Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday Finds: Into the unknown

I haven't done this for a while but I saw this video and had to share with all of you. While she isn't technically perfect she is only 7! Her rendition is beautiful and shows great potential and I love the video!


I hope you enjoy :D

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Snow White Biscornu is FINISHED!!!

It's been WAAAY too long and I know I say this all the time but this piece I started just after finishing the doctor who biscornu which was sometime around December 2018 ish ... which is a while ago!At least that is where I can trace it back to. The first post on the blog is January 2019 but the piece isn't just started soo... I don't know exactly. I am trying to get better again about recording properly here but it is hard sometimes.

Anyway enough of the rambling and into the purpose of this post. To show off my awesome finish that isn't just finished stitching it is also FINISHED!!!!!

I don't know what the aida is it's a random dyed one that I had but it's such a pretty green mix. The pattern is the Snow White Biscornu by Cloudsfactory.


I didn't finish the whole back according to the pattern I just didn't want to do anymore. One thing that this doesn't show is I did add my name and the year to the back.





and here I am sewing up my biscornu :D I love how it turned out! It is really satisfying to sew up.



 I finished it at night so I tried to get a photo but it ended up in really yellow light of course...

 And a photo of the finished biscornu. It is impossible once it's turned into a finish to actually get a good photo of every part. Which I really like.


Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Monday, 13 January 2020

Craft Every Day 2020 Week 2

I am loving this challenge. It is so fun to make sure that I do SOMETHING each day. I will find that it gets harder once university starts but it is making me happier. I also did a fair amount of cleaning and sorting of my threads and projects but I haven't got any photos of it. I feel very good about the progress I've made.

If you want to see the photos as they appear they are all on instagram.
I've done some drawing this week :D While sitting at work this was fun to draw.


I also finished a little more on Baroque ... I really need to finish this square!


I also FINALLY finished this little owl :D I love the difference between before and after backstitching.



Week 2 was released in the peppermint purple SAL and I love the way this is turning out.


 I also finally made my life a little bit easier by setting my frame up. It is so much easier to stitch quickly set up properly.


I've also been test stitching a new pattern. I have a couple of things to finalise but this little one will be out this week.


Then I finally finished the snow white biscornu. I have had this one on the go for WAAAY too long for a little piece.
  


So I have been really productive this week and I feel so awesome. There have been times tired after a day at work that I wanted to just sit and do nothing but picking up my stitching made me feel great. I have something to show for each day.

You can still join me in #crafteveryday2020 I would love to see more of you on instagram sharing with me. Or comment below and link to your blog posts where you are sharing this.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Bush Fire Donation


As most of you would know I live in Australia and while I haven't been personally affected by the fires I keep feeling that there was something that I needed to do. So I am offering this. For every Australian animal pattern that I sell through the month of January I will donate $1 from every pattern to a charity helping out with the bush fire relief. I am not sure which one I am trying to find a good one but I'm particularly looking at the charities helping the animals.

So which patterns are included in this?

1. ANY of my owl patterns (while not just Australian I love them and want to share them with you more) and a barn owl is very Australian!


 2. The Koala and the Kangaroo patterns.




3. Lastly the Australian Butterfly patterns are also included in this.


I hope that everyone reading this is safe and sound at the moment and my heart goes out to everyone affected by the fires at the moment!

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Monday, 6 January 2020

Craft Every Day 2020 Week 1

So we are currently at the start of Day 6 and I'm back at work but I can safely say for the first 5 days of the year I have managed to craft EVERY day!

Now these are slightly out of order as I worked on Baroque by inkcircles on day 1 and you can see the photo I took of it on my instagram but I have a nicer photo I took a few days later when I worked on it again so I've included that here :D 

On Day 2 I did a few things but one of the main crafts was designing. I made a big go at this piece. and it's almost done. Needs to be tweaked and honestly I was second guessing everything so I had to walk away for a while.


On day 3 I started a stitch a long by Peppermint purple! This will be going all year and you can join at any point. But it will be maybe 1 hour of blackwork each week. I'm so excited by this one. I decided to use the African Violet on the left and DMC 535 which is a grey for the outlines. I will see if I can get ahold of more African Violet otherwise I may put some plain colours in there that match in with it as I don't think I have enough to get through the whole piece. But I am just using stash I have at home and I'm excited to use all my pretty colours.




On Day 4 I kept working on Baroque. This is the photo I took midway through the day, but I have done a bit more but of course have no photo of it yet. But I'm getting closer and closer to finishing this square! This project is my priority this year because it has been too long since I started it!


And Day 5 we went to GOMA and southbank for the day. Ending with dinner near the lagoon so the kids could go swimming. While they were enjoying that we enjoyed talking and I stitched some more on my barn owl. This piece should be finished by now but I kept putting it down to deal with other projects. But it is my current portable MUST stitch.


Is anyone else joining me in trying to stitch/craft everyday? You can join in at any point of the year. If you use the tag #crafteveryday2020 on instagram I am monitoring it and I'll come and cheer you on!

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin
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