Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cross stitch pumpkin for Autumn and needle felting.

Hi everyone,
How are you all?
There is a nip of cold in the air here in the UK but today is sunny. I have been stitching for Autumn and finished this cute cross stitch pumpkin.

I think we all like autumn colours they can be rich and bright I added a sprinkling of leaves and grass, this was stitched on 16 count Aida with DMC threads.

This was the larger version but have not jet decided how I would like the finish, small cushion or a fabric frame to hang on the wall.

The needle felting is coming along nicely thank you for all your kind comments and feedback from my Instagram page when I shared these cuties

the first attempt was the chubby one on the left then I made the long eared owl improving slightly with the shape of the body making him a little slimmer.

It seems the long eared owl wins everyone liked him the best, so after finishing the owls I made these little hedgehog's with needle felt

my grand daughter loves these two. These were easy to display I used a wooden coaster for the base a little felt and moss, and two button size mushrooms to finish, they now sit on my mantel.

So what next well I have been sketching and I have started an embroidery from one of my sketches but I will share this with you on my next post πŸ˜ƒ or you will see it on my Instagram page.

Till next time, enjoy your week
Julie x

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Welcome cross stitch is finished and I have been needle felting.

Hello everyone, How are you all?

I have been busy I started back at work a few weeks ago time is flying past so quickly but it was so good to find time to stitch and dabble in a few new crafts to.

As some of you will have seen if you follow me on Instagram I posted the finished Welcome cross stitch design


I love the colours on this one I used DMC threads and stitched it on 16 count rustic Aida, the pattern is from an old magazine Home and Garden, I don't have a frame yet but have one in mind and I will be displaying this in my hall way.

I also made a few fabric book covers using fabric from my stash





Couldn't decide at first what embellishments to add but it was fun to mix and match so I made another one as there was just enough fabric left of the same pattern. They would make nice gifts and it did not take as long as I thought.

Also in a previous post I showed my attempt at needle felting starting with a small kit of a mouse which had been a gift for me, I loved it watching how you can build a 3D form into anything you want just by stabbing the fibre with a needle πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ I should have done this before!
So I made this little abstract scene and displayed it in a box frame.


This was a simple subject showing a small house with green fields sky and bright sun. I added a few seed beads  and embroidered a few stems for flowers, I really enjoyed making  this and I am now attempting to make 2 owls and if they work out I will show you in the next post.
Well that's all for now folks. Till next time.

Happy stitching  Julie.C xx

Friday, 19 July 2019

Finished crochet scarf and knitted pockets progress.

Hello everyone,
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I have finished the scarf😁

this was really easy to make and the yarn was lovely to work with to.


the pattern is by Laura at Happy Berry Crochet 
and the yarn is by King Cole

I am also making progress on the little knitted pockets.



This is so relaxing to do and I am in no rush to finish I will stop when I am happy with the size I want, It is one of those projects you could make while in the car or train etc; 


As you can see I have started to sew them together, the yarn is various sock yarns I started with the 4ply Opal yarn that is all gone now so there is a mix of variegated and plain colours.
The pattern is by Stephanie at Tiny Owl Knits

Before I finish this post I wanted to mention my blog friend Lynn is having a GIVEAWAY


If you are interested pop on over to Happiness Is Cross Stitching

It is a lovely blog to follow and Lynn kindly adds free patterns and tutorials for cross stitching, and she has an Etsy shop to.

Here is a picture below of one of her black cat cross stitch patterns I stitched a while ago.

Well that's all for now.
I hope you have a nice weekend. Happy knitting or stitching.

bye for now
Julie x

Friday, 12 July 2019

Crochet scarf,cross stitch update and needle felting.

Hi everyone πŸ˜€

How are you all?
I thought I was about due for an update on my blog and share some crochet and cross stitch progress with you all.

I first saw this yarn on
Happy Berry Crochet which was to make a lovely crochet scarf and new I had to have one for myself, made with King Cole yarn mixed with sparkly thread.



I have made plenty of progress so far.


Don't you love these colours? I am on the second ball one more to go, it will take 3 x 100g balls, you can find more about the pattern by Laura on her website.



Here is a little update on the WELCOME cross stitch I am doing,


 it's been slow going as I have had other things to do but I will finish it as I do not want it to be packed away in a box and forgotten about. Not only that the colours are lovely and bright and it will go perfectly in my hall way.

So one of the other things I have been trying out is some needle felting, and it is quite enjoyable I was bought a few small kits for beginners and one of them was to make a mouse, and here is the end result.




Is he cute or what Bruno my dog thought it was a new toy for him to play with so I will need to find a safe place for him to sit. I have more roving wool to use so now I am making a small picture and just getting used to playing with the fibre,


I guess this is one more hobby to add to my list of craft makingπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Till next time have a lovely weekend.

Julie x πŸ˜€