Showing posts from July, 2015

Seek It Out Offer

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

Hello Peeps!

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


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 

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

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

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


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 :)


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

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!

Hello Peeps!

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


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…