Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Fabric star Christmas pears and a owl cross stitch finish.

Hello everyone,

Yay its December. Time to make those Christmas ornaments stitch or sew them which ever you like to do.
I have finished the fabric Christmas star as shown in last post with more details.

fabric star pattern from Helen Philipps.  owl cross stitch pattern by Durene Jones.

The pattern for the star is by Helen Philipps
The pattern for the cross stitch owl is by Durene Jones



I also made another pear using Christmas fabric



very simple to make I finished with gold thread at the top so I can hang them on my tree. The pattern is by Debbie Shore I purchased this a year ago or longer when she had her website but I think the links for that are changed the best place to go is on Face book where you could message and ask if she still dose the pattern.

Lastly is the little cross stitch red truck which was sent to me by a lovely blog friend Becky I won her give away from her Floss Tube channel The Stitchin Hutch.



Just need to add a silver chain or something sparkly to hang it up with.
I am in the middle of making two felt owls and a couple of cross stitch pillows for decoration so hopefully they should be finished soon.

That's all for now
I hope you are enjoying your week, take care     Julie x

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Mini black cat calendar is finished, cross stitch update and a fabric star.

Hi everyone,
How are you all?
I have a few things to show you but first here is the finished mini black cat calendar 2018 finished at last and in time before the year ends.



It was a joy to stitch except I am not keen on French knots, at least it gave me plenty of practise. As I have mentioned in previous posts the patterns for all the mini cat designs are by Lynn B at
Happiness Is Cross stitching if you check out her blog you can find the link for her Craftsy shop too.

I have progress on the owl Christmas pillow ornament I have been stitching.


The pattern is from CrossStitcher magazine and the designer is Durene Jones this will look perfect on the tree when I have finished.

Talking of Christmas decorations I decided to use some of my fabric scraps to make some star shapes using the paper piece method, the pattern is from a lovely book I have in my stash Modern Vintage Gifts by Helen Phillips


Oh and guess what I won a give away from the lovely Becky she has a channel on You Tube called The Stitchin Hutch


I got a project pouch with a bead charm on the zip, and Becky added a few little extras the cross stitch patterns, a cute red truck to stitch for the tree a scissor fob and needle keeper. Thank you so much Becky.

Well that's all for now. The next post will be in December but you can also check my Instagram page too, the link is on the right side of this blog.

Stay warm and safe

bye for now
Julie x

Monday, 12 November 2018

November cross stitch calendar finished and more stitching updates.

Hello everyone,
Well our weather here in the UK is a little changeable, today is lovely and bright and mild so let's enjoy while we can.
 Are any of you read and organised for making those little Christmas decorations we like to stitch for ourselves or for family, I have started a few but I am focused on finishing the Black Cat calendar as well.
Here is how it looks so far,



December has already been started I will show next time when it is completely finished.

Remember you can find details of the pattern on previous post the design is by my blog friend Lynn Bruce.

I made a cross stitch Christmas card for a friend.


The pattern is from Crafts Beautiful magazine this months issue, I have changed the background papers and added different toppers.

The cute fabric snow man standing next to the card is also from the magazine.

Next I am stitching an owl pillow ornament for the Christmas tree,


this pattern is from CrossStitcher magazine and the designer is Durene Jones. I think I might change the size of the buttons these look a little large.






I know it's not Halloween now but I wanted to post this little hand embroidery Pumpkin I stitched, you may have seen it on my Instagram page but I ran out of time to show it on my blog.


I loved making this and using long and short stitches to give a raised effect on the pumpkin and I couldn't resist the spider button I had in my stash. I used a 4in hoop and DMC threads.

That's all for now, I hope you find time for some stitching too.
bye for now

Julie x

Monday, 15 October 2018

Cross stitch progress and a new crochet blanket.

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well?

Don't you just love those Autumn colours when you look out of the window, frost is in the air and it is time to pull those woollies out. Unless you already have depending where you live.

First I will show you October black cat finish for the cross stitch calendar.

Remember you can find out all the details for the patterns from my friend Lynn B at
Happiness Is Cross stitching
Only two more months to go then it is finished.

I stitched a small Acorn Ornament



this was cross stitched on 16 count cream Aida, the pattern is in Christmas issue 2018 Just Crossstitch magazine the design is by Kathleen Berlew she is on Instagram @kberlew.

I have a few more Autumn projects to finish stitching then I want to plan my Christmas projects. As well as starting November cat design I am in the middle of crocheting a pram blanket for my Grandson, can you believe I made that many for Mum I have no blankets at my house when little Max comes for a visit.


So here it is, very much boy colours don't you think, I am using DK from my stash all DK light grey, white, and red. Well it had to be these colours Dad supports Man United.


That's all for now, hope you enjoy your week.

happy stitching or knit/crochet
Jule x

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