Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Miss WIP

The Mother has had an inspired idea for the new year, one that has motivated us both to pull out the WIPs that have languished for so long! Wipeout WIPs 2019 was born! The Maiden

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Country Cottage Needleworks Forest Snowfall, stitched in 11 days and finished December 2018 (late posting and not "framed", but I have a plan!).

house was stitched using Gentle Arts dark chocolate,  lambswool and woodsmoke.

The following Classic colorworks substitutions were made to utilize my stash: cocoa bean for little house brown, old blue jeans for deep fennel, and English ivy for weeping willow.
The Maiden

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A Kiss at Midnight

A project 10 years in the making, The Kiss by Mirabilia is finally finished!

I counted down the last 10 beads much like the seconds of 2018, having finished my second cross stitch project ever started as the year came to an end.

I think I placed more beads on this project than all my others combined!

This finish felt bittersweet as I can hardly remember a time when this was not a WIP. 

The detail, beading and kreinik created a visually stunning final piece, one that I will treasure my entire life.
The Maiden

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Monkey's Numbering Three

Stitched in 28 days on 28ct Lugana Springfield Sage for the little one that made me an auntie.
The colors in the blanket were changed to match the puff quilt I made the baby, using Gentle Arts chalk and pewter.

I framed the piece myself, using the pin and lace technique.
And here is sits on the wall shelving of the nursery, it fits perfectly!

My conversion also included the following colors from Gentle Arts: walnut, butternut squash, old red paint, and antique rose. The bassinet was stitched using #4 Kreinik 201C.
The Maiden

Saturday, December 22, 2018

And Baby Makes Three

My first niece was born a few days ago and I have spent the past 9 months crafting away for her nursey!  Above is a towel holder for the bathroom, and all those cute hooded towels!
The puff quilt I made using Dumbo fabric as the inspiration.

Can you sense a theme? I found this adorable set at target for newborn photos, but the hat was out of stock! The Mother came to the rescue-Muwhahaha, the baby will be an elephant! 

I designed and made her baby book, it has a Georgia Peach theme!

Little bottles hang from a pink onsie on the last page to house a lock of hair and baby's first tooth.

The Mother also made this divinely soft baby blanket as a surprise, my sister adored it! Auntie Maiden

Tea for Three

The Crone tasked me with making a few tea wallets for gifts this year.

The tea and beignets were motivation! The Maiden

Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's Snowing!

As the first snow falls on the mountains so does the snow fall in this frosty forest! The Maiden