30 minutes creativity per day… Days 121 – 124! Finishing the cross stitching.

Oops – meant to post this before now ☺   I’ve been busy, being creative – not just with cross stitch, but will mention that in another post ☺   So, back to this cute little butterfly. Black was the next and final colour to add: Cross stitching finished!   This pattern was adapted from … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 117 – 120! The shape is forming ☺

Continuing on with my bits of cross stitching…   I’ve now finished all the dark pink areas. I guess you can now see the butterfly ☺ So, time to start on the pale pink areas.   Pale pink now finished! Looking good ☺ Each of the above photos (and those in the previous post) shows … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 113 – 116! Now what’s she up to?

So, now what’s she up to?   I’m actually doing some editing for the September issue of Embellish, as well as starting to create a project for that same issue…. but I can’t show you that here ☺ Well, not yet ☺   So, I’m also doing a little cross stitching at the same time, … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 111! Creating a useful item from a piece of embroidery.

Remember that kangaroo cross stitch from earlier this year? Well, I’ve now created a useful item with it ☺   Having been playing with zipper insertions, I thought I’d create a small zippered bag (or pouch) that could fit in my bag and hold something like tissues (which are always getting lost in my bag). … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 110! A little heart.

Today I went with one of the miniature cross stitch patterns I created a couple of days ago – the little heart.   Looking through my fabric stash, I decided to try it out on a fairly large open weave fabric – using a single strand of stranded cotton.   I found I had to … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 102-107 Wipeout! Day 108! Back in the swing ☺

Dratted head cold!   Mind you, I did, when I was awake, manage to watch some creativity on TV – including catching an episode of Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 which I had missed the first time around… to find Moy Mackay was one of the artists!  Love her felt artworks!   Nothing so … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 101! Take a flower…

A little late placing this one up on my blog – Day 102 consisted of being at the Gift Boutique Workshop, coming home, getting a large headache as my head cold took hold, and being prostrate ever since! So much for my holiday time over Easter, as it’s now Easter Monday….   However, Day 101 … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 100! Star time!

On a nice round figure day (100) I’m creating a rather pointy piece of embroidery ☺   Looking through my stash, I came across some plastic canvas stars, and thought that they would be good to use in creating bag charms or key rings for The Embroiderers Guild, VIC’s Gift Boutique Workshop.   To create … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 72! I started really early today!

  This morning, the sun was not up yet, but I was. Walking out to the back of the house, I noticed the floor was glowing in the bright moonlight – a glorious moon was setting in the west!   Yep, I couldn’t resist ☺   I was out there taking photos, having fun trying … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 71! Dark red begun – rather matching the sunset ☺

  Day 71 saw me starting on the dark red stamens – my what a “pain” it was. The chart was hard to keep track of, and what was on the chart, was not on the picture of the finished stitch-out which came with the chart! Therefore, since this is supposed to be relaxing, I … Continue reading