Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Few Finishes

I haven't been stitching as much as I would like, but I did have a few finishes early this year that I really should share.

This first one was really exciting and I purchased some expensive felted wool to make the  needlebook pocket. However as I stitched the felt onto the inside of the needlebook, the expensive felt started to unravel to the point where I just sewed it all up to make a pocket for the threadwinder and didn't make it able to be opened and closed with the snaps. I am very dissapointed as I would have thought the felt would have been much more durable than it was.

Design: Owl Winder Pocket
Designer: Just Nan
Fabric: 28ct Zweigart Cashel linen - natural
Thread: DMC, Silk Gatherer SNC
Finish: Winder Pocket

The next project was a long time in the coming, but I have finally finished the third Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler. I am not happy with the colour of the house, the Roasted Marshmallow was not a very good contrast to the fabric.

Design: Beyond My Heart Mystery Bonus #3 (Loose Feathers #32)
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 30ct R&R Reproductions - Olde Town Blend
Thread: Gentle Arts, Crescent Colors and Weeks Dye Works

Finally I have been meaning to stitch this design for so long and it's just such a pretty design. I embellished it with a lovely button my mother bought me on her trip to France many years ago.

Design: Bird & Flower
Designer: Chessie & Me
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - ecru
Thread: Gentle Arts
Finish: Pincushion

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Attempts at Pinterest Pins

This is just a little post to show that I don't just pin onto Pinterest, but I am actually trying some things as well. I found a number of crochet projects I just had to try, some although the ones for Christmas were started either a day before Christmas or after Christmas. I had a fun time giving all these a go. Don't forget to follow my Pinterest board using the button on the side bar.

Design: Birdie Purse
Designer: Vendula Maderska (pattern bought from here)
Yarn: Moda Vera Gelato and Beetle (50% cotton, 50% acrylic)
Hook size: 4.00mm/US 6

Design: Crochet Puff Centre Star (right), Granny Star (left)
Designer: Penny Peberdy (right), Maryse Roudier (left)
Yarn: Moda Vera Gelato (50% cotton, 50% acrylic)
Hook size: 4.00mm/US 6

Design: Pine Cone Collection
Designer: June Gilbank
Yarn: Various unknow 8ply wools
Hook size: 3.5mm/US 4

Design: Striped Mug Cosy
Designer: Timic's Home
Yarn: Moda Vera Gelato (50% cotton, 50% acrylic)
Hook size: 3.5mm/US 4

Design: Mouse Pattern
Designer: Lulu Loves
Yarn: Various Cleackheaton Country 8ply (100% pure wool)
Hook size: 4.00mm/US 6
I also made a little pillow and blanket for the little mice, no pattern, just made it up as I went along.