Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cross Stitch Bookmark

For my Dad for his birthday ...

I used this alphabet which is a free online pattern and a border which I adapted ever so slightly from Christian Cross Stitch by Gisela Banbury.

I put some interfacing on the back to help protect the stitches and give it some extra rigidity.  I used Vilene medium white iron-on interfacing which I bought online from www.sewandso.co.uk

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Crafting

We bought some small cross stitch kits from Hobbycraft around Christmas time, but I thought this one would do just as well for Valentine's day, and inspired by my very talented friend, Siwan from Sew and Siw I have been busy cross stitching again!

and, inspired by this post on mmmcrafts which I found through Pinterest I made these:

plus three of these little woven baskets which can be found on this post on radmegan: in words and pictures, also a find from Pinterest!