Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Rare Christmas Card

I'm embarrassed to admit that this is one of only 4 Christmas cards I made this year. Despite a plethora of festive stamps, for the second year running, I've failed to send out any Christmas cards. Last years I was in the depths of morning sickness, so this year I'm just going to go ahead and blame the baby again! This time it's teething. I threw together 4 similar looking cards on Christmas Eve, and only because I truly couldn't bare to buy any. Maybe next year I'll be more organised (I say this every year).

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Work in Progress

I started this as a quick present for a friend for Christmas and it has been one mistake after the other with it. First I spelt the word born wrong (that's what you get for watching tv while stitching) and now I'm just after spotting a mistake on the second line. The first two letters are one stitch taller than the rest of the line. I feel like throwing the whole blasted thing away. I'm starting to wonder if I will actually have time to finish it now. Plus it's really hard to see what you're stitching on black Aida (now I'm just whinging!) Anyone else ever get that "doomed from the start" type of feeling with a project?!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lord of The Rings Cross Stitch

So glad to get this finished. It was like a thorn in my side! I promised a friend I would make him one for his girlfriend. He offered to pay me for it, but to be honest it's one of those things that takes ages, so I just told him to cover the cost of buying the new thread colours. Anyway the pattern is from Wee Little Stitches, love that shop! I didn't enjoy stitching this as much as the Batman's Enemies one. It feels a bit drab to me, too many earthy tones. Of course hobbits don't wear fuschia pink so I can't really complain about the colours! Next on the list is an inspiration quote for a friend, and then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Ethan!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Purple & Green Birthday Wishes.

This Lovely Layers stamp and die set really hasn't seen very much action I'm afraid. It was one of those sets that I wanted instantly, and then when it arrived I was in a bit of a crafting hole. I'm really loving the little details on the leaves. Purple and green are two of my favourite colour combos and these were the colours that were used on the birthday girl's cake. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A few more bibs made out of scraps

I bought a bundle of scraps off Etsy, just so I would have a bit more variety to work with. Most of them were fine, but I had to piece some together to make them useable. I made up three bibs last night out of them. It didn't take too long and now I have a bunch of cute bibs for Maya :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

By Request of Ethan

Last night Ethan asked me if I would make him a bag for bringing some cars down to his Nanny's house. He picked out everything from the fabric down to the zip. For a four year old, he's very sure of what he likes! Another one of his criteria was it had to stand up by itself, so I tried boxed corners for the first time and it worked out fairly well.
Birch Fabrics- Cars in Cream and Kona Turquoise for the lining, both from Fluffy Sheep Quilting.

Sorry for the dark photos, but it's such a wintery day here. I miss natural light :(


Monday, December 3, 2012

Envelope Cushion

During a recent visit to Ikea, I bought a load of fabric. For this cushion, I used the Eivor Leva and an old black pillow case for the back. The cushion insert is 20x20" and is also from Ikea. The insert was only €6 and it's really comfy and chock full of stuffing. I'm making these as part of my mum's Christmas present. One down, three to go!