Sunday, September 30, 2012


I love making Halloween crafts! I think my wreath this month turned out super cute. I also made a Halloween ornament for a recent swap that I did on Facebook. I was not as thrilled with the way it turned out.  The pattern is really cute so it makes up for my finishing job. I got both patterns from Just Cross Stitch Magazine's Halloween collector's issue. I highly recommend picking a copy up, it has lots and lots of really cute patterns.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Clive-a-dile's Blanket

 Its finally finished! I've been working for a while on this blanket for my nephew and Its finally done. Clive is the newest member of the Parkinson clan, hes the cutest little kid.
I loved the way the blanket turned out, I put the softest light green material on the back, its perfect for snuggling.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy July!!

I got my July wreath done on the 4th of July. How appropriate... I'm pretty excited about it, it was a vision one night while I was trying to get to sleep. I even designed my own pattern using PC Stitch. Side note...I love PC Stitch. I upgraded to the pro version for my birthday, best decision. I highly recommend getting the pro version if you don't have it.

I used toilet paper rolls for the fire crackers and wrapped the aida around using glue dots for adhesive. I wrapped 4 different kinds of ribbon around the wreath. (red, white, blue, and gold) And I got the cute firecracker explosion from the dollar store. they were originally balloon weights. I had to rip the bunch of wire out a little cement block, it was kind of tough, but it was worth it.

Happy 4th of July! (and 24th of July to my fellow Utahns).

Apples and Pears

I made this great bag for my cousin last month. I LOVE the way that it turned out. It also made me realize how much I love felt applique, and I will be doing a lot more in the future.

The bag that I bought is an Eco Bag. Its made of recycled cotton.  This cotton is made up of reclaimed post-industrial organic and natural cotton scrap. They are also made under the fair trade, fair labor policy. All in all its one awesome bag.

I got the pattern from issue 248 of CrossStitcher Magazine. I was going to stitch all 4 patterns, but I kind of ran out of time, so on a whim I decided to do two of the patterns out of felt. I'm glad I did, because it turned out so cute!

Friday, May 4, 2012

What In The World Have Your Been Stitching!

I haven't blogged for a little while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been stitching!
My husband may say that I stitch too much...but that's okay.  I have been doing a lot of swaps.  I love that I can do cute little projects, and send them away to someone who will appreciate them.  I hope you enjoy the many pictures to follow.

This was a needle keep that I made. I think I turned out sooooooo cute. I want to make me one, but I always have a hard time stitching something twice, so in the end I probably wont. 

 front cover

 This is what I received, I love the cute needle keep, it has lots of pages for needles and the cute pin cushion too!
I also just finished stitching this humbug. I love the pattern. I used a tiny portion of a larger pattern for this. I really want to stitch the larger pattern, I might actually do that one day. I love black work.
I have not received my humbug yet, I should get it any day now!

I designed this Valentines day pattern, I think it turned out OK. Did I mention I looooove black work. ( does anyone know how to flip a picture in blogger? For the life of me I can't figure it out.)

I'm a lucky girl. I got such a cute Valentine! and stickers too.

The cartoon swap was one of my favorites. I'll admit I'm not a huge Looney Tunes fan, there are some shorts that I absolutely love and wish I had, but for the most part there just Ok, but I love the way this towel turned out. I hope that she liked it over in the UK.

 I got the cutest little bag in return, I put it too good use holding my candy. 

I'm almost done I promise. The last one has the funniest story. We were assigned to do a county of origin swap in the form of a post card. I stitched this pattern up from one of my really old magazines, and sent it off thinking I was being so prompt and awesome. No joke, like two days later she sends me an email saying that she has moved! We were thinking that she would still be able to get it though, so hopefully no worries. Well as time went on turns out she couldn't, so I stitched up a bit simpler version of the first one. NO JOKE, like two days later the first one I sent came back to me in the mail! So now I get one too!

 Front of #1
 Back of #1

I got a lot of awesome goodies on this swap as well.