ribbons and felt I did think double the prize than normal was fair. But then i started sewing, and the thread quality is hideously bad. It takes nothing for the threads to snap. Usually it snaps about three times. I start off with shorter threads and pull extraordinarily gently, but still it snaps. I think this will be the only time I actually use up the threads since I have to throw away half of it. I am seriously contemplating just using threads from my stash... But we will see. All I can say is, if you think the price is fair for a thin magazine without decent thread then by all means buy it. I would not recommend it. Next year I am not going to buy that magazine at all.

Even if the characters are this cute. Look at the little face. And sorry for the blurry photos. I do think I will find my glitter glues and embellish.

This one I made last year though. I just finished it yesterday.

I hate all the glue marks that stick through the aida, anyone have a solution for that?

4/13 is done.