My Cards and Crafts



Sunday, 22 November 2009

Xmas gifts 2009

Whilst I was in Texas visiting friends who were kind enough to pay for our tickets to get there I went to a wonderful store called Hobby Lobby.
They have a huge range of crafting stuff, I found these little bags and just had to have them as I knew I could make something from them.
I set to work when I got home started stitching. I made four very diferent bags for friends and placed some chocolate into each bag as a Christmas present.
I tried to choose things that each person liked and used colours that would compliment each bag.
I added some extra embelishments to finish off each project and to make it personal.
I wish I had bought more of them they are so useful and make lovely little gifts. I am hoping to find some like them in England but no luck so far.

Cross Stitch Cushion

I made this little cushion by hand I also made the filler for it as well. The design was a kit and I loved making it. I have never made anything like this before. The chairs were the hardest part as they are a little fiddly but I think it turned out ok in the end.
I saved the chart and may do it again later on, only problem is I will not have the same colours unless I send off for them.
The cushion was made from fabric I had left over from covering a chair seat ages ago. I don't have a sewing machine so I hand stitch everything I make. It takes longer to do things but it keeps me busy.

Back online at home

At last I am back on line at home so I can get back to doing all the things I love.
It has been far too long and I am hoping to get back in the swing of things soon.
Lots going at here we are to get new windows installed on the 7th December. The Council has finally been able to put some money into the kitty and get the much needed repairs and stuff done. The window frames we have at present are wooden and rotten to the point they are unsafe. So the new windows will be really welcomed. No more nasty drafts plus I will be able to open windows again. One has been sealed to stop the drafts and to make it safer.
Well I want to get some pics added to my blog so I will do that now I hope everyone will soon be back and seeing what I have been doing.