Friday, 29 June 2012

Santa Sack Swap & a Birthday

Birthday Cushion

One of Lily's friends was having her 8th birthday and she didn't know what to give her as a gift so she decided  that I could make her a cushion. She chose all the fabrics herself and told me what she wanted and this is the end result. Sade likes butterflies so Lily went with that fabric for the lettering and a sparkly star fabric for the main cushion. I love how it turned out and may be doing a few more of these.

Santa Sack Swap

I received my Christmas parcel from Pauline . It contained a beautiful Stocking and 4 parcels (for July & August as she will be away for the post out in August. So will I so Pauline will be getting 4 too).

Pauline couldn't have known that the colours she had chosen were perfect for my bedroom :) Here it is hanging on the end of my bed. Not for long though away they go until it's time to open them. Mind you I have had a feel.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Home Sweet Home

I felt like a bit of a change this week so I got my cross stitching out, I had begun my Home Sweet Home by Country Cottage Needleworks last year. I got halfway through and put it down so I was determined to finish it this week. Now it's done I am not sure whether to frame it or make it into a cushion. Any ideas will be gratefully appreciated. I have also done two more small cross stitch projects this week but they are for a swap so I will post pictures of those when the swap is done.

I am just starting to think about beginning a Halloween Quilt/Wall Hanging but I am undecided which one to do as I have quiet a few patterns, perhaps I will have decided by the time I next post. 

Happy Stitching 
Melanie x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Two New Swaps

I was going to show you some photos of a few Christmas things I have finished and started over the past week, but my memory card has been misplaced (by me). I took it to print out some photos and didn't put it back in. Now I can't find it anywhere. :(  So it is off to town for me tomorrow to get a new one. I hope it stops raining soon it hasn't hardly stopped in 2 days and I got soaked today. So I don't want to do that again.

I have joined 2 new Swaps this week so at least there will be some pictures.

The first one is being run by Katie at Booty-ful Things it's the Jar Of Love Swap . I am really looking forward to getting lots of bits and pieces together and seeing how much I can actually fit into the Jar including a handmade gift.

The second one is run by Lynda at Hookin' with Laalaa  called All Things British. So I am on the lookout for all things British now . I can't believe how much there is out there the choices are endless. Decisions  decisions :)  
It's running at the same time as the Jar of Love swap so I'm going to be a very busy Melanie for the next couple of months. At least I am quiet well along with my Santa Sack Swap gifts.