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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Foxy Cross-stitch on: April 12, 2011 12:29:31 AM
Another cross-stitchy treat Smiley This one took about 3 weeks (and I've already started my next project... on a bit of a binge right now!)



From a Gorjuss pattern http://www.crossstitchers.co.uk/section.php?xSec=170, but I changed some of the colours.
2  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: LONDONERS: Stand up and be counted! on: March 25, 2011 03:13:42 AM
Hello chaps! Just thought I'd use the old defibrillator on this thread -

I thought I'd mention that a stitchn'n'bitch recently started in Streatham (SW London) - we meet every fortnight (Tuesdays) at 7:30pm in Perfect Blend (opposite Streatham Hill station). If anyone fancies joining us, our next meeting will be 5th April Smiley
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Art Deco lady on: March 24, 2011 03:38:32 AM
After meeting Mr X Stitch last week at the London Stitch&Craft show (http://unravelcat.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/crafty-stitch-craft-show-2011/ eeeek!) I've been on a bit of a cross stitching binge. I finished this lady in just under two weeks of cross stitching on the bus & tube.

4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: LONDONERS: Stand up and be counted! on: September 23, 2009 04:22:49 AM
Hello fellow Londoners!

Sad that this thread is quite quiet Sad

But I might as well add my bit:

I live in London! Streatham Hill specifically (Lambeth). I've only lived here a year, but my partner has lived in and around Lambeth all his life.

Do any of your London based crafters have Etsy stores? I like to buy local, and would curious to see what you all make and sell Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Zity-Kitty, a design for Hoooked zpagetti on: September 15, 2009 08:28:21 AM
This is brilliant Smiley I am so intensely jealous that you have these sorts of art instalments gladly welcomed in the Netherlands - in the UK, all we have is crappy graffiti, and anything nice that DOES go up gets vandalised.

It's similar in Belgium too (the acceptance of public art!) - my mum's from Belgium and I love looking at quirky art in towns around where my aunt lives Smiley One of my mum's best friends is the culture minister in a town called Hasselt, and helped organise an "art attack" on all the zebra crossings around the town
http://livinginbelgium.blogspot.com/2007/12/crossover-crosswalk-paint-hasselt-zebra.html

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re-making a broken necklace on: September 11, 2009 12:20:24 AM
Phew - I'm starting to get the hang of this jewellery lark.

I was given a broken necklace by my aunt (she knows I like to salvage materials from broken things), to make into something new for her. This was a long necklace, just a piece of tiger tail threaded with loads of different colours glass beads.
She told me which of the beads she liked, and said I could keep anything I didn't use - Hurrah! Of course, I wasn't just going to thread beads plain onto a piece of tiger tail or beading thread - I'd have to do something a little more inventive Smiley I'm still quite new to making jewellery, but I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out.

First I threaded each bead onto its own individual piece of wire, to make them into links:

This took absolutely ages, but I've definitely gotten a lot better at it now Wink

Then, time to attach them artfully on a piece of silver chain!


And here's the finished necklace:


I've got enough beads left over to make 2 or 3 more of these, all in different colours. Unfortunately, I've run out of chain!!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fingerless gloves with Cup and Ring embroidery on: September 09, 2009 11:29:40 PM
Oh really? O.O I will definitely give loosening up a bit a go!
Thanks Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fingerless gloves with Cup and Ring embroidery on: September 09, 2009 12:31:42 PM
Thank you! I agree - dpns are a tricky business. I find that where you change from one needle to the next (the corner, so to speak) I can't seem to knit tightly enough (no matter how hard I try!!) and there's a sort of gap all the way down the glove... hence the cheeky embroidery Wink

I like how contrasting it is too - it was either this blue or black, and black wouldn't have stood out nearly well enough!!

Thanks again Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Green and Pink Craft Room on: September 09, 2009 12:28:42 PM
So so sooooo much envy. It is so pretty and neat and organised! ENVY I TELLS YA!! Smiley
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Various cross stitch bits and bobs on: September 08, 2009 12:45:33 PM
Pretty! I like the kitty. You design any yourself? I think I want to try designing my own but I am nervous about it.

None of these are designed myself, but I did another post (the towels one) recently which features a cross stitch ford capri which I designed myself Smiley Best thing is just to getting doodling! Take some graph paper/small square paper and draw a picture on it. Cross stitch the squares which are mostly filled. Hey presto!

The cat makes me really happy Cheesy
The cat makes me happy too ^.^

Thanks for the comments guys!
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