Friday, 29 February 2008

Cards I Made

I went to a craft class recently, the first week it was cardmaking, here are the cards I made. Usually I wouldn't use stick on letters, as I love calligraphy - but time was limited. The first card is decoupage and looks much better in reality, the flower pots are 4 different stampers and pens used to put the colour on the stamper. The other one is just matching up paper and pictures and didn't please me at all!!
This week I started a cross stitch cottage,
I will post it when I find a frame.
It was my first attempt at cross stitch, and I must say I enjoyed it very much. The only probllem I found was that I was so enthusastic that my eyes got red and sore!!! I will stick with small projects first.
I did find a problem which I think I can overcome. When I finished the cross and was at the end of the row, my needle was not in the proper place to start the next row. I discovered that I was sort of working upside down!!! So being me I decided to start at the bottom of the chart and hey it worked a treat, so from now on I will work from the bottom up!!!

Monday, 18 February 2008

Foggy Freezing Day

Well today is cold and foggy, but I suppose it could be worse!!!
I have finished a blue hooded cardigan for a 3-6 m baby and will show it here when I sew on the buttons!! I have started a striped jumper for age 1-2 and it is turning out well. There is a new wool called "fair-isle" by sirdar I think, which knits up like fair-isle without all the threads, great invention, its great for small garments. I am using this for one of the stripes. Not much happening today, just a normal Monday, thankfully. LOL Lizzy.