Wednesday, March 28, 2012

wip,


...in between the sneezing now it's that hayfever time of year, in progress is the next lot for Project 3.  Am just deciding how big the ears should be.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A wanderer returns,

My husband was away last week with 30 (ish) students from where he teaches, and on this years global tour of new and interesting places he can find to loose his wallet and/or bank cards and/or keys, he found himself in San Francisco.

Before said bank cards went AWOL, he did manage to purchase a few little treats,


This book of postcards from the Museum of Modern Art and a stash of fabric,


from the Britex Fabric Store and Mendel's on Haight Street which I'm sure I'll have much fun sewing with.  

I love my husband dearly but if he looses one more thing, one more time.... grrrrrr! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Owl,

As promised, here is the chart for the Owl counted cross stitch motif.


As with the Fox, the finished counted cross stitch is only small, 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (or 4 x 4 cm) and fits perfectly onto the laser cut disc (which is available from The Workroom) and works out at roughly 13 stitches to an inch (or 2.5 cm), but can also be stitched onto any aida or evenweave fabric.  The finished size will change depending on what count fabric you use.


So, in addition to what you decide to stitch the design onto, you will also need, thread (I call it stranded cotton, is it embroidery floss in the USA?) in the following colours (I used Anchor thread and have added the shade numbers in brackets as a guide), dark brown (382), dark grey (400), mid brown (936), brown (379), blue grey (850) and cream (386), plus a fine embroidery needle and some small scissors.

Follow the chart below for your stitching.

(click on the chart to enlarge it to stitch from)

The surrounding circle is just a guide for the edge of the laser disc, and I split the stranded cotton and worked with 2 strands in the needle.


Happy stitching!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Introducing...

Project 3


Project 3 is my plan to stock the Lucykate Crafts... online shop on a more regular basis with something a little bit extra special.  Every few weeks, there will be a range of 3 themed handmade items added.

The first will be the foxes.  These are slightly different to the usual foxes I make, as they are smaller, more or less half sized, making them all the cuter!


The Foxes are in the Etsy shop now

All SOLD, thank you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Foxy fox...

It's been a while since I've offered a free project, but this is an idea which has been milling around since I first posted about these pendant blanks for cross stitch...


The finished counted cross stitch fox motif is only small, 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (or 4 x 4 cm) and fits perfectly onto the laser cut disc (which is available from The Workroom) and works out at roughly 13 stitches to an inch (or 2.5 cm), but can also be stitched onto any aida or evenweave fabric.  The finished size will change depending on what count fabric you use.  

So, in addition to what you decide to stitch the design onto, you will also need, thread (I call it stranded cotton, is it embroidery floss in the USA?) in the following colours (I used Anchor thread and have added the shade numbers in brackets as a guide), dark brown (382), dark grey (400), mid brown (936), dark terracotta (884), terracotta (1003), beige (942) and cream (386), plus a fine embroidery needle and some small scissors.

Follow the chart below for your stitching.

(click on the chart to enlarge it to stitch from)

The surrounding circle is just a guide for the edge of the laser disc, and I split the stranded cotton and worked with 2 strands in the needle.


And there's more...  As I bought 2 of the laser cut pendants (indecision as to which shape I wanted!), next week, I will be posting another cross stitch chart for the Owl.


Happy stitching!