Hello Stitching Friends,
I have a few finishes to share with you today. Finally!!!
First, Land That I Love by Lizzie Kate:
I finished it as a hanging pillow to hang on my hutch. Love it! My little charm is crooked in the picture but I assure you it does hang straight. I just didn’t it was crooked until right this minute when posting it. (sigh!)
I also finished Song of Spring also by Lizzie Kate:
This was a kit from my dear friend, Robin. Love this and I finished it the way the kit showed. Everything was included. The kit also came with a bonus pattern which you see on top in the photo. I think he is adorable! Although this is supposed to be a fob I am not going to use it as that. I am going to hang it on my spring tree. Then I can enjoy the sweet little bunny every day.
That’s all I have for today.
I hope to get some more finishes done soon. Time seems to be more limited in the summertime. I am off doing outside things while the weather is nice. I am sure I am not the only one!
Have a great weekend filled with stitching!
Hello to Everyone,
I wanted to share my new sewing basket with you all today. When I saw Lori’s (Notforgotten Farm) I knew I wanted to make one for myself so I got to work.
I found my basket at Joann’s. It has a cottagey feel to it which I was looking for. I then designed my pattern for the top. Here is the result:
I designed my renditon of Boldt Castle at the 1000 Islands. I also stitched a heart and added to the top for a pincushion. I had dyed rick rack which I put around it and added a few charms as well that add to the theme of the castle.
Here are the goodies I put inside:
Please don’t mind my photo bomber. He always likes to check out new things.
I am loving my new sewing basket! Thank you Lori for the inspiration!
Have a great stitchy week!
I am back to share some more projects with you. I was playing with wine corks last week. I have made these so far:
The 2 on the left I made for my scissors using my grandmother’s beads and some old trinkets I found when my parents were cleaning out last year.
My family members have been saving wine corks for me so I am getting a good supply going.
As you can see I have big wine drinkers in my family. LOL!
I love recycling to give something a new purpose. It’s fun and somehow so satisying.
I have so many ideas for these wine corks so be on the lookout for more in the future.
Have a great week!!
So I experimented with dyeing some tags and thread spools in coffee.
The darker ones I dyed with instructions I found online using coffee, vinegar, and steel wool. The lighter ones I just soaked in coffee. I dried them in the sun for about 20 minutes. I flipped them over every 5 minutes to make sure they dry evenly. I like how the lighter ones turned out and that is how I am going to dye them in the future. I am not happy with the darker ones and definitely won’t be using the vinegar and steel wool again.
I took some of the lighter ones and made these:
Love them! They can be scissor fobs, ornaments, or whatever you want. I personally am going to use them as ornaments of course. I stitched these with my dyed threads. I am thinking of lots of small designs I can put on these. Since I love how these turned out I will definitely be making some more.
I also wanted to quickly share a new pattern today:
A Patriotic Bunny
I just listed this in my etsy shop along with some needle minders. If you would like to take a look go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit.
Have a great week everyone! Stitch on!
Just a quick share today. I was playing with needleminders last week and made these:
I had ordered scrabble pieces and covered the top. I like the old music notes. They seem like a good size to hold needles and pins. I really like how they turned out.
What do you think? A stitcher can never have too many needleminders. Am I right?
One other quick thing I wanted to share and that is Pine Tree Inn by Little House Needleworks:
This is my 5th SAL with Robin. Each time I stitch one I love it even more than the one before. So I am going to end up with 12 stitched Little House Needleworks ornaments this year and I am going to love each one of them.
That’s all for today!
Have a great rest of your week!
Don’t get too excited, I only have 2 today. I feel as though my finishing pile is growing and I need to get it together. So a little at a time and here is what I have today:
Friends Gather by The Trilogy:
I made this sweet design for my sweetest friend, Robin for her birthday. I made it into a little pillow for her to display.
I also stitched and finished the stocking reindeer by Sharon of It’s Daffycat:
I love these little reindeer and have stitched a few of them. This will make a nice addition to my tree this year.
That’s all I have today and I hope to have more finishes to show you all in the near future. I just need more time to get in there and get them done.
Have a great weekend FULL of stitching!!
I hope everyone is well today. I just wanted to share my 1st 3 SAL’s that I finally finished. Wow! It seems like a long time since I have actually finished something. Here are Peace on Earth, Snowy Winter, and Joy to the World by Little House Needleworks:
I thought these were a little big for ornaments so I made small pillows to put in my cubby. Love them!
I have stitched #4 and it is Snow in Love by Little House Needleworks:
I love this one too and can’t wait to finish it.
I was priviledged enough to do some more finishing for my dear friend, Robin. These are the ornaments I finished for her:
I love her stitching and get excited to see what she sends me. Thanks again Robin for trusting me with your stitching. I treat it as I would my own. LOL!
Have a great weekend full of stitching my friends!!!