Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Beautiful presents

Hi friendly crafters! Today I went to the PO and got back with two packages containing some lovely presents.

One is a cross stitched pillow, from Pirjo in Finland. LHN is one of my favorite designers, this sweet pillow is because we're both teachers, just perfect!

She also happened to be my partner on the LK exchange round 4. This stunning can is what she made for me. Let there be peace on earth, I think represents me very well.

It has a stitched insert.

Isn't it just adorable?

Thanks Pirjo! Just love it!

Been RAK'ed at Ravelry. Kim, in Texas, sent a bunch of 100% cotton yarn. Always been drooling at the pictures of the things made with Lily's Peaches and cream and Sugar and cream. So asked for some of it to try it, because we don't get it here in Venezuela.

I was expecting one or two, but she sent this whole bunch. See the white, blue and red? It reminds me of Texas' flag.

I've been thinking about the projects I'll use them for. On my list there are bags, headbands, place mats. Suggestions are welcome :o) I'll sure knit some and crochet others. I'm so happy! This is yarn paradise!

Thanks Kim! Glod bless you for your kindness!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Necklaces and a bit more

Hi! I'm making jewelry, people around here has shown interest on them, so did a few for sale just to try how it would sell...

Here are the necklaces, they were all sold the first day I showed them! I didn't even had time to picture the rings and the earrings lol

Now have to do more, will be exhibit at a craft shop and have some people interested in selling them too. Well, seems crafting will become more than just a hobbie for me.

Happy week!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Yarn and wire

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday.

I'm participating at the Bakers Dozen group at Ravelry, I'm scheduled for March 2011. For now and while I think about my preferences, making the squares for my partners is a lot of fun. Kati in the USA just got her square, the first I made. She gave us the freedom of choosing colors and pattern, she has a colorful poncho on her gallery, made for her daughter, that was my inspiration, the result is this piñata-like square:

Also made a few stitch markers, I'm experimenting with different colors and types of wire, hers are aluminum colored wire. To prevent them from getting damaged they were sent in this wooden box, hand painted by me also. Picture is not good enough but the butterfly wings are clear coated and sparkly:

Made some for knitting.

Also for crochet.

BTW I made a couple of those for Sue, in Malaysia. Wanted to do a fancy style, she's a gifted crocheter and knitter; sorry for the fuzzy picture, this is what she got:

And this is what starter the whole stitch markers fever:

These were made with copper wire, but Kathe took them to be chromed. Aren't they lovely? She calls them "your star product" lol Well, actually we have plans to set up a craft and art e-store. And yes, we'll have a wide variety of stitch markers...

Hope my partners at Dazzling Dozen Potholder swap, at Ravelry, get what I sent soon, I want to show you all those cute potholders!

Happy crafting!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TAST again

Hello fellow stitchers!!! Trying to catch up with the TAST, I did a small addition around the previous stitch, this one was for week 9, raised herringbone stitch. The original idea was to make a frame for the cloud filling, but then I liked how it looked with a partial band, and decided to go that way.

If you want to see the work of real experts, take a look at the flickr mural...

Until next time, happy stitching!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Hi there!!! Hope you're all doing fine, I'm on my corner of the world missing the crafts, had a silly home accident and got a tendinitis on my right hand. It's been over a week since I started physical therapy, still hurts but I couldn't resist to stitch a bit.

Joined Sharon's "Take a Stitch on Tuesday" group at Stitching fingers. This week was cloud filling. An easy but versatile stitch.

The thread is Anchor 8, 0121 (colonial blue) and 0280 (avocado green). Worked the stitch on Ivory 11ct Aida. I'm new at this so need a very structured material right now, despite 11ct should be easy to guide me, there are two miscounts...

As embellishments used small blue bugle beads and opalescent green seed beads, not sure about the size but they're large.

I'll try to catch up with the previous weeks, This is an exciting way to learn new embroidery stitches.

Until next time, stitching hugs, a nice cup of tea and a delicious cookie!