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Seek It Out Offer

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Hello Peeps! My dear friend over at
Seek It Out is closing down her retail side of the business this Sunday
and everything must go!! There are a few cross stitch kits that you could be tempted to get, hurry while stock last Use the code SUMMERTIME at checkout to get 50% off

Toodles, Mii



Mail Art Swap

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Hello Peeps!

It's about time I share with you all, the little creations both sent & received
following my first Mail Art Exchange.


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I have sent my envelope a little while ago to Rita in Sweden

For this occasion, I have opted to stitch Snail Mail from Lizzie Kate
This is a bonus design from the stamp collection that
I was kindly gifted by Louise in 2013


Stitched on 14ct dark rustic aida fabric 2 over 1, using all preconized GAST, WDC threads.
I took the liberty to swap 1 GAST for a Nina's Thread Finished off as my first envelope, complete with
lining on the inside and
a press stud for closing  I have also added a very British postcard, small chart and cotton threads 
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Here is the pieces I have received from
Thoeria all the way from South Africa


 The back


 The front


What a wonderfully made envelope!!
With my intial & I have conveniently placed (to hide my address, which was stitched too!)
some beautiful threads that were in my envelope too.



Thoeria has been way t…

Granny Stripe Baby Blanket - Maybe Matilda

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Hello Peeps!! I am back & am so so so happy :) Do you remember my little crochet adventure?? Well, that is it!! All done as off yesterday afternoon!! Yes, I have made & finished my first crochet project: A granny stripe baby blanket. I am so proud of myself and am ever so grateful for the wonderful tutorial made by Maybe Matilda OoO So here it is, after a bit of practising, it's done & ready to go to it's new home. I have used DMC Natura Cotton Ombre (less than 3 50gr yarn) and Amaranto (less than 2 50gr yarn)  Finished off with a scalloped border Apologies for blurry & colour variations on my pictures...


I love this little blanket! It's so soft too. OoO Well my little hiatus is now over. I am back to my beloved cross stitching needles that I have missed so much. Will be back soon to share with you my first Mail Art Exchange Toodles, Mii

A Little Wedding - Lizzie Kate

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Hello Peeps!


As you probably already know, Ariadne recently got married.

My plan was to send her a little surprise on time for the wedding.
Somehow I got confused with the date and my parcel ended up being sent after the big day!

It has now arrived safely, so I can share this with you


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Design is called A Little Wedding and is from Lizzie Kate

Chart came with 32ct lambswool linen fabric and a key charm
My model was worked using DMC stranded cotton
2 over 2 (& 1 over 1 for personalisation details - That was fun!)



As you know, my sight is not the best so I found stitching 1 over 1 on 32ct was quite a challenge!
But I've done it and am really pleased with these tiny crosses :)


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Finished of as a small pinkeep,
which I found would be ideal for a keepsake.
I used trim, pins & fabric from my stash The back... Congratulations to you both, wishing you many, many, years of happiness!!    Toodles, Mii

Crochet update

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Hello Peeps!! So you thought I'd given up, didn't you? Well, you don't know me very well then, I am a stubborn person so... Went back on that crazy adventure of mine to learn to crochet. OoO This time, I tried to make a granny square. I have always loved those! I found a really good tutorial on Heather's blog called Little Tin Bird All I can say is thank you sweetie for the perfect explanations, I have finally made my first square :) Ok, it's not perfect but I've made it! So then I tried another one, of course. That was it, I was on a roll! OoO Went back on the beautiful baby stripe blanket tutorial from Rachel at Maybe Matilda I was so impressed with my start that I've decided I was feeling confident enough to give it a go with the real stuff So off I went for a quick trip to Hobby Craft to purchase a posh hook & 100% cotton DMC Natura wool This is my start. To all the expert crochet ladies, please do give me your opinion Good or bad, I won't be o…

Taste the rainbow!

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Hello Peeps!


Look what has arrived through my letterbox last week!
A wonderful surprise from Steph, Show & Tell


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See, I have been admiring her recent rainbow crochet blanket.
It was my plan to learn to crochet to make a stripe blanket...

Knowing my sister was pregnant,
she's decided to use the leftover and made another blanket for Frenchie Baby Girl.

This is so so sweet! 

Now I wish I could keep it but it will be passed on to its new home soon. There were a few goodies too, which included a cute Snoopy mini pillow. I love it! It has now found its place on my stash shelf :)  And fabric, mini buttons & Gorjuss ribbon!!! Ooh, I love it all. Thank you so much Steph for this unexpected surprise. I can assure you your gifts will be treasured. Now as for my crochet learning... Well, I really wanted to make a granny stripe baby blanket using DMC Natura Cotton. I found the most fabulous free tutorial from Maybe Matilda here Being cleaver, I purchased one of them magazines that…