Monday, 29 December 2014

A New Year and A New Challenge

Well, its nearly 2015 and for this new years new challenge I've chosen to try my hand at silk ribbon embroidery and this is what I have chosen to start with

Oh I love a challenge
and just to add to the challenge all the instructions are in chinese
but does that deter me...
I  WILL conquer this beautiful picture and craft.
keep tuned for updates

Last years challenge was to learn how to use a sewing machine
and through the year I made my first ever Quilt which you can see Here and two tote bags and gathered lots of fabric to stash for future projects :))
Wishing everyone a very happy new year in all your craft adventures.


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Look What Santa Claws Got Me

Look what Santa claws got for me...

I win..hahaha I'll just sit on it lol

hope you're all having fun...like me,
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

Pooh and friends

What I'm working on at the moment,
Happy Christmas to all,
See you all in the new year.

pooh and friends

I love latch hooking, its so easy and relaxing to do on a cold winters day sitting by the fire with a warm rug on your lap!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Winter Greetings

Have you been 

Have you been


Have you been 
Naughty but Nice
hahaha :))

These are my 2 Christmas Ornaments for this year
Naughty and Nice from the Winter Greetings collection by Mill Hill Charmed Ornaments,

I was going to make more but time has not been on my side this year so it is just these 2 but there are more in my stash drawer for next year :)

SO...What have you been :)
is Santa Coming...

Happy Stitching :)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Through the eyes of a child

vintage christmas

Do you remember when YOU were a child, and it was the holidays,
Finally!! it was here! 
Cold noses pressed against cold windows,
presents wrapped up in glitter and string,
stockings hung at the end of the bed,
waiting for Santa and what he may bring.

vintage christmas

And there was the magic, oh yes.
and the absolute certainty that anything was possible.
Through the eyes of a child we find the joy of Christmas.
in their hearts we find its meaning.

Merry Christmas 

vintage christmas

 from my house to yours

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Sting in the Tail :) Baby Bear block #11

This is cute baby bear and he has his face in the bee hive looking for honey
and a bee ready to take aim

stoney creek, woodland babies
stoney creek, woodland babies

Happy Stitching :)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sizzix Dies Galore

Hi Everyone :)
Just a quick post to share my latest sizzix dies with you,
the animal ones are really cute :)
I haven't had a chance to try them out yet but am adding to my collection while working on my afghan.
lots of fun to be had in the new year I think :))

Happy Stitching :)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Baby Turtle Block # 10

Hi All
Baby Turtle is done at last :)

stoney creek, woodland babies
stoney creek, woodland babies

And this is the blanket so far
only 3 more babies to go :)
Happy crafting :))

stoney creek, woodland babies
stoney creek, woodland babies

Happy Stitching :)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Beautiful books for crafters

Hi all :)
I bought some beautiful craft books from Amazon the other day that I'd like to share with you,
They look really nice and some easy to do projects... just what I like lol :)

The first book is love to sew by Christa Rolf and has some fun and wonderful projects

Like this Love pillow and many more cute things in patchwork

Book two is

Snug as a bug by from melly and me,
and has cute things for babies and toddlers that crafters can make

this lovely comfort blanket with a cute bug in the corner :))

Book Three is Half  yard Heaven by Debbie Shore

and is an ideal book for ideas on using up some fabrics to make small projects

The owls and cats look lovely :)
there are lots of projects in these books and I think I'm going to be very busy.
happy crafting! 

Friday, 3 October 2014

MR Foxy Block #9

Hi All :)
Here is MR Foxy :) I finished him on September 27th
isn't he a little cutie...another block on my baby Afghan done :)
Only four more to go..LOL

stoney creek, woodland babies
stoney creek, woodland babies

Happy Stitching :)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

My New Sizzix

Hello All :)) 
I have bought a sizzix, it looks great and will be a real asset when I get back to doing my quilting again, with the sizzix you can cut card shapes as well as felt and fabrics for stuffed toy making.
you have to buy what they call "dies", they are basically templates with sharp blades in, you lay your fabric or card on the die and cover it with a hard piece of plastic and then thread it through the machine, rollers on the machine push up the blades and it cuts your fabric or card to that shape, very ingenious and very handy for cutting exact sizes when quilting :))) cant wait to give it a go.
I've bought 3 dies to start with...has anyone else got a sizzix? and what have you made with yours.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Framed at last

Happy hump day to all :))) here we are again another week nearly done and a new month!
OCTOBER already! soon be xmas hahaha OMG I don't know where this year has gone and I don't remember seeing much of summer lol
Well, at last I got round to getting my Summer and Winter cats framed...Summer cat has only been waiting a year lol but they're done now and they did a lovely job at the framers. I did my best at taking photos of them but is impossible to get a clear photo of them without the glass glare and reflections, sorry about that, hope you like them :))

Happy Stitching :)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

I fit nicely..dont I.. :) And Baby Racoon Block #8

Oh I fit nicely in your fruit bowl mum..don't you think LOL I know I cant get me tail in but I got the rest of me in hahaha he was fast asleep curled up in what was my fruit bowl LOL 

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a good sunny and happy weekend. I've been working on my baby afghan and baby Raccoon is now finished.

This is the blanket so far. Only 5 more babies to go and they all look so cute :))
Happy new week to all and happy stitching :))

stoney creek, woodland babies
stoney creek, woodland babies

Happy Stitching :)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Tree of Love Block #7

Hi All, hope everyone has had a lovely summer, can you believe how fast this year has gone? it's nearly September already!
well, after my year of decorating ( and it feels like a year lol ) I have managed to fit in some time for my Afghan project and finished the tree that is the centre of the blanket, so I'm halfway there, 
I finished this on wed 13th August and have already started the next block :)
I hope to spend more time on my Afghan now with the Autumn months ahead and those cosy winter days :) Happy stitching!

stoney creek, woodland babies
stoney creek, woodland babies

Happy Stitching :)

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