Saturday, 17 December 2011

Santa I’ve Been Good for a Boy.. Cross Stitch Freebie

Santa I've Been Good for boy
A Christmas Cross Stitch Chart
i have designed this little Christmas Banner for a little Boy all decked out in his Football Kit
i can remember my 2 son’s when they were little wanting to wear their new football kit on Christmas day
that’s what inspired me .....happy memories
the chart comes in 4 parts plus the Symbol and size Chart instructions
print a4 size
it must NOT be printed and re-sold as a Kit or reproduced in any other electronic format
if you stitch the chart and post on your blog or  the internet please would you be so kind and link back to my blog

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please remember to add extra fabric the measurements given on the chart  is only the stitch area size
i hope you will enjoy stitching
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda x

Friday, 16 December 2011

A handmade padded Bauble


good morning all

today im sharing a padded bauble   i made last year using scraps  of fabric from my bit bag

a very easy thing to achieve with a polystyrene ball some fabric with a few added embellishments

there is a you tube tutorial if you would like to try

i have decided to decorate my front bedroom today get it ready for my Christmas visitors

so must dash thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Two Sleepy Snowmen


good evening to you all i have had a busy day so im late posting

here are two of my sleepy snowmen i made last year

i didn’t have a blog last year so couldn’t share with you all

these were made using the pattern from the tilda christmas book

i love these little fellows so darn cute  they are  both decorating my stair case i must drag out the book again

hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

a little elephant soft toy

a little elephant soft toy
made with my own template
he does have ears on both sides that are slightly padded
they are stitched from top and underneath so they are well and truly stuck
as with the others i have stitched on the ribbon to secure it firmly

i have been busy  sorting out some finishing touches to staircase re hanging pictures curtains and so on
  im shattered to say the least more cleaning to do so must dash have a great evening
hugs linda x

a pair of Victorian boots

another pair of hand stitched Victorian boots
made with  pre printed Christmas fabric lace  satin and organza ribbon
the swirls and snow flake were individual crystal gems in different sizes
 i applied each one with 3d glue gel from crafters companion it's fantastic glue once dry the gems are firmly stuck in place but you can still bend the fabric it's still flexible the gems stay put ...
fantastic glue  and dries clear
these plus a few more are for my brother and sister in law  they are having a 8ft real tree in their new home this year i hope they can find a branch to sit them on lol ...
thank you for dropping by
hugs linda xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

lofty giraffe

good evening  bloggers
after making my soft toy dog i got to thinking
not a good idea for me i should be cleaning ! got side tracked again  lol ….
here is what i came up with a lofty giraffe soft toy yet again i made my own template
hope you approve 
oh by the way i named him Lofty  after the long standing joke on Joanna Sheen's forum  re: giraffe's 
no dont ask lol!
hugs linda xxx

hand stitched Soft Toy Dog

while watching a tutorial last night on Debbie Shore’s site
she explained how to make your own dog pattern
well !!!! me being me  couldn’t be bothered to get sewing machine a ruler and so on out
i just free handed my  dog pattern and blanket stitched around.
but which ever way you choose to do it you would get a lovely soft toy for a baby/toddler
from material mine was two pieces  7”x 7”
i stitched the bow firmly in place so can't be undone lol  by little fingers
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sheena Douglass stamps with h20’s and a padded fabric topper

a new week has arrived the count down to Christmas has started here
so i thought this card would set me on the right road
i painted in the background with h2o’s stamped the roof tops in versa fine and heat embossed with clear sparkle powder painted the roof tops in with H2o’s then stamped the swirls and some snow flakes and heat embossed them with white glitter embossing powders  added a few more with versa fine ink
then stamped the Santa onto some fabric added glitter swirls and glittered the image with some wadding i padded the fabric and  fixed onto a circle of card which i glued to the card Sheena's stamps are great quality i lost none of the image detail when stamping onto fabric.
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

decorated my Christmas tree


decided to decorate my tree this evening a job im always glad to see when it’s finished

i have been looking for my bag of bows have no idea where they have gone

never mind im sure they will pop up at some point

the hand made decorations look very pretty now they are in place

any way that’s another job off my to do list Christmas has started in my little part of the world

hugs linda xxx

Hand made hearts garland



Good evening everyone

i was sat watching Kristy’s hand made Christmas last night on TV

i loved her hand made heart garland so i thought i would make one of my own


using different Christmas printed fabrics i have here in my stash  i cut the fabric with my basic heart dies hand stitched the edges added a few bells that really do tinkle to add that Christmas  sound 

i do have a evergreen swag to go over the top with lights and  Christmassy candle rings

will add later to finish my fire place 

thought i would share what i have been up to today

i have just got back from my mums it’s pouring with rain here so thankfully i don’t have to go out anymore tonight

off to do more stitching

hugs for now

linda xxx

sheena douglass leaf stamp and h2o’s


good morning everyone it’s so windy here not raining yet!!  im sure we will get it at some point today

off up to my mums today brother is popping in from wales then it’s more painting for me glossing this time

the worsted part of decorating i think doing the gloss never mind soon be done..

my card for today is using h20’s and Sheena Douglass leaf stamps with a sentiment i painted straight onto the stamps with H20’S to make the background using 3 colours then over stamped with the sentiment wrapped some ribbon around added a leaf i painted onto shrink plastic then cut out a oak leaf shape  then shrunk it down for the charms the other leaves were stamped in H2o’s as be for but filled using clean water and let the colours blend then cut out and applied with 3d glue jell

matted onto core-dination card stock onto centrua pearl

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx