Tag Archives: Cross Stitch

Fan Stitchin’

18 Jul

I have always loved the quaint Home Sweet Home cross stitch you see in people’s homes and I am in love with a beautiful Sampler that Mr B’s Mum has in her house, but I have never really tried cross stitch for myself at least not since first school.

Doolallytat H took it up a few months back and has been really enjoying it and after looking at one of her cross stitch magazines (we are both so rock and roll) I decided I would give it a go.
And well dear reader I MAY BE HOOKED!


I couldn’t believe how calming it was I just sat in a big comfy chair with a cup of tea listening to some great music and did a bit of lettering:


I know it is not exactly great or exciting but it wasn’t bad for a first attempt. I then decided to look online for some inspiration and I was not disappointed.

Firstly this amazing sampler style pattern from the amazingly named Granniepanties


How amazingly cool is that!? And then just when I though cross stitch couldn’t get cooler, I found this on Flickr by Doaflip


Now any of you Spaced fans will know this is one of the amazingly funny quotes from the show and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to give one a go for myself.

I decided to go for a simpler design as it was only really my second attempt at a pattern and then I just had to decided out of all the quotes that I love from the show which one I would immortalise in thread……
And here it is in all it’s Spaced Geeky Glory:


This is one of my favourite quotes from the show not least because Mr B is always saying it to me when I am waffling.

I think I may do an Anchor Man one next think of the quotable cross stitch possibilities!



Crafty and Cross Stitch Creations…

26 Apr

What a busy week what with work and then trying to find time between playing Draw Some there is very little time for crafting….


There is always time for crafting

Last night I started making the first few Doolallytat Jubilee Button rings and they are seriously as cute as……….well a button.


And then today Doolallytat’s H has been putting her hand to some cross stitch wonderfulness:


And I must say I am very impressed although apparently the back of the stitching is not quite as neat as the front! (no picture of the back was made available)

I am off to visit Mr B and going to a surprise party this weekend so I am hoping to get started on some crafty bits that can be finished on my train journey tomorrow. So if you happen to see a girl on a train sewing and drinking lots of tea it could very well be me.