Showing posts from February, 2014

Easter Surprise Giveaway

Easter Surprise Giveaway For a chance to win: Be a follower & stitch-holic, Leave a comment stating you wish to participate A winner will be randomly picked & announced on the 1st April Giveaway closes on the 31st March Good luck to everyone! Happy Stitching!

Let Love Bloom - Country Cottage Needleworks

Happy belated Valentine's Day! Sorry I am a day late with my post Things have been quite busy, windy & rainy around here Let's just say this is my excuse :)
First is my latest finish Let Love Bloom from CCN Stitched on 28ct Brittney evenweave lilac, 2 over 2 Using preconised DMC colours except for the greens Full stitches & French knots

Finished as a pinkeep
using batting, pink fabric, pink ribbon & coloured pins


Recently I was lucky to win the main prizes on several giveaways!

There was one from sweet June at Butterfly wings
This one is a little special, so will be subject to a later post


There was also Steph's giveaway over at Show & Tell
I was really surprised to find out I came first & won her mystery parcel
Here are the lovely items I've received, all nicely packed in a HUGE envelope

A sweet card, salty caramel candle & buttons assortment

The cutest little felty creation
Perfect for my pins, needles & scissors

Valentine Bird - Heart In Hand

It was with great pleasure I agreed to take part in a Valentine themed exchange with
Shannon from A bit of this and that over in USA.


Here are the great goodies I've received

Shannon made the cutest, neatest, most perfect little pinkeep!
The design is so sweet and the item smells gorgeous too
Thank you sweetie, I am absolutely thrilled with my gifts :)


This is what I prepared for the swap
I chose Valentine Bird chart from Heart In Hand
Stitched it on 28 ct Zweigart Brittney evenweave, lilac colour
Used most of the listed DMC colours and some of my own choice,
Worked 2 over 2 and added a heart button

This little chart was really fun to work on, it also had 2 speciality stitches which were a first for me!

I decided to finish this bird as an ornament and had quite an ordeal with it!!
Note I made this before I actually took time to fix my sewing machine...

I used a pink Tilda fabric for the back and also had a go at ruched ribbon...
This was a first too for me and it was …

Lavender Chick - Catherine Tough

I was so happy to meet one of my lovely creative friend today! Her little world is just pure bliss, go and visit her online shop Seek It Out
She stocks a variety of crafty items

It has been a little while since we last catch up and she surprised me with a little gift This is a cute Lavender Chick from Catherine Tough Look how delightful it looks when you first open the box!
What a comfy looking nest...

This knitted little chick is filled with lavender buds & wheat. It does smells heavenly, such a subtle fragrance Made with felted lambswool fabric, a leather beak and plaited legs!! So adorable, I really I'm in love with it
Thank you so much ☺

I have also been blog hopping recently and discovered the most fabulous blog This lady is so talented, her creations are just so precious Hop along and visit Tatcon from Beautiful Things

Now off to do some cross stitch fabric dying with tea!
This is a first, I hope it will go well.
Any tips before I venture are totally welcome!!

Happy St…

February Stamp - Lizzie Kate

We're in February already! This is the beginning of the month, so on my little blog, it can only mean: Lizzie Kate Stamp time!

Here it is! Stitched on Zweigart Brittney lilac fabric, 28 ct  (even though the pictures don't really show the colour so well!)
I've used all DMC charted colours, 2 over 2
Finished off as a very small & cute little cushion With supplied pink buttons for the flowers, Tilda fabric, white lace & charm
I finally fixed my sewing machine, so the finishing off was a doodle!!
Amazing what can be done when one actually take time to follow the set up instructions :P
On an other note, emails have been sent out yesterday for the Easter Egg-change You should all know who your partner will be :) In this year exchange we are 22 participants, from 11 different countries So pleased with the response & many apologies to those of you I had to turn down I hope you'll join the fun next year
Off to watch the Rugby - Six Nations is back on! - & …