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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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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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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Cross Stitch, Update

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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Cross Stitch, Update

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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Cross Stitch, Update

Tempus Fugit by AAN

Tempus Fugit was released by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks (AAN) earlier this year and I and a few other members of the Facebook group were lucky enough to be accepted along when Alessandra put a call out for model stitchers. I chose Tempus Fugit from the designs available. I started in the middle with this design and I had a little…

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