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Tea and Cake SAL #4

You may be surprised to read this but there are more cakes in part 4 of Lakeside Needlecraft’s Tea and Cake SAL. This time we have little fairy cakes also topped with plenty of buttercream. Durene Jones and I seem to be on the same wavelength when it comes to cakes. With this part I realised how much of a…

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Tea and Cake SAL #3

For part 3 of Lakeside Needlecraft’s Tea and Cake SAL, we’ve got two scrumptious looking cupcakes with plenty of buttercream. Mmmm! With this part I realised just how much the backstitch makes a difference so I’ve decided to take before and after backstitch photos from now on with this piece. Just look at how it pops! Here is the full…

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Tea and Cake SAL #2

The first section of the Tea and Cake SAL by¬†Lakeside Needlecraft¬†(available in the files of their Facebook group) features a delightful three tier cake. I stuck with the recommended DMC colours for this section. I like the idea of cake stands but I don’t know if I’ll ever get one as a) I don’t make enough cakes and b) they…

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Tea and Cake SAL #1

Lakeside Needlecraft have been keeping quite a few stitchers busy with their stitch-alongs (SAL). They teamed up with Durene Jones to provide those in the Facebook group with a free mini SAL. Here is my start on the Tea and Cake SAL. For the border, I decided to use one of the variegated silk threads I had in my stash.…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and I hope this year is a good one for all of you! Our Christmas was quiet, relaxing and full of good food. I spent some of my time cross stitching and managed to complete most of this reindeer card. I say most because I thought all I had left to do…

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