Monday, 20 March 2017

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 2)

 
 
 
 
Hello Peeps,
 
 
I have been happily stitching away little fishes every day and
have now caught up with part 2 of the Under the sea SAL
 
Here are my latest little crosses
 
 
 

Under the sea SAL designed by Durene Jones

Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all, Ocean colour
2 over 1, using DMC threads
 
And the whole project so far..
 
 
 
 
Just when I thought I was doing so well with the catching up,
part 4 landed in my inbox a bit earlier than planned.
 
It was a nice surprise of course,
so better go back to my needles!
 
 
 
 
oOoOo

 
Time to announce the winner of my latest giveaway
The original chart from
Abby Rose Designs
Do more of what makes you happy!
 
 17 of you joined the fun (thank you so much to all of you Ladies!),
the winner is

Andrea

Congratulations!
Please kindly email me your address so that I can post the chart asap.



Toodles,
Mii
 





Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Do more of what makes you happy - Abby Rose Designs

 
 
 
Hello Peeps,
 
 
Well in between all those small monthly projects that I seem to be focusing on this year,
I do try to find time here and there to work on other pieces...
 
 
And so, I finally manage to come round to blogging about this small finish
I did a little while ago
 
 
Do more of what makes you happy



Apologies with my pictures, the sun was out in force at the time and unfortunately made them a bit too bright & shiny :)
 
 
A sweet & quick design, very much in tone with the Lizzie Kate style
 
Worked on Zweigart cotton evenweave, 32 count Brittney, granite colour
2 over 2 using listed DMC threads

 
 

Yet to be finished into something
- That is when "stitching" bug decides to leave some room/inspiration for "finishing" bug to strike! -


oOo


If you'd like a chance to stitch this pattern, please say so in your comment.
I am giving away the original chart to one lucky stitcher.
Happy to post worldwide too!

Winner will be announced in my next post!
 
 
Toodles,
Mii 
 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 1)

 
 
 
Hello peeps!
 
 
Despite all my best efforts in resisting the temptation,
I have recently joined the
 
Under the sea SAL
available at Lakeside Needlecraft
 
 
This is a year long project consisting of
12 monthly parts exclusively designed by Durene Jones
 
The end design will represent a full under the sea picture
 
 
Of course, I am a bit behind at the moment as the 3rd part has been released a few days ago,
but I should be able to catch up in no time!
 
 
So here is my first part, Mr Octopus!
 
 
 
I have decided to stitch the whole SAL on
16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All,
Ocean colour
 
Design worked 2 over 1
using the recommended DMC threads
 

 
 
So much details & colour changes,
Mr Octopus has been so much fun to stitch!
 

 
 
See you soon for part 2!
 
Toodles,
Mii
 


Monday, 6 March 2017

March Yearbook - Lizzie Kate



Good afternoon Peeps,


Another small update on my other monthly
on going project for this year


March Yearbook
from Lizzie Kate




Worked on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all
Linen colour

2 over 1 using DMC threads


Here how they look all together!
With a cheeky sneak peak of next month too...




Each monthly designs also come with their own charm.
I have decided to not add them for now.

As I am stitching them all together,
I am slightly worried the finished piece will look a bit to "bling-y" to my liking.

I will have to think about that again in December, when finished!


Toodles,
Mii
 


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fairy March - Lili of the valley

 
 
 
Hello Peeps,

 
Can you believe it? March is already here!
Spring is definitely in the air & we should soon enjoy some nice weather

 
 New month means new fairy finish to share with you all.
This one is Easter themed and look out of place for now
as we won't be celebrating Easter until April... but still, she does look so cute!
 
 
Fairy March
 
 
 
 
Stitched on 32 count Murano fabric
Halloween Mist colour
 
 
 
 
Worked 2 over 2
using recommended DMC threads
 
 
 
 
I am so pleased at how well the fabric colours
match this sweet design
Who thought Halloween colours would be a good match for an Easter design?!
 
 
 
 
No finishing ideas yet for this one but
I have certainly had fun stitching her, which for me is the most important.

Finishing bug seems to have gone away for now &
I am in no mood to go & look for it.

 
Now looking forward to the April one,
it is one of my few favourite is the fairy series.

 
Toodles,
Mii