Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Year New Project

As of right now I'm midway on a  twelve page model stitch for an Online Retailer. It's hard going and fun. The project I'm doing is so not my style and is full of confetti but it stitches up brilliantly and the colours are so vibrant it calls to me. I don't have permission to show the project yet but will post a pic when it's done.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

White Willow Stitching Tribal Elephant

Stitched on 14ct Wheat flecked Stone Aida with DMC Colour Variations 4145 used 5  skeins and took a week to stitch. Will be made into a cushion or hanging when I can decide.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

White Willlow Stitching Tribal Owl

Stitched on 14ct Wheat fleck Stone aida with the recommended DMC. It took around a week to stitch.

White Willow Stitching Tribal Frog Pink Version

Stitched on 14ct Black aida with DMC Variegated 107. It took 4 skeins and about a week to stitch. Will be made into a cushion.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

BRING BACK: Joan Elliott Christmas Spirit

One of my all time favourite things I've stitched. She hangs year round in our living room.

BRING BACKS: Lily of The Valley

BRING BACKS: Betty Davis Ballerina's by DMC

Something a bit different for my blog. I have been looking through some old photo's of work I'd forgotten I'd done so I'm posting some really older finishes just for fun.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

White Willow Stitching Tribal Hippo.

Stitched on 14ct Aida with DMC Colour Variations 4068. Took five days and five skein to finish on the horizontal.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Oriental Exchange Gift Sent.

Stitched on 14ct Aida. Stitched with DMC threads and sent to Gillian aka Windstitch on WOXS  for the Oriental Exchange. She's now received so I've posted to show it off. I used Polycotton for the fabric and cushion stuffing for the infill.

Monday, 16 July 2012

White Willow Stitching Tribal Frog.

Stitched on 14ct White Aida. DMC Colour Variations 4050 for the Frog and Threadworx 1006 for the tongue. Took three days to stitch.
Will be stitching again in DMC 107 for my Niece.

Monday, 9 July 2012

White Willow Stitching Tribal Flamingo

Stitched on 14ct Aida with Threadworx 1006 and DMC Satin 310. Took two days to stitch and was stitched on the vertical.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Mirabilia Lady Alexandra

Stitched on 16ct Aida, Lilac Flair by Enchanted Fabrics (OOB). Stitched with DMC floss and ebellished with Mill Hill Beads. I swapped the petite beads for the same colour glass beads. Will be framed eventually.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Tyler & A'sharae Birth Samplers

Both of these were stitched in February. Tyler decided to arrive earlier today so I've been finishing them this morning. Both were stitched on 14ct White Aida and stitched with DMC floss. Each sampler took a week to stitch. The chart is  "Lincoln's Baby Sampler" by Maria Diaz which is available from her website or an older issue of Cross Stitch Collection Magazine.

Edited to add these samplers are for my first Great Nephew and Niece. Tyler is Shaun (Nephew) and Beths first baby. A'sharae is Danielle (Niece) and Dorian's first baby.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Mirabilia Waterlily

Stitched on 16ct Bubblegum Aida Flair from Enchanted Fabrics (Out of business). DMC threads used with recommended Kreinik braid #4. Embellished with Mill Hill beads and Treasures. Took 3 days to complete.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Mirabilia Tulip

Stitched on 14ct Bright Ideas Grasshopper Aida. Threads are DMC with Kreinik Braid #4. Embellished with Mill Hill beads. Edited to add this took 3 days from start to finish.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Mirabilia Maidenhair

Stitched on 16ct Aida from Enchanted Fabrics (Out of Business), colour is  called "Golden Treasure". Stitched with DMC and Kreinik Braid. Embellished with Mill Hill Beads and Treasures.

Ink Circles Kaleidoscope

Stitched on 14ct Aida with DMC floss. Took a few weeks to stitch as it was on rotation with some other work. Will be finished into a cushion.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Deejays Round Robin

Donna's RR. Theme is
The Secret Garden from an old issue of Cross Stitch Quick & Easy.
Stitched on 14ct Yellow Aida with DMC.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Finishes of Finishes

 Various Cushions and ornaments Ive "finished" off while my lappy was out of commission. San Man Originals, Veeandco, Lizzie Kate, Waxing Moon, DMC, Dimensions and Barbara Ana designs all feature. Most of the finished were finished with cording and hung through ribbon to use as hangers.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Liebster Blog Award.

I have won an award thanks to Elisabeth at
There are conditions attached to this award, so here is the text I copied from Elisabeth with my blogs added to the end.
Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved.
The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.
The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:
1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

The blogs I've chosen are:
1: Michelle at
2: Sue at
3: Lisa at
4: Kathy at
5: Kath at

All the blogs are people who I've met online and enjoy chatting with and viewing their works.
My Random Facts
1: My bedroom colours are Chocolate and Teal.
2: I'm addicted to Big Fish Games hidden objects games.
3: I have 80 geisha dolls.
4: I prefer reading to TV and have read over 3000 books.
5: I like pepper with pretty much everything.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Yiotas-XStitch. com

Something a little bit different for this post. I have been asked if I would like to receive a cross stitch kit to review so I said yes. There are a beautiful range of cross stitch kits at  Yiotas and I chose the Donkey pair as my mum fell in love with them. The chart is large and very clear the instructions are some of the clearest I've read to date. The threads in this kit are Madeira, I'm usually a die hard always swap to DMC fan but I'm going to use these as they feel gorgeous. It will be my next project after I finish Kaleidoscope. If you're looking for a new project or just want to buy have a look at the cross stitch kits from they also do cross stitch charts as well.

In other news my beloved netbook "Lappy" has died, yes He's buggered off to laptop heaven with no warning for me so I'm using my mum and dads huge lappy for the moment but hopefully I'll have another soonish. So the update may be few and far between however I should be a ble to make a hugggge dint in my wip pile.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

HAED Poppy Fairy QS 45510 Stitches

Poppy Fairy QS by Jasmine Becket Griffith. Charted by HAED. Stitched on 14ct Aida with the DMC recommended. Started in August 2011 originally as a christmas fairy but it got put away in October and picked up again in January of this year. 45510 Stitches.

Older Finishes Now Finished

Joane Elliott Christmas Fairy

Lanarte Pisces, Leo and Sagitarrius
Miss Cresents Crowne I Support the Girls