Thursday, 8 November 2012

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
White paperstock
Green paperstock
Red Inkstamp
Green Inkstamp
Red Organza
Red Button
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.

Talk soon,



  1. Hello

    Saw your post on stitch specialists and would love to follow you but could not see the icon to click to become a follower

  2. Hi Cami, delighted you have started to blog,it takes hard work and dedication, which you have loads of, can't wait to see more, will pop a link on my blog for you,
    see you Tuesday evening

  3. HI Cami, congrats on your new blog. If you allow followers then we can join and we get told automatically when you post something new...and of course you get to see the blogs of the people following you xx Fantastic stitching, very cute ornie. xxxx Gaynor

  4. Welcome to blog land Cami, your first post is great, I love your pieces, the first is going to look great in your kitchen and I do love the Halloween design, looks great.
    Your paper ornament is amazing.
    Look look forward to your next post.
    Elaine xxx

  5. Welcome to the blogland Cami :) I'm now stalking you here too eheheh :)...
    Congratulations on finishing the sunflower shelf it's really grogeous, and what a great idea to replace those single stitches by beads.... I might copy you on it if you don't mind eheh..
    And I love your paper ornament, it«s so cute :)


  6. Congratulations on setting up a blog. I used to have one and found that my life seemed to keep getting in the way of my posting. I enjoyed looking at your work.

  7. Lovely post Cami your Sunflower Shelf is so pretty.

    Look forward to seeing more posts from you.

    Hazel c (uk)

  8. Very nice Cami Your first real post was great :)...... well you wanted us to stalk you, so I am :))

  9. Beautiful pieces, Cami! I like how you added the beads to the Halloween one.

    Snoopy :D
    Snoopy's Homemade Fun

  10. Beautiful stitching !! I love the Sunflower shelf, I will have to look for it.

  11. Hi, been advised by Maud at Point Croises to hop along!! Glad I did, you're working on some lovely pieces.

  12. Hi Cami, congrats on your new blog. It looks great. See you tomorrow night. Aiveen