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Week 5 b: 29th Jan to 5th Feb 2013

4 Feb

pink butterfly

Finished WIP. Cross-stitch butterfly and tree on pink aida. Button embellishments and french knots. No plans for this piece yet!


Week 5 a: 29th Jan to 5th Feb 2013

4 Feb

shelduckgrey heron

Scallop shells painted with acrylic paints – shelduck and grey heron.

Week 4 b: 22nd Jan to 28th Jan 2013

28 Jan


Another cross-stitch, with silver charms. Again, no idea what to do with it, but possibly I’ll make it into the centre of a cushion.

This pattern was from Crosssiticher magazine from a couple of years ago. I have changed some of the colours slightly and the charms (the ones that came with it were far too chunky!).

Week 4 a: 22nd Jan to 28th Jan 2013

22 Jan

Oyster catcher

Oyster catcher painted on to scallop shell. Painting on shells is harder than you think! But quite good fun. I may go round him with a thin black pen to highlight him a bit more. No idea what I’m going to do with him. Stocking filler perhaps?

Week 3 a: 15th Jan to 21st Jan 2013

17 Jan

paisley design bookmark

Paisley design bookmark from a DMC pack. Cross-stitch on Aida, backed with purple polycotton. Metallic threads which are a pain to work with.

Week 2 b: 8th Jan to 14th Jan

12 Jan

autumn ride commission

Latest commission – photo transfer onto canvas then embellished with organza, french knots, satin stitch, and other goldwork techniques.

Week 1 b: 1st Jan to 7th Jan 2013

5 Jan

epiphany mug

A mug for Epiphany – tile paints on a plain mug covered with clear varnish. Not sure how well it’ll stand up to the wash, but so long as it’s hand-washed, should be ok.