Sunday, 20 November 2011

Festive Houses

Hi all and welcome back here again :) Last week was pretty busy for me. Work, gym, home, crafts, work, gym, home, crafts... and so on :) I've been trying to do as much crafting after hours as I could as Christmas is coming soon and I still haven't done my regular Christmas cards! As always I've got a few projects going on at the same time, typical! :) Last Friday I spent hours at my sewing machine making these little festive houses :)



Some pics taken in the garden :)


They came out quite well, what do you think? I tried my best to get my machine stitching as straight and neat as possible :) My mum loved these and she ordered some for herself and my nan so it seems like I'll be making some more in the near future!!! For those who want to know more, this project comes from Cross Stitcher magazine, issue 244, Christmas 2011. The houses were a freebie kit, which provided materials for the first 3 of them, there was also a choice of 6 cross stitch patterns. I made one extra using my imagination :)

Needles to say, I've been also working on my big cross stitch project for the cushion:


There's been some visible progress since I showed it last time, yet plenty remains to be finished. Getting there!!! 

Apart from my big project I've been trying to keep up with my festive linen bunting :) (Doesn't look like bunting at the moment but hopefully it will soon! :P ) So far I've stitched L O V E  C H R I S T M A S


You prolly think the polka dots letters are cute but they are quite fiddly to stitch due to numerous fractional stitches and frequent changing of the thread colour :) Can't wait to see it finished and hanging on the mantlepiece!!!

Today I've made this simple, quick card:


...for a colleague who has recently had her baby, Jay. I didn't want anything excessively fussy or fanciful, rather a simple card, something that is above all...blue and white :) Hope she likes it.... I'm desperate to sit down, lay out my card making toys around and make some proper decent cards but as we are going through a temporary house fix at the moment, some of the bedroom stuff is piled up in our lounge and blocking my card making space for days. Argh!!!

Tonight I'm joining Hand-made Monday at Wendy's. Get clicking chucks to see some lovely crafty creations. I'll be catching up with your blogs tomorrow evening as I am off to my bed in a moment :) (big yaaaaawn!) Back to work tomorrow!

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a hectic week with all the beautiful makes shown here. The houses are lovely and I bet they will be very popular. Like the festive bunting too.

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  2. What gorgeous little houses - I love the shot of them in your garden.

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  3. Gosh you get through so much! The houses are really lovely as is the bunting. Mich :)

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  4. You have been busy, makes me feel quite lazy but you've also given me some motivation to do more. I can't wait to see the finished cushion and those houses are lovely, in fact i'm loving it all! x

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  5. Well done on all your makes this week, the houses are so sweet

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  6. Those houses are lovely and all your comments about going to the gym make me feel really GUILTY!

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  7. Love the festive houses, bet they look great on a tree or around the house.

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  8. Your houses are lovely so sweet I can imagine them hanging up at xmas and your cushion cross stitch is looking fab. x

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  9. Everything on here is amazing! Beautiful work.
    jo x

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  10. Your linky picture did not disappoint, these little houses are lovely and your linen bunting looks so stylish

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  11. Martha - they are fantastic, I am not a cross-stitch lover but you have got me on the turn!

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  12. Your little houses look gorgeous especially hanging form the green painted fence. It really sets them off a treat. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Beautiful craft work. You've done so much, I'm surprised you have time to do anything else. Looking forward to seeing the bunting when it's finished.

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  14. The houses are super sweet, but I love the picture you've created. The whole Swedish thing makes for a lovely Christmas theme.

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  15. You have been busy. The little houses look so cute.

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  16. Oh, they are awesome! I just love the little houses. And your other piece is coming along just beautifully. Your work is just stunning.

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