This is such a little thing I don't even think I'd call it craft, but covering a shoebox has brought a little more order to our would-be-chaotic home!
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
I have had quite a run of cross stitching lately. Whilst searching for patterns on the internet a while back I came across Joyful Expressions and bought a few patterns quite inexpensively. The first one I ordered all the suggested threads, the second one I mixed and matched by adapting threads and fabric I already had and ordering those suggested and the third one I adapted to fit fabric and threads I had entirely. They were all gifts for others and have been given away already!
Friday, 10 May 2013
On Facebook a while ago I agreed to receive one hand-made gift from a friend if I sent hand-made gifts to 5 other friends during 2013. Well, 5 months into 2013 and I've managed to get one sent off! Here it is:
The friend who received this gift spends part of her year in England and part of her year in Catalonia so I made her two bookmarks saying the same thing - one in English and one in Catalan (not Spanish!). I found the pattern on Pinterest which linked me through to www.craftsy.com where you will find the pattern under Embroidery, Patterns. I developed the Catalan version from the English one.