Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Garden Angel

I don't know about you but I could do with an angel in my garden .

Stitchery pattern only $12.oo (inc p/h) contact me for payment details .

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Soccer Star

The soccer season is well and truly over so you should have plenty of time before the next season to stitch this for your "Soccer Star" . Possibly while you are spending the Summer months watching your "Cricket Star " or" Swimming Sensation"

Soccer Star stitchery pattern is available for $12.00(inc p/h) Contact me for payment details .

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ah ah tissue !

Yes I know I was meant to be sewing my bedroom curtains today (boring ) but how could I ignore the pleas from the local school for a few items for their Christmas stall .

These little tissue holders were so quick and easy and they use up scraps therefore making more room for yes you guessed it more fabric !

If you want to run up a few for Mothers Day or extra little gifts they don't take long at all .

Raid your stash and cut fabric 8"wide x 5"high . Fold the ends in wrong sides facing 1" and press . This is the time to add your extra touch such as ric rac or ribbon . Stitch the folds down .

Lay your stitched piece wrong side down and fold the ends into the centre , press .
Stitch along the short ends about 1/4" .

Turn piece right side out , press and add a small packet of tissues .

Told you they were easy .

Much prettier than daggy plastic packets . Ah ah tissue !

Friday, October 24, 2008

Afternoon Tea

I have been inundated lately with lemons and
I have made good use of them .Lemon Butter,
Lemon Jam , Lemon Cordial and Lemonade .
This arvo I tried my hand at a Lemon Cake .
It tastes even better than it looks , lovely and moist .

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Stitchery Pattern

Here's a sneak peek at one of my new stitcheries . Hopefully it will be ready for release on December 1 . If you would like to see more of this design feel free to leave a comment or contact me . Happy crafting , Clare

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Secret Santa

Yes I know I need another swap like a hole in the head but how could I resist . Darlene from Bee Sew Whimsical has organised this one . Click on the Santa logo to visit her blog ,sign up is until 30 October . Don't you just love Christmas .

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Stitching Room Thread Holder

Found these little thread holders at The
Stitching Rooms blog .Leanne provided a
very clear tutorial with lots of photos .
Yes her photography is much better than
mine . These little holders are a little tricky
but when you get the hang of them they're
fun and would make great little gifts .
You can also fit a small jar in them so items
will stand upright . My daughter has already
claimed one for her hairties .
Stop by
for Leanne's clear instructions .

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Little Doily Angels

Little Doily Angels
These little angels are so easy to make .
They look great at Christmas on the tree
or to use as gift tags .
I think they look special all year round .
All you need are 4" doilies , buttons,
wool scraps , ric rac , calico and toy fill .
Cut some circles of calico about 2" diameter .
Add a little toy fill and gather the excess at
the back and stitch to a folded doily .
Use french knots and brown thread for the eyes.
Stitch on some wool hair and a matching button .
Ric rac or ribbon is stitched at the back for hanging .
Make extras as as soon as someone sees one they
want one too .
Feel free to leave a comment about Little Doily Angels .

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Spring is my favourite season temperature just right with a little rain in the evenings what more could we ask for . I originally wanted to fill a garden bed with tulips but realized just how expensive it was going to be and opted for anemones and ranunculus with the pansies at the base . So easy to grow and such beautiful colours .

Friday, October 3, 2008

Horsey Princess from the Craft Forum designed a Creative Challenge . Pictures are drawn randomly as are colours . The idea is to design an item based on these two things . The picture that was chosen for me was this one and the colour PINK . Of course it is fairly obvious that I could just run up a GINGERBREAD MAN with pink ric rac or bows . I think I would like to try something a little beyond this although I am not ruling out my first idea as it really depends on time . This could be very interesting ..........