Here it is my first real post :) It will be a long one because I have 3 projects to share but I promise posts will become smaller and easy to read.
The first photos are from a project started in May/2012 as part of the Yahoo group Emerald Isle SAL. It is a kit I purchased in 2011 at the RDS Knitting and Stitching show and I have hopes that it will be on my kitchen wall before Christmas. I'm no good in framing big pieces like that, so off to the framer next week.
Vervaco 70.480 - Sunflower shelf
Stitched in 14 count white Aida
Size: 14.8'' x 8''
Next photo is my Halloween decoration for this year. The pattern was a freebie from Kit&Bixby (Thank you Jenny for sending me the link). It was a quick stitch and DS loved the pumpkins. I replaced the border orange single stitches for orange beads and it added a bit of bling to it. Unfortunately, I was in a hurry when framing and ended up with fabric a bit off centre. (Mental Note: fix it before boxing it for next year)
Kit&Bixby - Happy Halloween - 2012
And last but not least: this one is paper-craft related. Last month I saw in the Stampinup online catalog a paper wreath made using their new set of Christmas stamps and dies, and needless to say, I fell in love with it. Big problem is that we cant get their products in Dublin (so far I couldn't find a single rep in this area), so that left me with the internet to search for alternatives. And it was in my destiny to meet this lovely lady last week at the RDS show, who happens to live near me and happens to have bought the Stampinup set while in Belfast last month. We got talking and I asked if by any chance the Sizzix Framelits set would do the same job and she reckoned it should. So off I went to buy the set and give it a try. And here it is the result:
Sizzix Framelits Ornaments#3
I still need to add the ribbon for hanging but couldn't decided in which one to use it.
So that's all for now. I will have another post soon as I'm very close to finish Part 7 of Papillon Creations - Around the World - SAL. This is has been so much fun to stitch, even though I struggle lots with most of the stitches.