Friday, 31 August 2012

458 - Friday Favs Top 10

Lovely little Christmas snow globes! Yes!

Cute fox bag.

This print is pretty much my and my boy. Love it.

Cute embroidery.

Amazing Paris print. I love Paris.

Lovely little pouch tutorial. I want to make one!

Amazing superhero cross stitched toys!

This ice cream headband is epic. I also need to make this.

Cute tooth fairy pouch.

Amazing cat embroidery that I just need need need. It's all black work. So good!

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

457 - Last Look Back August

Okay so while I haven't really been crafting this week, I have been Smash Booking! I did an epic 6 pages all on our holidays. So check them out!













I have to say, I love my instant camera!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

456 - Work in Progress Wednesday

Okay this is a total fail of a post because since my craft attack when I was actually away on holiday, all I've done since I've come back was add a tiny bit to my scarf!


I had derby tonight and last night, teamed with going back to work, crafty moods were just not to be found! I have lots on the go though so hopefully I'll get back in gear for next week!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

455 - New derby gear

So before I went on holidays I treated myself to some new derby gear. An expensive but awesome hobby! So I thought I would show of my lovely new buys before I use them too much and they don't look very new anymore.


Lovely new purple toe guards. Go FVRG!


Some sweet green outdoor wheels.


Amazing new knee pads. I've wanted these since I started skating. They are lovely and comfy.


New elbow pads. Not the most exciting but they are open at the back which will hopefully stop my skin flaring up when I skate.

I got the elbow pads from Amazon but everything else came from the amazing skate owned 5th Blocker Skates. Check them out. 

Monday, 27 August 2012

454 - Holiday update

So while I was on holiday I took some lovely craft kits with me to get on with during the evenings. I took quite a lot with me and I knew I would nowhere near finish them all, but it was nice to have the choice. So let's check it out.

Gingerbread man cross stitch

I finished this little Gingerbread man cross stitch. I've ordered some little frames to put him and a couple of other little cross stitches in, so hopefully get him finished off soon.


I started and did most of this swallow cross stitch. I loved doing this. It had no fractionals, no back stitch and just three lovely colours. Only the blue filling in to go and then I can frame it.


And finally my scarf. I've only got 5 rows of colour to go now, so close to being finished. Well I still have to sew in ALL the ends. Sigh. But loving that it's nearly finished.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

453 - Sunday Snaps

I'm back! Back in Scotland and it's a little depressing. Being home is always a bit sad after holidays. But hey, here's my holiday snaps for you to enjoy!

Diana getting her first outing
Diana got her first outing

Sneak attack
Sneak attack!

It rained a lot yesterday
There was a little rain!

Swallow WIP

Attempt at dirty/vaguely sexual scrabble
Our attempt at dirty Scrabble. Ooooo leg, so dirty.

So expensive, but worth it
Nom nom nom.

We found Krispy Kreme
We went to Krispy Kreme and it was awesome

I am a child
I am a child.

Outline nearly done
More swallow WIP

Traumatised by teddies bet turned to stone
Teddy bears being turned to stone!

Only blue to go
Even more swallow WIP

Ferret! So cute.

Scary eagle
Scary ass eagle

Scary eagle
Her name was Crystal!

Giant owl
Huge owl.

Sharpie graffiti
Sharpie attack at Brighton Rocks.

We're back :)
We went back to Krispy Kreme. It was only an hour in the wrong direction.

Holiday home photos
Holiday home shots.

Holiday home photos
Holiday home shots.

Bye holiday home :'(
Bye house!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

452 - Sublime Stitching patterns

Last week I treated myself to some new Sublime Stitching PDF patterns. I've never bought just the PDFs before, though I have got a couple free with other stuff I've bought. You get the link sent to your inbox like right away. It's crazy fast. Anyway, here are the awesome patterns I picked.

The mythic creatures one was the reason I bought them. It has Bigfoot on the pattern sheet, and Jenny from Sublime Stitching pointed out that if you stitch him in blue, he's the abominable snowman! Win! 

Mythic Creatures.

Zombies and Monsters.

Roller derby.


Sexy Librarians.

I suggest you check out their stuff, the patterns are amazing!

Friday, 24 August 2012

451 - Friday Favs Top 10

Amazing owl gloves. If only I could knit like this.

Been perving on some lovely Smash Book pages lately. This one is lovely.

Lovely neon necklace.

I love this outfit! I could so rock this at work.

Love the colours in this stitching!

Cute cushion.

Lovely needle felted owl.

Amazing campfire set. So cute.

Amazing Wonder Woman glasses.

Lovely scrapbooking stamp.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

450 - Old derby birthday cards

So another chunk of time has gone past, so I have some more derby birthday cards to show off. Woo!

Derby birthday card

Derby birthday card

Derby birthday card

Derby birthday card

I'm loving using perler beads on cards. They are so easy and look quite cool.

One batch of cards to go and then that's them all done. Phew!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

449 - Work in Progress Wednesday

So this is not a full WIP post. I'm off on my holidays with lots of craft kits and I can't post about those. But I can post about the things I worked on between last Wednesday and Saturday when I left.

First my snowman. I did a whole other section of my snowman, and it was a section that wasn't just white, which was fun.


Next Batman. I finished Catwoman! Woo! I used a lot of black thread though.


And my Cath Kidston scarf is also off with me, so hopefully I'll be able to show off loads of lovely progress next week!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

448 - Christmas tags

So before I show off my Christmas tags I have a quick update on the Wild Olive stitch swap I took part in ages ago. I never saw my little owl pop up in the Wild Olive Flickr group when other people were receiving their pieces. I also think (I say think because I can't find it in my sent box) I emailed my partner and never heard back as to whether she had received her piece. I was sad to think my little owl had been lost in the post.

Wild Olive Embroidery swap

However, when I was clearing out my Bloglovin' follow list I found Sew, Vintage, Sew Fun and realised that was my swap partner. After searching under her "stitching" tag I found this post from April featuring my owl! He made it after all. So happy.

So let's move on to my Christmas tags. They were a set of 6 from Cross Stitcher so I thought I would take a bash at them. I have to admit, I left out a lot of the backstitch I was supposed to put in because I felt they looked fine without them and it was a lot of extra time just for some gift tags!

Xmas tags

Xmas tags

Xmas tags

Xmas tags

Xmas tags

Xmas tags

Xmas tags

There was a lot of fractionals in these patterns and I hate fractions! Grr!

So here's an update on my Christmas making list.
  1. Christmas coaster - tree.
  2. Christmas coaster - Santa.
  3. Snowman latch hook kit. 
  4. Lickie Ted Christmas stitch kit.
  5. Reindeer cake band stitch kit. 
  6. Christmas tag.
  7. Christmas tag.
  8. Christmas tag.
  9. Christmas tag.
  10. Christmas tag.
  11. Christmas tag.
  12. Christmas kitten stitch kit.
  13. Christmas card.
  14. Christmas card.
  15. Christmas card.
  16. Christmas card.
  17. Christmas card.
  18. Christmas card.
  19. Tree skirt. 
  20.  Christmas nyan cat perler beads. 
  21. Christmas card wreath. 
  22. Wild Olive Snowman plush.
  23. Christmas Space Invaders piece. 
  24. Magazine items I'm bound to get at Christmas.
  25. Magazine items I'm bound to get at Christmas.
This is not my definite list (especially since I've seen the awesome things I'll be getting free in Cross Stitcher in the run up to Christmas, but it's nice to keep me on track).