Friday, October 31, 2008

School Jack-O-Lanterns

Some of the other childrens work at the school, they are so creative and fun ( and scary)


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Childrens Jack-o-Lanterns

The kids designed their jack-o-lanterns, I did the carving. The one on the left is my youngest daughters ( 6yrs), the middle is my sons (10yrs) and the right one is my middle daughters ( 8yrs).


Monday, October 27, 2008

New project

My new project is the sugar plum fairy by Brooke's Books. The paper is silver and so far I have used DMC threads and Kreinik fine braid. Can't wait to go back and stitch :)


New books to read

Just got new books to read

My angel frog is kindly showing them to you.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Experiments with Fabric Dye!


Video on natural dyeing fabric


Natural dyes

I did some research on Natural dyes and these are what I came up with :

Orange = Yellow Onion skins and Chili powder

Pale green = Spinach Leaves

Red = Cranberries, Fresh Beetroot, raspberries, strawberries

Brown - Dill seeds, coffee, tea

Olive green=Boletopsis grisea mushroom , chamomile

Blue = Red Cabbage leaves ,Blueberries

Rich Blue = Woad leaves

Yellow = Orange/lemon peels, carrot tops, celery seed, ground cumin and ground turmeric, fresh green comfrey plant

Copper = Red Onion skins, henna

Greeny Gray = Whole Nettle plants

Pink =- Sorrel Roots

Purple = eggplant skins


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Winners of polymer clay buttons

I put the entries in the hat, the hat chose:

  1. Ruta
  2. Theresa
  3. gadgetqueen

can the winners email me with their snail mail addy at x at x


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Polymer clay buttons

I just made a few clay buttons, felt like experimenting today!
Below you can see the various ones I made. I have gathered some to give away. I divided them into three little packets, so if you would like to win one of them just leave a comment on this entry. I will close the entries on Sunday and make a draw for the three winning names.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Teeny Witch by Mary Engelbreit

Just finished a little surprise for a friend. She is a big fan of Mary Englebreit. So I stitched a cross stitch adaptation of Teeny Witch by Pamela Kellogg on 28 count country linen in antique gold. The colours used were great, 38 different shades of DMC! An absolute delight to stitch!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Polymer clay buttons

Made these for my MIL, she knits beautiful things, I am sure she will find some use for these.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stitchie Witchie

Finished a freebie from Brooke's Books yahoo group. She reminds me of Samantha the witch. I made it into a trick or treat bag, for the kids to use at school. But not to receive candy, but rather to give candy to their friends on Pumpkin patch night.
Still haven't decided on which Angel to stitch as mentioned in my previous blog entry. I definitely know that which one I want to make one for a friend for Christmas. Which is not far , so I have to get cracking.
Meanwhile the stitching Angel is coming along nicely and should have that finished very soon.
Also finished an ornament for an exchange but cant show until my swap partner receives it.

Design: Stitchie Witchie
by Brookes Books
Fabric: 30 count WDW Linen~lilac

Threads: DMC threads

Finishing: trick or treat bag

She is so cute!


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New stash

I received my new charts from Brookes books publishing and all the metallic threads and beads needed to complete them. I am very excited, now I am in a dillema of which one to start with :)


Barbara Ana Design ~~~ Spooky ABC

Finished stitching the Spooky ABC from Barbara Ana Designs . Her designs are so jazzy and fun to stitch. I havent decided how to finish it yet. Need to look at my fabric stash for halloween fabrics....

the project was stitched on 28 count Cashel linen in light mocha


Friday, October 03, 2008

new stash

Received my new stash for the Barbara Ana designs, so excited! So many beautiful colours!

I also want to thank all those that leave their kind comments on my blog, xxx!


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Barbara Ana design~~~ Boo

Just finished this cute little ornament from Barbara Ana Designs I really enjoyed it. The colours are wonderful! I will be working on some new projects from this talented cross stitch artist. But first I am waiting for my new stash, linen and threads, to arrive from Sew and So.

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