Monday, 13 February 2017

Alice In Wonderland - Bothy Threads

 
 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
Back in March 2015 I was gifted this kit for Mother's Day.
After focussing on this project in Jan/Feb,
it is now finally finished!
 
 
 
Alice in Wonderland
Bothy Threads

 
kit version and includes:
14 count hand dyed Zweigart Aida fabric
Black Madeira stranded cotton

 
Stitched 3 over 1
4 pages in total
 
 
 
 
I only wish I had opted to use Linen instead of the Aida fabric.
 
The design is mainly full crosses but for some of the details, half stitches are also used.
Sadly, I feel these didn't work on Aida...
 
My Cheshire Cat is now not grinning so much and
it looks like Alice is trying to do some kind of finger shadow puppets!
 
 
 
 
Now, what to stitch next?
 
Toodles,
Mii
 


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

My gift to you - La D Da


 
Hello Peeps,
 
It has been difficult to keep this little project secret
but since the recipient has now received it, I can share this small finish with you.

The reason for the secrecy?
Justine's birthday!

So I made her a small present as a token of our friendship
 
 

 
Modified freebie design
from La D Da
 
Stitched on 32 count Permin linen lambswool
2 over 2 using ThreadworX fibres 1053 & 1080
 
 

 

Finished off (biscornu style) as a small pincushion

Sent out with birthday card & gift voucher.




HaPpY BiRtHdAy Justine!


Toodles,
Mii
 
 


Monday, 6 February 2017

Fairy February - Lili of the Valley

Hello Peeps,
We are now in February and it is fairy time!
Fairy February
Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all
Cabbage colour
2 over 1,
using DMC recommended colours



This cutie was finished off as an envelope
for a small exchange with Albéna
with a theme of St Valentine


Front


Using fabric, ribbon & button from my stash

The finished envelope was not perfect
but I was still pleased with the overall look.



and back


Included were a cross stitch chart, buttons & silk thread.


oOoOo


Here is the envelope I have received from Albéna



Cute little cats in love! from French designer Isabelle Vautier.


Toodles,
Mii

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February Yearbook - Lizzie Kate



 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
As you know, this year I am working on a few small monthly projects.
 
You've already seen my January Yearbook finish last month,
now let's see the February one.
 
 
February Yearbook
 
 


Stitched on the same piece of fabric as last month,
which is 16 count Aida from Sew it All, linen colour
2 over 1 using recommended DMC threads.
 
 

 
oOoOo
 
 
The winner of the snowman chart giveaway
Let's be jolly by Ursula Michael is
 
 
Congratulations!
 
Please email me your address so that I can send you the chart.
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the giveaway,
I'm sorry you didn't win this time.
  
 
Toodles,
Mii