Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mmmmm Chocolate Cake

Well it has been snowing non-stop for the last 36 hours. I thought I would have a sewing day but things conspired and I ended up baking Chocolate Cake and Cheese Scones. We are really looking forward to tea though! :) 

I met up for a sewing evening in the week with a few friend. But when I got there I ended up having a go at needle felting. I love it.
I made what is going to be an easter chick for my tree I just need to give it some eyes, a beak and legs.

I'm going to make this into a pin for my bag when it has been embellished .

This one is an easter egg for the tree just needs a few beads.

I think I have found a new obsession.

Hugs Melanie xxx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Bunny Cross Stitch

I have been cross stitching this week and have finished a couple of gifts which I can't post pictures of yet, but here is the Easter Bunny picture I made for myself.

With all the snow that has been forecast for the next two days I decided that I would put some of my Easter decs out to remind me it is spring and not the middle of winter. I have a few more bits to put on the tree but here's how it looks at the moment.
 Let's hope the weathermen are wrong this time. 

Hugs Melanie xxx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Getting Ready For Easter

I have been really busy this week. 
I've made an Easter throw for the back of my sofa. 
One of my favourite blocks is rail fence so I chose that one. 
I really like log cabin too but I am making a quilt for my son using that one so I thought I would have a change

This is the table runner. I used charm squares from the Moda  "It's a Hoot" range I have had them in my drawer for ages so I thought I would use some of them for this runner.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. I used loops of white wool for it's cottontail.
I'm undecided whether or not to give them an eye or just leave them as they are. There is a bunny on each end of the runner. I've named them Billie & Bob.

Hope you all have a very crafty week. Melanie  xxx

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Swap Goodies

  I was partnered with Janet@Happy Stitching these are the gifts I sent for her

This is Warm Winter Woolens by Little House Needleworks.

These are the gifts I received from Pam @ Confessions of a Southern Stitcher they were lovely. The cross stitched hanging decoration has found its home in my Lounge

I hope everyone has a productive weekend.
Melanie xxx