Monday, August 22, 2011

The madness continues

Gotta get all the stitching in that I can before school starts again! I've got 3 projects going now: the granny square blanket I showed in the previous post, a blanket, and this looks crazy, but it's just 2 kinds of stitches! Thanks to Yarn Muse for her great video tutorials.

And if you flip it over, the back is kinda you can see, I'm not 100% sure how to move from one row to the next, and I've tried a few different ways...I don't think it shows on the front though. This is going to be a very heavy duty scarf!

Monday, August 15, 2011


I crochet. Am still fighting with the whole tension thing, and I only know how to do granny squares, and patterns make no sense to me (YouTube is a great teacher!), and I need to buy a good book (any suggestions?) to learn some more, but for now, I'm churning out those granny squares. Hopefully, I'll figure out how to join them all together, and they'll make a cozy blanket in time for winter.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A shower card...

I used a Mojo sketch for inspiration and pulled colours I thought would work with my new Papertrey Ink Friendship Fillers stamp set. The red was an afterthought, and I'm glad I put it makes things 'pop'.

I coloured the seashells with Copics...a lot of E's for the brown tones, a yellow to underlay the starfish, some E pinks for the inside of the conch, and some blues for the sand dollar.

The papers and inks are all SU! in Baja Breeze, Kraft, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, and Early Espresso.

Some detail shots:

He's almost in preschool...

but I hope to have this framed for him by kindergarten! (Note to aspiring cross-stitch pattern designers: there is a dearth of boy-themed birth kits. Please remedy!)

I still have some backstitching to do, as well as some french knots , and, of course, A's name, birth date, and birth weight. And then it's on to the next project(s)!