Monday, 30 January 2012

First Finish of 2012

Ok so last time I ordered some stash from Sew an So this was really cheap in the sale so I got one. A Medieval Herb Garden Bookmark. I really love the finished bookmark but hated stitching it. Most of it was stitched with 3 strands of thread and just felt messy. The instructions for the backstitch was a bit all over the place too so I had to keep double checking the colours/strand amounts. I wouldn't be keen to stitch one again.

My favourite square-The bee hive :)

It was also my sons 2nd birthday this week. We had a lovely day seeing family and he was very spoilt!! Here is a picture of the cake I made him of his favourite soft toy(he comes everywhere with us!), It was rather yummy even if I do say so myself!

Blowing out the candles...sitting on he's Nanny's lap.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

First Stitchy update of the year

HAED Pirate Dragon
Progress from last year.

And after about 8 evening I have finished another page, Yay.
I am going to have a week or two's break from it now and decide what to do next week :)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

1st Stash of the Year

It feels like ages since I have done any 'stashing'. This was from my Sew and So spree. It is mainly bits for my first ever hardhanger project that I am planning to do this year, I will definitely need to do some practise pieces first though, I had a look through the chart pack and just felt confused! Its the first time I have ever had any hand-dyed thread so was very excited about the Caron Wildflower threads. They are also for the hardhanger project. There is also a Lizzie Kate Chart that I feel in love with and a Herb Garden bookmark that was in their sale.

This week in the UK a new part magazine is out called The Art of Quilting. Each issue comes with the fabric to make a quilt block with step-by-step instructions as well as other projects. (there have been similar magazines out for knitting and Crochet) I have bought the first one as I have been looking into quilting since getting my sewing machine. Here is my first attempt:
I have decided that it is far to pricey to subscribe to the magazine (90 issue in total @ £3.99 an issue plus £5.99 every 20 issues for a binder!!! OUCH) but I will get the first 3-4 that will be sold in WHSmiths just to have a practice. If im any good I may have a go at making both my sons a quilt each, and maybe one for me too :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year

Hi all,

I hope you had a great xmas and New Year!
I didn't get any stitchy related gifts (I rarely do, I think it makes people nervous incase they buy the wrong thing!) but I did get given £30 from my Grandparents-in-law. I have decided to spend some on myself and have spent the morning ordering from Sew and So. It feels like ages since I have done any stash buying so i'm very excited. I shall post a pic once it arrives- YAY!

Hope 2012 will be great for everyone :)