Monday, 2 March 2015

Christmas Wishes

I dropped out of the 2015 Stitch-a-long but I am
committed to finishing the January project, my
stitching is all finished and ready to be stitched
 to some background fabric.....
More of this one later....
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Petite Sewing Kit

I started this little set in 2010 and I am not sure why it got
tucked away after only the stitcheries being completed....
So spent a few hours yesterday finishing it off....
I worked on getting the needle book together first....
It is just a tad bit cute this little beauty....
It has woven wool pages and a tiny pocket in the back cover...
I really like the choice of fabric for the bag, check
 out those cute hand stitched pin tucks....
All stitched up with cute wooden buttons stitched on the ties...
Yay! My first of many UFO's and
projects to be completed in my Studio.....
Love Anni Downs projects....
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Birthday Spoiling

I forgot to share this little beauty with you!!!!
Suze spoilt me for my birthday with this great stitching lamp...
It comes with a USB cord for recharging and
has 3 light settings and I loooooooove it!!!!
Thanks again Suzie Black....Mwa!
Every stitcher needs one....
Have a great weekend!

Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

Friday, 27 February 2015

GDITC Lynette Anderson Swap

Had some quiet stitching time in my studio last night
and it was bliss, finished off my little swap gift
 for GDITC 2015....
A cute little stitchery from our tutor Lynette Anderson
 that we could make into whatever we wanted to....
I made this little zippered number and
would love to keep it for myself...he he!
The flip side!
A little something popped inside....
I can't wait to see all the variations of this little stitchery...
Until next time, Happy Stitching....

Kate

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Desktop Centre

Hello Blogland I hope you have all had a good week....
I wanted to show you a project that I worked on this week...
I picked this up at Spotlight the other day with a 40% off voucher
 making it an affordable addition to my Studio....
I must have been having flat pack withdrawals
 cause this was all the medicine I needed....
So many parts for such a little unit!
The little drawers are too cute.....
Here it is all assembled....I love it!
Plenty of spots for bits and pieces....
And a hanging rod for ribbons, tapes etc....
Perfect on the corner of my Sewing Bench....
I also got this little unit but it was already put together
 and perfect to hold rolls of ric rac and ribbons....
They look great on the bench and make
 me smile when I look at them...
Have a great weekend....
I hope you all find time to be a bit creative....
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Initial Heart Swap Gift Sent to Melanie









I joined in on Cheryll's  Initial Heart Swap...
And this is what I sent off to my partner Melanie in SA....
Heart Chocolate....
Heart Soaps.....

A Heart Chalk Board.....

And this covered notebook made from French General
 fabrics and red work stitching.....
I LOVE how this one turned out and I hope Melanie does....

The main rule was to embroider Melanie's initial onto a heart...

It's so nice to be participating in some swaps again....

Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate
 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

"Suze in The Studio"

Yay! I finally got to do some stitching in my Studio
 with my bestie Suze yesterday....
Here she is sitting at the cutting table....
Suze was busy working on her February stitch-a-long blocks..
Proudly displayed on my Design Wall....
I was just busy making a mess....ha ha!
And working on a little swap gift for GDITC in Nundle...
More of that later....
Sadly not much stitching was achieved because the shops took
 up a lot of our day and perfecting the art of eating....ha ha.....
Suze is on her way home and I miss her already....
 
I hope you all enjoy your Sunday....
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Feeling the Love

This is what I received from Kim
in Cheryll's Initial Heart Swap.....
Firstly I would like to say a big good on you to Cheryll for
organizing us all, this has been a fun swap....
And secondly a huge WOW! and thanks to Kim
This bag is so adorable and I am
very excited to be the lucky owner....
It was filled to the top with so many lovely goodies....
Pen, notepad, soap, 2 fat quarters from my Favourite designer
 Anni Downs and Yummy delicious chocolates....
I am definitely feeling the love today....
Happy Valentines Day Blog Land
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Friday, 13 February 2015

Ikea Picture Shelves

I have a little collection of framed stitcheries that over the years I have stitched or my friends have stitched for me and was going to hang them in various positions in the studio. On our way home from 1 Direction last weekend Alison and I took a little detour to Ikea and I picked up a couple of picture shelves that I thought would be perfect for the space, only $14.99 each.....
I LOVE IKEA!!!!!
So last night I set about transforming
 this drab wall above my day bed.....
Into this lovely display area for my stitcheries......
They are perfect because they don't jut out too far.....
3 holes with my drill, a bit of tweeking with my spirit level
 and screw driver and they were up in no time....
Perfect and with space to add just a few more pretties....
I would have loved them to go all the way across but I am
going to put a small television in the corner eventually....
I will need some contact with the outside world when I become
 a recluse and lock myself in there Forever!!!! Ha Ha Ha
My perfect space waiting for my bestie Suze to
 arrive from Cobar later this afternoon....
Don't try to contact us tomorrow because we
will be stitching the day away....Yay!
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

What's in your Hoop today?



I am working on my stitchery for the swap at Nundle...
Yay! Bring on Girls Day in the Country 2015...
I think it is only fitting to keep it in my
Lynette Anderson Sewing Bag that we made last year...
Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

Monday, 9 February 2015

Secret Swap Stitching



I have been working on some secret swap stitching
 in the Studio tonight using some French General
 fabrics and some sweet red thread....
Cute little hearts.....shhhh this is all I can show for now...

All packaged up ready to send to ???????
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Saturday, 7 February 2015

First Stitching Night




My friend Alison and I had our first Stitching Night in
 my little "Studio" on Wednesday night....
Started off with a toast, and that was the end of me for sewing..
Gotta have my wits about me when using pins and scissors...
Lots of fun working out my selfie stick for a snap shot on
 the daybed, many attempts until we found a presentable one...
Ha Ha Ha much laughter was occurring here....
Alison worked on her sewing bag from last years GDITC....
No pics of that though as I was busy packing things away
into my sewing bench drawers and keeping Ali on track....
Yum Yum Plum and Almond Pie for Supper... 
Off to Sydney today to see 1Direction tonight.....
Yes you heard me right....1D!
 
Looking forward to a whole day stitching in the Studio
 next weekend with a special visitor....Yay!
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate
 
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