Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Stamp - Lizzie Kate | And a Winner...

 
Hello dear stitching friends!
Would you believe it, April is already here!
It will soon be time for Easter and those yummy chocolates :P

oOo

I finally have some cross stitch finish that I can show you! 
Now, as it is the first day of the month, it is Lizzie Kate Stamp time

Here is my latest April Stamp



April Stamp design from Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 28ct green cloud evenweave
(purchased last year at a craft fair and I sadly have no idea who it's from)
2 over 2, using all preconized DMC colours



Front

Finished as a little needlebook!
- This was a first for me -
It's so simple, I'll definitely make some more in future


I used buttons, ribbons, batting, Tilda fabric, pink felt and a few pins
And voila...


Back
Inside

What do you think?
I would say it's not bad for a first attempt, wouldn't you?


oOo

 
 


Do you remember my Easter Surprise Giveaway?

Yes, you must do, I've been on about it for the past few weeks!!

Well it's now time to announce the winner


 
This morning I put all the participants names in a pottery piece,
mixed all the names and randomly picked one...

 

 
 
 
And the winner is...
 
JACQUIE from My Journey
Congratulations sweetie!
 
I believe I already have your address,
(thanks to the lovely RAK blog we are now belonging to)
so just keep an eye on your letterbox ☺

 
Many thanks to all of you (And my, there were a lot of YOU!)
who have kindly taken parts and joined the fun,
I truly wish I could offer you all a little something.
Sadly I still haven't won the Lottery jackpot...

oOo

Ohmygod ohmygod!!!
Have you seen one of the latest Gorjuss kit??
Ladybird
This is so so so cute, I'm falling in love again!


Source: Bothy Threads - Gorjuss Ladybird

Happy Stitching!
Mii

100 comments:

  1. beautiful finish, love the new gorjuss too. Have it in my stash, could not resist it♥

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    1. Oooh you're so lucky to have her already! I will have to hint to my husband that I really REALLY like her :D

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  2. Beautiful little needlebook! And congrats to Jacquie!

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  3. I love your little needle book.

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    1. Thank you Grit :)
      Yes, I'm please with it, considering it was my first attempt!

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  4. I love your needlebook - its so cute. Congrats to Jacquie for winning. xx

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie!
      I so wish everyone was a winner...

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  5. Pretty little needle case.You are on a roll now with making things.
    Congrats on your 5 mins of fame.

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    1. Lol! Thank you Julie!
      I'm giving it a go for sure :)

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  6. I'd say your needlebook looks just perfect--love the fabric that you chose and the cute flower button!

    Congratulations to Jacquie!!

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I had fun making this needlebook :)

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  7. Your needle book is wonderful and so spring-like. The finish is just perfect and you have selected a beautiful finishing materials for it.

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    1. Thank you so much for always leaving such kind comments!!

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  8. That is such a cute design and what a great job you did on the finishing. The needlebook is very pretty - love the fabric and trims you chose.
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret!! Glad you like it too :)

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  9. Loving your april stitching - such a beautiful finish too xxx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  10. Thanks for showing the new Gorjuss kit, it will be going on my want list. I really like the April needle book, it is a lovely way to do a different finish. xx

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    1. Thank you Kay.
      I will definitely get this Gorjuss girl, she is just adorable!

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  11. What a gorgeous needlebook! I love the fabric you chose...it's perfect!

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    1. Thank you very much Rhona!
      I am really please with how it looks, not bad for a first :)

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  12. Hooray for Jacquie! :)
    Your needlebook, I love it! Great fabric.

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    1. Thank you Vickie!
      Have a wonderful day!!

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  13. Congrats to the winner and what a cute finish of the April stamp into s needle book!

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    1. Thank you Lulu!!
      So wished everyone was a winner...

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  14. Congrats to Jacquie!!! And very nice needlebook!
    R

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  15. Congrats to Jacquie!!! And very nice the needldbook... well done!
    R

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  16. hello ! ADORABLE
    have a happy stitch day !
    happy spring for you !
    bises

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    1. Merci!!
      Te souhaitant une très belle journée :)

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  17. That is a beautiful finish for a very cute piece of stitching Mii! Well done! Did you work from a pattern to make it into the needlebook or did you work it out for yourself? Either way it's really lovely no one would think it was a first attempt! The new Gorjuss kit is very sweet - maybe an Easter treat instead of an egg?? ;-) Have a lovely stitchy week,
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen!
      No I didn't work from a pattern, I just worked it out as I went along... The fiddly bit was to insert the batting to make sure it lay nice & flat!!
      No Easter egg for me (I'm forever on diet!!) but you're right maybe this sweet little girl instead... who knows?? Have a lovely day x

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  18. You have excellent sewing skills! Such a lovely little needlepoint you've created. :)

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    1. Thank you!!
      I just took it one stitch at a time - can I say this, when using a sewing machine?? -

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  19. Gorgeous finish! I've never made a needlebook - you make it look so simple! :D

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    1. Believe me Sarah, it is easy!
      I can't give you a tutorial as I made mine without one, but browse the web, I'm sure you'll find something

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  20. Congrats to Jacquie , your stitching looks great it is such a fun stitch.

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      I had so many participants, I so wish I could treat every one of them with a little something...
      Better start with something for the RAK blog :)

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  21. Lovely little needlebook.

    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Thank you Manuela.
      Have a lovely day!

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  22. Very good for a first attempt, I love it :)

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  23. What a wonderful surprise! I am such a lucky person thank you so much :) I am over the moon as its made me smile, I just got back from college from doing a maths exam and this was so unexpected.. THANK YOU xx

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    1. You are most welcome sweetie!!
      Enjoy your luck :)

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    2. By the way, hubby will post your parcel this afternoon...

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    3. Very excited, thank you :) xx

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  24. OH WOW!! I love your Lizzie Kate needle book.. its beautiful. And your first attempt?? Goodness your sewing skills are brilliant. I love what you do with your stitching.. ha ha that is why I am always looking at your blog! :)
    I have not seen or heard of Gorjuss designs... I know where have I been!? It IS lovely... the colors are lovely too I can see why you like it.
    Smiles to you :)

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    1. Thank you! I just try after finding ideas & inspiration on all these lovely blogs :)
      I have never learn to sew. I just bought a sewing machine last year & gave it a go!!!
      What?! You have never heard of the Gorjuss little girl, OMG!!! There are plenty of charts available at Bothy Threads or if you're desperate to have it now, like me, pop to Hobby Craft! They do store some of these kits! I'm now even going to talk about all the merchandising products.... I so need to win the lottery :P
      Take care sweetie & keep an eye on your letterbox! xx

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  25. Beautiful needle book, Mii.

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    1. Thank you Kate!!
      I was lucky this first attempt end up so nicely :)

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  26. Your needle book is SO CUTE!! And congrats to Jacquie - what a lucky lady.
    Hugs -

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes, Jacquie is very lucky at the moment :D

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  27. Oh Mii, se te ha quedado un guardagujas, de lo mas adorable y tierno, con esas telas de Tilda. Y la gorjuss, me encanta también. Besitos canarios.

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    1. LOL! Thank you!!! Glad you like my finish too :)

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  28. Congrats to the winner!As for your little needle book it is absolutely lovely so go on and make more!You can sew so well too!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Awww thank you sweetie, you're so kind!!!
      Take care x

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  29. Lovely stitching and a great finish

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    1. Thank you so much Lesley!
      Have a lovely day x

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  30. Congratulations to the winner! :o)

    I love your needlebook! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    1. Thank you!
      It makes a change from cushion or ornament :D
      I thought I'd try & kept my fingers crossed!! The finish is really pretty, I like it!

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  31. Love the needle book!!! The fabric and notions you picked for it worked perfectly. Congrats to you too Jacquie.

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    1. Thank you so much Jan, I'm so happy you like my little needlebook!!

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  32. You made a lovely needle book!
    And I think, you just need that new Gorjuss!

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    1. Do you think so?
      Do I REALLY need it??? :D I agree with you... she's a must have!

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  33. Congrats, beautiful work :)

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  34. Congrats on the adorable finish Mii.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda!!
      Have a lovely day x

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  35. Congratulations Jacquie! Your finishing is gorgeous as always. No one would ever guess the needlebook was your first one. Such pretty spring colours. I haven't stitched a Gorjuss design yet but they are very pretty.

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    1. Thank you Justine!!
      The Gorjuss girls are so hard to resist and fun the stitch. Although I must admit, I'm not too keen on the backstitch in her hair... I'm hoping to get this one soon, I just love her dress and the choice of colours :)

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  36. Hello, I just passed by here to know your wonderful blog! There are so many amazing things and stitches here!! I enjoy making new stitching friends!! If you want to, come to see my blog someday.
    http://belezadopontocruz.blogspot.com.br/
    Hugs from Brazil,
    Priscila

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    1. Thank you Priscila!!!
      Have a lovely day!

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  37. Beautiful work! - and thank you! :)

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  38. Très joli étui à aiguilles. J'aime bien le tissu fleuri. Bonne journée.

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    1. Merci!! Tes petits commentaires sont toujours les bienvenus :)

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  39. fantastic !! superb little needle book you've done :)
    a success for that first attempt...
    I love doing needle books :)
    beautiful stitching and great choice of fabric, ribbons....really great :)
    congrats to lucky Jacquie of course
    and no no no....I saw that Gorjuss girl somewhere last week and no no no...I'll resist !! =)
    she too beautiful !
    have a great day
    xxxx

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    1. Hahah! I don't think I'll resist her!!! Went to the LNS yesterday & they didn't have her.... oh well, I'll have to order her online ;)
      Have a fantastic day (I know it has started well... )!!!
      Big bisous

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  40. So pretty!!!! The Tilda fabric is so nice.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Eva

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  41. Lovely needlework book and Big Congratulations to Jacquie too. It's great to treat a new blogger to a win!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting & kindly leaving a comment Jo :)

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  42. Wow that turned out brilliant. Congrats on a very nice finished project. And congrats to Jacquie. I love the latest Gorjuss girl hmmm may have to just get that one too.
    Alicia xox

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    1. Lol!!! I've become obsessed with her now... I MUST buy this kit, it's got my name on it :D

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  43. Adorable essai, tu peux recommencer !! Bon weekend..

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    1. Merci!!!
      Il va falloir que j'investisse dans une paire de sciseaux à cranter....

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  44. OMG thta gorjuss is awesomely beautifull!!
    I didn;t see it yet..
    I only saw the purple one with the balloon.
    Your april piece is aweosme.. nice needle book!!!

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    1. Thank you Annette!!!
      I've become addicted with these little girls, I really really want this one :D

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  45. Lovely needlework book! Congratulations to Jacquie too.

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  46. I've seen the new releases... Trying not to think about them!! Lol I still have a few more to stitch before going to these new girls :p hehehe stitched many last year but.. With my baby boy now, I think I won't be able to stitch as many in the same amount of time heheheh
    Congrats to the lucky winner!! :) and your finish looks just perfect! :D well done!!!

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    1. Thank you Nia!!!
      Have a lovely day xxx

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  47. Ohhh! Your needle book is perfectly perfect! I love it very much.
    Well done to the winner ^_^
    Oh wow!! That is a very lovely new Gorjuss kit!!
    XOX

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