Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Beechnut Fairy Cross Stitch

flowerfairy 001
Here's a closer view of her, she's soooo cute....
flowerfairy 005

Having seen all the lovely Autumn inspired handmade items over at Stiched in Color - I was reminded of this that I made a few years ago. 

It now hangs on my mum & dad's wall and I think it took about 10 years on and off to complete!  I don't do as much cross stitch now as I find it time consuming and also a bit restrictive as I need to follow the pattern carefully.  I have several that still need finishing, including one from a charity shop that I have just seen is £79 I might dig that one out of the cupboard.  I wonder how many part finished sewing projects are hidden away in other crafters houses, when they move on to a new craft?

Celebrate Color

Thursday, 3 November 2011

More Shabby Than Chic Union Jack

Shabby Chic Union Jack by Lily's Quilt

My first quilt finished and now on show at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  I previously blogged here about the making of it.  The pattern is over in the Moda Bake Shop and it is by Lynne of Lily's Quilts.

I decided to machine the binding and I was very happy it worked first time as I used this tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts.

As I used some donated scraps I do not know what fabric it is made from, except there is some French General Rouenneries in there, so if you want to play i spy, then please let me know what you can see.
Shabby Chic Union Jack Quilt


The pattern requires large pieces of newspaper to be covered in fabric and then stitched to the paper.  I thought this was a fantastic idea and I sacrificed my souvenir copy of the Royal Wedding as it was the largest paper I had.