Friday, 25 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
A Few Useful Links
A favourite pastime of mine (and a lot of other people's) is surfing the web looking for stitching related sites. It amazes me how generous stitching people are and I've found some fantastically useful pattern sites. These are just a few I've found recently:
http://www.casamiainitalia.com/hp/information.htm I love this one, her work is beautiful, so artistic and interesting.
http://www.xstitchhappy.com/ An extremely generous blogger, if you like making needlecases etc and stitching on evenweave you'll love this one.
http://www.glorybeestitch.com/free.shtml Loads of very nice small designs for every occasion.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/freechart.cfm Cross-stitch, needlepoint, blackwork, plastic canvas and hardanger charts here, very useful and generous.
http://uk.geocities.com/tanglecrafts/index.html It's not very often that we get someone from England offering free patterns. If you know any different I'd love to be contradicted!!! The canvaswork patterns here are beautiful, this is a very talented lady.
http://tts-tutorials.blogspot.com/ A lovely blog for tutorials, good instructions and pictures.
http://www.twdesignworks.com/Free/index.html I was amazed at how generous Teresa Wentzler is on her website. She designs the most gorgeous patterns, I have several of her designs stitched in my house. I didn't stitch them though, my DH is a fantastic stitcher and produces a huge amount of amazing work and not tiny stuff like I do, he stitches the big stuff!
Well, that's it for today, I'll add more as I find them.
Monday, 14 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Knowing how long it takes me to cross-stitch even the smallest decoration I decided to try something else and came up with this snowman. He only took about an hour to make and I am quite pleased with him.
Friday, 4 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
I also enjoy stitching onto a coloured background, I've used fabric paint in the past but this time I printed a picture onto some polycotton. I didn't use any special ink or anything, just my normal inkjet printer.