Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good times!

I would like to wish everyone a good and happy new year!
I think that over all my year was good.
The only complaint is that I didn't do enough stitching! >.<

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Felt gifts

I said that I would post photos of the ornaments that I was making for my nieces and nephews.

They are felt and all hand stitched.

I was flipping through a Crate and Barrel catalog and saw these cute little felt ornaments and choked when I saw how much they costed. $40! For a set of four. WTF?!?
I thought to myself that I could easily make those myself.

They cost me under $2 bucks to make. Felt is cheap people!

One the last one I tried a herringbone stitch on it and it was very hard to stay straight, as you can see. But I MASTERED THE FRENCH KNOT BABY!!!!!!!! I feel so dumb that all this time I couldn't do one to save my life.

I just hope that they will like them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snip Snip!

Last year for christmas my sister got me a cute cellphone charm for Chinatown in Chicago. Unfortunately a charm is not the world's best thing for my phone. I have a BlackJack. I don't want to scratch the screen.
But I just had to use it, it's too cute to not.
So I noticed that my folding scissors had a spot for something like that. Now I rarely lose my scissors! She's decked out in a cute little kimono, parasol, and two little swords!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dreaming of summer already

Sorry for the lack of posts. I really want to post at least once a week, but I have been sick lately and haven't really done anything. I've been playing World of Warcraft with the boy mostly. But I have been stitching in between places (if you know the game, there are periods of time spent in flight to get to the next area). So not all of my time is playing around. So moving on!

The color is a little washed out, and I don't have the time to take better photos. :( But they are quite vibrant.


I had forgotten all about these projects that I have done a while ago, oh say like 4 years ago.
They came from a British x cross magazine, Cross Stitch Crazy July 2004. I like the British magazines better because they have more whimsical projects and a lot of little fun designs. The only down side is that they are expensive.



They are all stitched on 14 ct. aida. I added little 3D objects to them for something a little different.