Sunday, June 21, 2009

A New Start and Another Tote

I have started a new project. This Folk Art Fantasy Table Topper is designed by Lettie Eckberg. Design is found in June 2009 issue of The Cross Stitcher. I fell in love with the design the moment I saw it. Kit it immediately and I am ready to start. I am stitching it on 32ct cream Belfast and using all DMC floss as I do not have access to The Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Here is a picture of the little I have accomplished so far.

I have been playing with my sewing machine and have a few things to show. First, another tote bag. I just love fabrics and this tote was the result of a mix and match of fabrics (log cabin design). The cross stitched piece on the tote is "Peppermint Lane" by CCN.

Next, a cushion. These seasonal birdies are Mausimoms' freebies.

The stitching of Souvenir de France was completed and I finished it as a pincushion. I love the new thread (Japanese overdyed) that I used for this freebie.

I have been busy sewing and stitching the last two weeks. Here is another small project that I had completed. This piece is a combination of two freebies, the Needles is designed by Marie and the initial E can be found here. Marie named the design "Black Needles" using GAST Black Crow but I decided to use my favourite red color. I will finish this as a needlebook.

I also have been working on my big wips, will post pictures in my next update.

Take care until the next time!


Friday, June 5, 2009

A combination of two passions

I made my first tote bag, combining cross stitch with patchwork. I love patchwork but usually do only small handmade projects. Now, with Brother Sewing Machine, I am looking forward to bigger and more ambitious projects. I am proud of my first Tote.

Look at these lovely threads, they are overdyed threads made in Japan. I bought them from a quilt shop. I wanted to try this new thread and started a small piece, Souvenir de France. This is a freebie offered by Barb of Blackbird Designs.

Yes, I am stitching 1 over 1. This is my first attempt and I am loving it, the stitching looks delicate and petite.

I completed my second sewing accessory from 2009 BBD Loose Feather series. This pincushion can be personalised and is quick to stitch. I found a wooden ashtray at a Pasar Malam (night market) and mounted my pincushion on it.

I am way behind in my big Wips, not much stitching on A Quaker Christmas, BP sampler and LK Flip-it blocks. I got distracted by so many new designs and projects that I wanted to do. Here is a picture of my BP sampler, I only completed one and a half motif in May. I am determind to work more on these wips this summer holiday.

Before I sign off, Yuko is having two blogoversary giveaways. Please visit her blog for more details.
Kathy is also having a giveaway, she is offering surprise prizes. You have until June 26th so go visit her blog.

Take care and happy stitching till the nezt update!