Sunday, April 26, 2015

Yes another bookmark!!

I am glad to say I managed to complete my sisters presents on time, therefore I have two beautiful little finishes to share with you:

Yet another Michael Powell bookmark, one may say I am obsessed:

'Bookmark: Tall Italian House' by Michael Powell

And the other is my very first pin cushion finish, still room for improvement but very proud of how it turned out:
Pretty Roses
This finish was a nice little practice to get into the swing of things of sewing. I have recently started on the making of my Michael Powell 'Beach Huts Trilogy' pillow cases. Managed to invest in some beautiful creamy/white fabric and some beautiful white and cream lace for decorations. Hopefully will be able to update you on how they turn out very soon. Though I do still have one of them to finish (back stitching being a pain).

I also have started a beautiful Michael Powell Luxury Giant Chart 'Pot of Flowers' it is coming along beautifully and I am hoping to get the remaining threads that I am missing and finish this gorgeous design before the summer.
'Pot of Flowers' by Michael Powell

I also compiled most of the required threads for yet another Michael Powell chart that would match my such beloved bookmark that I have stitched few months ago:

'Greek Village' by Michael Powell

And some other excited cute little kits my sister gave away to me include the absolutely adorable bird designs by Madeleine Floyd and a beautiful flower kit:

Kits by Madeleine Floyd

'The Country Diary of am Edwardian Lady'
She also speared me a really gorgeous chart, which I will need to find the threads for, but pretty excited to start at some point:

'Nature's Beauty'
Till next time....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April update

So here is what I have been up to in the last month:

First of a lovely finish a beautiful design 'Cherry Tree' by The Sunflower Diaries

'Cherry Tree' by Sunflower Diaries
Enjoyed this cute little cross stitch, made a nice break from all the stress I have been having lately. Haven't yet decided what I would like to make this piece into, my ideas so far is to either frame it or to make it into a lovely hanging.

Some of my other development includes my almost finished third piece for the Michael Powell trilogy collection 'Beach Huts'

'Beach Hut III' by Michael Powell

Just the back stitching left on this one, quite excited to get this collection finished. Probably time to drag out my sewing machine and find the white cotton fabric I hid somewhere for the finishing of these gorgeous three pillows.

My other fascinating news is that I managed to take out my long forgotten SomeBunny to Love starts and get a bit more done on those. Sadly couldn't find all the thread to finish them but will be looking into investing in some threads some time this summer.

Somebunny to Love 'Making Friends'

Somebunny to Love

Another update is on my Michael Powell bookmark that I  have been stitching for my sisters birthday present. Finally managed to unpick the wrong colour and correct the mistakes. This one will have to be finished by the end of this month so currently at the top of my list to finish.

'Bookmark: Tall Italian House' by Michael Powell
And to finish of I have done a little progress on the two projects by Judy Rossouw:

'I Feel a bit light headed' by Judy Rossouw

'Lean on me' by Judy Rossouw

Hoping to get a few of these finished in the next couple of months....

Monday, March 9, 2015

More of Michael Powell...

Hi everyone, this is what I have been up to lately. As you well know of my obsession with Michael Powell I have been working on pretty much that and dreaming about what next Michael Powell to invest in.

So to start of with a finish. The second of the trilogy of Michael Powell project "Beach Huts"

"Beach Hut I" by Michael Powell
Here are the two finished pieces that I have done, one left to go to have a complete collection.

"Beach Hut I and II" by Michael Powell
I have started the third piece recently and quite excited to get that developed to complete my project. After these pieces are all complete I am planning on Making them into three pillows to go as decoration in my bedroom.

Start of "Beach Hut III" by Michael Powell

Another Michael Powell madness addition is the update on my third bookmark progress. This is going to be a present to my sister, another exciting project I can't wait to finish:

"Bookmark: Tall Italian House" by Michael Powell

Till next time....

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Time for an Update...

Been a while again, just don't get the time to update these days but I have been working on a few projects over christmas and the start of this year.

So here is what I have been up to:

To start with an exciting finish, a Bookmark kit by Michael Powell:

"Bookmark: Greek Village" by Michael Powell

Then another Michael Powell Bookmark finish, done for my mums birthday present:

"Bookmark: Spanish Hill Town" by Michael Powell

I am also going to be doing yet another for my sisters birthday. Family Michael Powell bookmark madness. Just got the kit through the post today, its the "Bookmark: Tall Italian House":

Another Michael Powell project I have been working on for a while now has progressed a fair bit. Last time I had:

30th November 2014
And this is where I got up to:

Current Progress

I think its also time to update my head progress as I have finally finished the first raw and began on the next. Very excited for this to move on to the eyes and more detail then just background and hair....

30th November 2014

This is where I am up to now:

Current Progress

Detail of last page in raw 1

Detail of first page progress on raw 2

Other projects that I received as presents for Christmas and Birthday are:

Still have to start on these. And also the other exciting two stitches:

And to finish of my update an exciting project that I am working on for my sister. The very first to stitch one of her own creations based on her beautiful robin painting. My progress so far on the first page:

"Robin" by Lija Broka

Very excited for this one as is the experimental version to make sure the colours work and to go on to the cover of her design pages....

Well thats it for now. Till next time......

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Finishes Update and Other Progress!

Hi everyone,

so this is what I have been up to in the past few weeks...

To start off with some Christmas Finishes, these are the Christmas Heart Hangings that were included in a cross stitch magazine. I've done these on beautiful hand dyed even weave (hand dyed with fennel by my mother, very nice of my sister to share), and I have changed the colours used to some hand dyed threads (also stolen from my sisters stash).

These Christmas Heart Hangings I am going to make into little pillows to hang from my christmas tree, promise I will post a photo of it when its all done.

Next up is the beautiful cross stitch I recently just had to buy on etsy from the LittleStitcherShop, "The Snowy Forest". I have finished the bigger piece of the three, have another two little pieces to stitch for this beautiful decoration. Again I have altered some of the threads and done this on hand dyed evenweave (hand dyed with curry+elderflower by my mother, some more from my sisters stash, I am blessed to have such a wonderful sister)

Excitingly, I have bought another pattern from LittleStitcherShop today which I am very excited to start stitching for Christmas soon.

My Michael Powell Project: Beach Huts series has only progressed a very small amount but here it is:

Beach Hut series
And for last I saved my update on the Extravaganza Challenge that I am doing with Lija. I am proud to say that I have almost finished my first row of pages of my HEAD project.

My last progress as seen on 18th June
Current update


Till next time....

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Yes, Finally an Update!!

Been too long and I have yet again disappeared from the blogging world, but on the good note I didn't stop stitching.

Past few months have been hard, had to move houses....which means lots of packing, usual live out of a suitcase for a bit and finally unpacking and settling in. It also meant I had no internet for a bit due to having to wait for them to set it up and fix it when it wasn't working. Now that I am finally sorted I am hoping to appear here a lot more.

So here goes the exciting bit my progression:

The Michael Powell Project: Beach Huts series has progressed to me having actually finished one of the three pieces (middle part) and I have started another...

Finished Middle Part of the Project of Three

Start of the Other Part

Beach Huts series

My other exciting update is for the Lickle Picnic cross stitch kit which I got from my sister a while back. I am happy to say I have made a pretty good start on it...

Lickle Picnic Kit Start

Close up of Lickle Picnic 

I also started a beautiful design "Robin" which is my sisters very first stitching kit that I get the pleasure to get a vip pre-release stitch. But will have to keep it for an update next week, to keep you all excited in anticipation.

Till next week, hopefully.....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michael Powell New Exciting Project!

Finally a quick update and what I have been up to this past month:

I recently got a new project on the go, which is very naughty as still so many to finish. This one is a Michael Powell Beach Huts Series. It is also my very first project done on evenweave and therefore took a while getting used to.

I am currently doing my first one out of the three, yet for some strange reason I decided to start with the middle. This is my progress so far: