Monday, 30 May 2011


Afternoon all (or whenever you are reading this!)
I've finally finished the first side of my christmas stocking! YEH!!!
(Snoopy happy dance - but off-screen!)
Looking good eh? I'm really pleased with how it's come out. The penguin bellies are done in ordinary white, but I've used the Sparkle white from DMC for the snow - gives it a bit of extra oomph!

I've been working on my other 2 main pieces as well - really cooking with gas this week! That's what you get when the weather's bad eh?
The Somebunny Birth Sampler seems to be coming on ok. Now that I see more of it, I think it will be right for either boy or girl. The recipient doesn't know what she's expecting, but I will wait until the birth, then I can spruce it up with writing in either pink or blue which should help to make it male or female. Not sure yet if I'll do the blocks all around the border - maybe just some corner ones? That will frame the picture without being too much extra work.

My little Rose fairy is also beginning to take shape. The work is so fine that I can only work on it during the day. The actual size of her so far is about 3" square, so you can understand why it's taking me a while!

We went up to see our daughter and granddaughter last week. While I was there my daughter gave me some clothes that she had been given (second-hand ones not new). They are all "labels" but some of them are not to her taste, but the fabric of them is good. So I've brought them home to try and make something out of them that she feels happy to put Jessica in. I made a cute pair of dungarees for her the other week. There's no reason why ALL dungarees have to be made from denim eh?

Well I'm off to make cards now - Erika's third anniversary is on June 12th and there's a couple of birthdays for good friends, so I'd better put my thinking cap on.
Til next time - KEEP CRAFTING!


Mouse said...

oo lovely happy dance heheheh ... and lovely work on your other pieces too :) cute dungarees for the wee one as well :)love mouse xxxx

Ruth said...

well done on your finish, its looking fantastic. Those dungarees are so cute and practical.

chrisstitches said...

Congrats on the finish. Been following that stocking. Love the progress on your other 2 wips.
you are creative.
chris b

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. It's really cute! Your WIPs are turning out beautifully.

Adorable pair of bibs!

Shelley said...

The stocking is fabulous!! As well as your other stitching.

Love the dungarees :)

uhooi said...

Waw,, works excellent, creative and interesting,