Saturday 27 July 2013

Wipocalypse - post #7

Wipocalypse - post #7

Well I haven't really managed to work on any wips as such. But I have a few finishes and a start:

Finishes you have already saw:

Biscornu #330 - front

Biscornu #330 - back

Biscornu #105

Puppy #4 - Puppy Love

and updating on what you haven't seen yet ...

I have started 'Boats' of the Twilights series by Heritage Crafts (check out the sidebar for their shop).

July 2013

July 2013 - closeup

Completed Biscornu #229 in DMC 123 on some green iridescent sparkle aida (14 count). Fabric was bought from Heritage Crafts and chart from the Floss Box ... check out the sidebar for those.
Biscornu #229

And another finish ... aren't I'm good?

This is 'Haunted House' by the Snowflower Diaries. It was completed on Zweigart 28 count Pastel Linen Amsterdam Blue. In the following colours: DMC: 310 and blanc, and Anchor: 13 and 302

Furthermore 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' is now a finish thanks to my lovely mum. Check out the earlier post HERE. By the same designer. Both were done for the 2013 SAL. Check out the giveaway Maja (of the Snowflower Diaries) is having below.  

she made it into a heart with herbs

isn't it lovely?

attempting to hang on the frame
I might add on some more embroidery onto it ... but I might just leave it like that.

Talking of my mums hearts ... they are available on the craft fairs that we do ... plus coming soon to etsy.

Well that is it for the month's update.


'blankets bears and bootees' by Debbie Bliss 5/10
I was looking for a perfect pattern to knit some bootees for a craft fair... and do check out the bunny:



'baby & toddler Knits' by DK 4/10
more bootees ...


'Knitted Cats & Kittens' by Sue Stratford 6/10
Some cute cats ...



#1 - Anniversary Giveaway @ Book of Wishes
Elena has extremely cute creations on her blog, including beautiful cross stitched items. Check out her giveaway. 

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 31st July 2013

#2 - First Giveaway @ The Snowflower Diaries
A generous giveaway from a lady who is already kind in her sharing charts of her designs.

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 4th August 2013

#3 - Little candy @ Liberty Needlework

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 1st August 2013

#4 - Giveaway No.7 @ Raspberry Jam

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 1st August 2013

#5 - Giveaway No. 2 @ Magic Box
A winner of this giveaway can chose one of the two:

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 1st August 2013

#6 - A giveaway @ Knit v Crochet
Love the blog title. In my opinion knitting will always win over crochet. But that's me ...
So you obviously get a choice of a giveaway to go for ...

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 1st August 2013

#7 - A giveaway @ Bliss

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 31st July 2013

#8 - Summer giveaway @ frk.regnbue

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 1st August 2013

Till soon,

Thursday 25 July 2013

Puppy Love by Margaret Sherry

Dear all,

Days seem to fly by, 'to do list' seems to grow, and I fall behind with it. There was a Wipocalypse check in recently ... hmm 3 whole days ago. But as I only have little time before I depart for work I decided I can't face such a big task. So I will skip (or rather fall behind) the Wipocalypse, graduation, and the Edinburgh trip updates (I do have some pictures to share).

Instead you can see my Puppy Love final post ... since I was going only to do 4 of them ... they are all done now ...

Puppy #1

Puppy #2

Puppy #3
and the last one ...

Puppy #4
I got the chart from bookazine "The Best of Margaret Sherry". And the 4 chosen puppies were stitched on fennel dyed evenweave. 

A few giveaways:

#1 - 'Cherries per te' blog birth giveaway @ In the World of Cooking
One of the ladies whom I follow posted about this small giveaway ... apologies for a late notice. Franca is only starting out in the world of blogging ... and I do hope she will stay for a long journey ... she has already posted 2 exciting recipes that I would like to try (she has a google translate on her blog - excellent for me), very exciting. 

To enter click HERE.
Deadline: Tonight midnight (not sure what time zone)!

The next two giveaways belong to a very friendly lady, Bernadett, whom I follow. Thanks to her I have potentially found a new place for bargain shopping online 

#2 - Blog Anniversary Giveaway @ Petite Armoire

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 31st July 2013

#3 - 200 Followers Giveaway Petite Armoire 

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 31st July 2013

Well on this very pleasant note I will say goodbye, lets hope till soon when I can share my last weeks adventures and last months of stitching (most of which you have already saw).

Saturday 13 July 2013

TUSAL - post 7, several finishes, new favourite online shop and some giveaways to share ...

Dear all,

I am going to Edinburgh tomorrow to visit the zoo and their pandas! I am very excited. And it is my graduation (again) next Wednesday ... so there are tonnes of excitement in my life.

On to updates.


July 2013

2013 so far and July

2013 so far with July 

So many orts ... will need to push them into the glass soon ... or get a larger jar.

Some finishes and a new favourite shop:

The new shop came recommended by the amazing Sarah of 'Sarah in Stitches'. Click HERE to see her blog.

And the shop (you might ask) is The Floss Box. To check it out click HERE.

It has long been my desire to stitch a biscornu or two, so I have asked Sarah what shop would she recommend, and she was kind enough to respond with some suggestions. At the Floss Box the charts can be either downloaded, sent to you by email or post. I stuck to downloading ... and had them immediately on payment. They are also quite cheap and could be bought with paypal. I bought 4 so far, and have stitched 2 already (3rd is in progress).

The finishes include:

Biscornu #105:

I have used slightly different colours by Anchor:

and this is how it came out:


Biscornu #330
This biscornu is in monochrome. I used DMC 69 on black fabric. The thread is variated colour.


I love how this one turned out, though it took longer than expected to stitch it. I do have the final puppy by Margaret Sherry to show you ... but I'll leave that for a separate post.


To enter you need 2 messages:
Deadline: 17th July 2013

#2 - 50 followers giveaway @ Heather's Stitches
A lady that I follow is currently celebrating reaching 50 followers with some stationary and tea giveaway (I do love tea).

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 31st July 2013

#3 - 60th Birthday giveaway @ Everybody loved Clark
It was recently brought to my attention that this lady is having an extremely generous giveaway. So I am passing on the information (which to be fair most of you already have).

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 15th July 2013

#4 - 200 Followers Bunny giveaway @ Cross Stitch Cottage
It seems only recently did this lady celebrate her 100 followers giveaway, but she is becoming increasingly popular; pop along to see her knitting and embroidery creations ... and her magnificent cat. I need one of those.

To enter click HERE.
Deadline: 31st July 2013

#5 - A spotty giveaway @ PatchMania
A lady who creates some great patchwork is having a giveaway. I am so jealous of the quality of her photos. 

love the spots ...

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 25th July 2013

#6 - Giveaway @ A House by the Sea
Another kind giveaway:

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 24th July 2013

#7 - Varnish/Silk giveaway @ Sunny world of Yamir
This lady is doing two giveaways ... silk yarn and nail varnish.

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 20th July 2013

#8 Giveaway with a surprise @ Handmade by Natulja
Another blog I have discovered where a lady makes adorable toys from linen. I will begin my own soon ... I promise (my will be fluffy and cute ... I think)

To enter click HERE
Deadline: 25th July 2013

#9 - 2nd blogaversary Giveaway @ Sub Rosa Cross Stitch blog
A lady that I follow is having a giveaway of 3 cushions! There will be 3 winners. She designs some lovely designs. One could lose track of all the things I want to buy.

But if you are not the winner or are and want the patterns the lady is giving them free if you purchase one of her charts (till 31st July 2013). I might be very tempted by this (will wait for my pay first to see if I can afford a little stash enhancement).

To enter click HERE.
Deadline: 20th July 2013

Till soon,