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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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.…

Continue Reading