Friday 24 July 2020

Friday Finds: Working With Lemons

So since Hamilton dropped on Disney plus I may have been just a little bit obsessed... though I can't honestly say whether a whole day has gone without me singing the music or listening to it at all... actually I can say it honestly. I've listened to it daily. And then I started searching youtube and stumbled across this channel. Working With Lemons.

They have done a few movies in real life videos. I love the ones they did of frozen as well. But this one of The Schuylar Sisters from Hamilton is awesome. As are their versions of helpless and satisfied. Check them out to see more awesome songs, they can sing and the work they put into the videos is awesome.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday 23 July 2020

New Start: Book Dragon

I've been waiting to start this for a while. Honestly for no reason other than just hadn't started it. I got given this pattern for mother's day a few years ago. I fell in love with the books and the sleeping dragon. I am almost as obsessed with dragons as I am with owls. Though I always forget what makes a wyvern vs a dragon (something to do with the amount of legs).

Book Dragon

I haven't gotten far, I keep getting distracted by some test stitching. But I will do some more work on this soon. It will take me a while to finish this but I'm looking forward to this one slowly appearing. I still need a few more of the colours and spotlight didn't have it last time I looked! Their collection is getting worse and worse each time I go in there!

Book Dragon1

I'm really looking forward to what this one will become. I already have a second one of these dragon patterns a knitting one to do as well. They will be gorgeous on display.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Fairy Party

Who doesn't love to think about the fairies that obviously love at the bottom of the garden? We all know they must be there. So with my obsession about fairies in full swing after a passing comment at a cross stitch meeting about fairies being good to stitch for kids particularly since she was thinking of making something for a little baby I felt the need to do some designing.

3 Fairies Cross Stitch Patterns

Now this was about 4 months ago that I started with this idea going around in my head... but as I keep saying nothing has gone to plan this year and everything has been out of order.

But last weekend I was bored and going through patterns on my computer when I happened upon the file for the fairies. Well that was me done and I settled in to do some test stitching.

Fairy 1
I grabbed my boxes of threads and lay them out and then I had to start picking colours. The pattern was originally in generic greens and pinks and I knew that wasn't what I wanted but it was what was easiest when designing so I could have some fun. Of course being me I gravitated straight to the purple :D

Does anyone else love playing with colours and just looking in the pretty boxes full of threads? No? Just me? Oh well!

Fairy 1 Finished
I had a lot of fun playing with these and knew I didn't just want to offer it with a light skin tone so I played with a darker brown for the next one and even without purple I fell in love with this one too!

Fairy 2 Finished
Isn't she so cute? I just love the way she looks :D Then because I had the metallic bug and I went a bought a pile of pretty sparklies that I KNEW I needed to try out something for! I used the dark purple sparkly E718 and it ended up being soooo pretty!

Fairy 3 Finished

But it's so hard to get a good photo of the sparkles but you get a good idea looking at it here! What colours would you play with if you made these fairies?

3 Fairies - Finished

So what would you make for your fairies?

The pattern is now available in my shop and it comes with the three fairy designs which are two styles of dresses and two styles of wings and hair. You can make these however you want and I would love to see what you come up with! So many awesome options!

Fairy by Naughtscrossstitches

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Stitching,

Friday 3 July 2020

Friday Finds: Lyrics changing by region

This is a really interesting analysis and, full disclosure, being aussie growing up in the 90's I sang. Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin Laid an Egg. Though for the life of me I can't remember what came next!

I do remember the version about the barbie dolls and stabbing which seems to be an aussie thing but I wouldn't be able to sing it again.

What version do you know? I hope this was an interesting little funny video for you to watch.

Happy Stitching,
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