Category Archives: cross-stitch

April Smalls

It was nice this month to get all the spring themed cross-stitch smalls out. There’s an abundance of rabbits, I seem to recall a collection of rabbits is a fluffle, I’ve definately got a fluffle here! The hopping bunnies and … Continue reading

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March Smalls

It’s hard to believe it’s March already, but here we are! This month, on the 17th, we have our wedding anniversary, so I put the lovey-dovey ones out now instead of for a Valentine theme in February. I’ve kept a … Continue reading

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On a Roll

This week I’ve been on a bit of a roll finishing cross-stitch smalls. I’ve not one but three finishes to share! I’m trying to work my way through my stash of kits and patterns (preferably quicker than I buy them!) … Continue reading

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A Bird in the Hand…

…is better than two in the box! My one and only New Year Resolution this year was to try and make cross-stitch smalls up as soon as I finished them, so they don’t end up languishing in a box. Last … Continue reading

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February Faby Fest

I try and have a seasonal display of my cross-stitch smalls, changing them each month. The obvious theme for February is Valentines Day, but we have our wedding anniversary in March, so I tend to have the lovey-dovie ones out … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

I was late to the party with this SAL, it was organised by Anne Brooke during the first lock down, she’s now doing a 52 week one of little embroideries to go on a luggage tag. I managed to resist … Continue reading

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Anthea Book of Days

It’s happy dance time! Yesterday I finished my Anthea Book of Days and I’m very happy with it! I started this project last January when Faby Reilly started her Anthea Calendar stitch-a-long, each month she released a beautiful cross-stitch of … Continue reading

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Binding the Book of Days

Having finally stitched all my pages for my Book of days, the next task was to bind them together. I’ve been pondering for a few days how to bind my Book of Days. I’ve never done bookbinding, when I made … Continue reading

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Anthea Book of Days

I’m making good progress with my Anthe Book of Days, having completed all twelve flower pages and wordplays I started stitching the pages together last week. However I still needed a front title page and a back page, otherwise January … Continue reading

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Making my Book of Days

When I made my stitchbook a couple of years ago a few readers asked me to write a tutorial on how to make the actual book. Life got in the way and apologies but it was never written. The double … Continue reading

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