So my Mom and I wanted to do something crafty so we found a tut for these on Joanns.com and created these. They were easy and relaxing to make. Sorry the pics are not the best, they are from the cell phone. Mine
Ok so a year ago my dad took over a internal Medicine office and he has been having fun collecting artwork for the office. He has a lot of vets and so alot if his artwork is armed service related. So he asked me to cross stitch up a quote for him. Here is what I came up with
So a while ago I relized that I had made a cross stitch picture for my mom (thank you for my wedding) but never made one for my Dad. So for Christmas I descided to change that. Here is what I made for him.
So my friend called and told me her daughter was having her fifth birthday in a week and asked my daughter to come. So I whipped her up a hat and poppet. Her favorite color is purple. I didnt have a gift bag here and I didnt have a car to run to the store so I made one out of a fat quarter I had in purple. Easiest poppet I have made in awhile. I had the body already sewn and in my poppet box so I just stuffed and assembled, then used painted eyes that I had also in the box. She did get her very own outfit though (the ones I had in my box didnt fit her) On to the pics
I stitched my label on her bum, I usually just use markers but will do this from now on I think. It turned out much better
So my friend called and told me her daughter was having her fifth birthday in a week and asked my daughter to come. So I whipped her up a hat a poppet and a hat for her brother. So here they are nothing used a simple pattern. found here http://celticmommy.blogspot.com/2011/02/free-crochet-pattern-rib-wrapped-cap.html. I doubled the yarn and used a small crochet hook to keep the hats really warm. Hats off to my lovely daughter who modeled them for me. For the birthday girl who loves purple
For her brother who has a bday 11 days after the girl love varigated yarn and the pattern it makes.
So we did a poppet swap where we make something for the swappers significant other. My swap partner squire_inaria asked me a poppet for her husband and her daughter. So this is what she recieved.
Duncan from Dragon age, He got a poppet stand my father made,
An action shot and one of his armor made from craft foam, molded to his body and painted.
He didnt start out looking so grand. I added his beard first and he looked like Al Roker to me, then I added his hair and was working on his clothes and he looked like some spanish lathario
A poppet for her daughter. She couldnt descide if she wanted to be a ballerina or Repunzel, So I made her both outfits. I was gonna send a stand with the girl poppet but she was stuffed softer to make her softer to play with, and she wouldnt stand up so I didnt even send one with her.
Her bare feet and her ballet shoes
This is and entire skein of simply soft yarn for the hair.
Hand painted eyes
For the two crafted Items I wanted something for Squire since she was the one making our package. A pattern from her Wistplus a headband I bought for the peacock lover, (I bought one for myself too)And a cross stitch for her daughter Hope everyone enjoys what they got I really enjoyed making these. Thanks for taking a look.
So my cousin got Married this month and I couldnt go to the wedding but wanted to send something along with my parents so I made this. I framed it in a 12 x 12 frame and bought her 2 8 x 10 frames to match. Thought it might be nice to hang on the wall together.
Flower close up
Just wanted to add some pics of the Bride and her gift.
So for my wedding in 2004 my mom was my matron of honor, and since she and my dad did so much for us I bought him a picture frame, but make her my first ever cross stitch. She loved it and was so touched. This is made from a kit I bought, but I dont remember where or the brand that it was.
So I have been in a cross stitch mood and thought I would post some of my projects. They were all designed by me but the names I got from a celtic lettering generator site. http://www.celticxstitch.ie/cgi-bin/stitches.cgi. The book mark is the only one that is finished off, the rest are finished but not in a frame yet.
For my daughter
for my niece
For a friend who we took to college this year.
My Dad won Nurse Practioner of the year in our area.
They arent perfect but they are some of my latest. Thanks for looking.