Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two little Christmas ornaments

I finished these two Christmas ornaments tonight. They're Christmas gifts for friends. The designs are both favourites of mine. The stocking is adapted from LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet, and stitched over 1 on hardanger. The candycane chart is from the Designs with Scissors Calendar chart in the Feb 1989 issue of Leisure Arts magazine.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More tiny cushions

Front: Back:

Here are two more little 1:12 scale dollhouse cushions I stitched today. Once again the designs are adapted from the 1982 LA leaflet Sachets and Pincushions. These cushions measure 2.5cm square, and are stitched oer 1 on 28 count linen and finished as diamond puffs.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Two tiny finishes

These little floral cushions are just 2.5cm (1 inch) square, and are stitched over 1 on 28 count linen, using 1 thread of DMC floss. I finished them using the diamond puff method. I made them to fit a 1:12 scale dollhouse. The designs are from an oldie but a goodie - LA's Leaflet 225, Sachets and Pincushions, designs by Anne Van Wagner Young, published in 1982. This photo shows the fronts: and this photo shows the cushion backs:
I'll be making another of these little floral dollhouse cushions in the next few days.