Monday, 31 August 2020

Strange wee critter....finished at last!!

 I started this absolutely aaaaaaaaaages ago....


...and then put it down to do "other things" (as you do).


But...


...as he's a "winter thing"...


...I wanted him "done" and ready to go up on the wall!!





...and his "back-side" is almost as neat as his front :-D




Keep safe lovely peeps!!


x C

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Making the most of....

 ...cheap-shit cotton threads!!


I got a couple of packs from Amazon...


...thinking that they'd be like the ones I had before...


...almost as good as Anchor or DMC.


NO WAY!!


Cheap-shit and nasty matte ..... primary colours that run too!


Only one thing to do....


...spend a few hours on the winder...


...then throw them in bags with some Procion MX dyes...


...and keep everything crossed for when they dry!




They do look pretty on the airer.


Punchneedle projects in mind......


Happy Sunday folks


x C


Monday, 17 August 2020

Progress.....with Oliver Twists machine threads...

 ...on one of the gelli plate background prints that I did a while back.


Lovely Lavinia Stamps pods.....


...and fine/detailed floaty greenery...


All stitched with Oliver Twists machine threads (single)....





Saturday, 15 August 2020

Another gelli print background ...

 ...ready for the needle! :-)


I do so loooooove doing these.


Only 4 inches round...


...but such a joy to print...


...and then stitch with single (machine) threads.




I have a few of these done already...


...and hope to do a few more workshops with them...


...when all this Covid stuff is out of the way (fingers crossed!!!)


Keep safe peeps!


x C

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Beginning to stitch new Gelli print backgrounds

I got my "production line" going a couple of days ago...

...and printed up a load of backgrounds with my 4" round gelli plate.

Then...

..the fun starts...

...as all my lovely polymer stamps get an airing...

...and playtime is "GO"

Here's number 1...






...and here's a piccie of the back-side so you can see the stitching lines a bit better...




It's going to be a good ol' day with my beloved Pfaff :-)


Have a good weekend peeps....


xxxxx C

Friday, 31 July 2020

Bowls......with bells on!!

A little while back I showed you the beginnings of a crochet bowl...

...using that lovely Noro Ito yarn...

Well...

...it didn't stop at one!

And they didn't stay un-adorned either...

Here are my two little colourful bowls...with bells on!! 

Perfect for keeping my piles of hexies.


I looooooooooooooooooooove them  :-D







Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Near & Far.......progress

So...

...here's the finished item...

...with that stitched panel I showed you a couple of posts ago.

I used one of Eileen Hull's cutting dies for the book cover...

...cut out of black mount board and sprayed with copper shimmer...

Then I mounted the finished stitched panel onto a couple of pieces of handmade mica paper.

The signatures are made from my "leather paper"...

...so it looks like old parchment/vellum.

This will be my character's stitching notebook ...










Now all I have to do is get filling those pages!!

x C