Update

Long Time, No See!

Hello there! It has been a while but with starting a new job at the beginning of the year and moving halfway through it, I’ve found it difficult to balance crafting with gaming and the general day to day stuff that needs to be done. With the move, we gained a box room so we set it up as a…

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Crochet, Update

Kitchen Sponge

I have a small collection of yarn collected from magazines that I bought before I had even started learning to crochet and I want to work my way through that. One magazine had included two balls of Drops Cotton Light which is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. For the violet ball I had, I decided to attempt to make my…

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Cross Stitch, Update

Autumn Mandala – AAN

When Alessandra asked for a model stitch on Autumn Mandala I jumped at the chance as the colours looked lovely. The threads and fabric that arrived certainly didn’t disappoint! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Automne 310. I jumped straight in with the variegated thread and started with cupule of the acorn with threadworx 1043 (OK, it being…

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Tea and Cake SAL #7

Hello, hello! Here’s the 7th and final post for Lakeside Needlecraft‘s Tea and Cake SAL. What would tea be without a pretty cup to hold it? And in true fashion, each cup is different! I only have two sets of matching cups (there’s only two in each) and they were Christmas presents! I have a mixture, plain cups and cups…

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Cross Stitch, Update

Tea and Cake SAL #6

Before we get on with this post, I thought I would let readers know (if they hadn’t seen it already) that the designer behind Lizzie*Kate is retiring. Sad news but I hope they enjoy their retirement! We’re very close to finishing the Tea and Cake SAL by Lakeside Needlecraft. This next part focuses on an item that I do have…

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Crochet

Ribbed Hat

For my other half’s birthday I decided to make him something and as it was getting cold – I thought a hat and scarf set would be ideal. Let’s ignore the fact that he doesn’t really feel the cold. I was stuck between a cable hat and a ribbed hat but with some careful questioning I found out that he…

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Cross Stitch, Update

Tea and Cake SAL #5

We’ve finished with the cakes in part 5 of Lakeside Needlecraft’s Tea and Cake SAL. We move on to a big component in everyday life…tea! I apologise for the lack of before backstitch photos but I found this part really difficult to photograph due to gloomy weather. I love the colours on this piece so bright. I’m not sure how…

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Cross Stitch, Update

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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Cross Stitch, Update

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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Cross Stitch, Update

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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