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!

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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:

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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

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

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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:

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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!

XOXOXOX

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….

NO OF COURSE NOT!

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.

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

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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.

XOXOX