Wednesday 29 October 2014

October Smalls SAL & Giveaway Winner

For the Smalls SAL this month, I made a little pumpkin decoration adapted from a design found at the craft blog `All You´ .  Instead of using a real pumpkin and cardboard, I tried making everything with fabric and added a little fancy embroidery down the seams

I like the end result and it will be a gift for a student of mine.  Heather at Stitching Lotus hosts the Smalls SAL and you can find more information about this group by clicking on my sidebar button.

My Anniversary Giveaway

I started this blog a year ago and I would like to thank all who are followers and regular visitors, those who pass by occasionally and to all those who have taken the time to leave comments. Thank you for having accompanied me during this year and for the friendships that I have found.

I roped in my student Carmen to choose the winner of my giveaway.

Congratulations  Linny, you are the winner of the scissor pouch.  I have sent you an e-mail, please let me have a mailing address where to send the pouch.
  Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway, I replied to all, so if you didn´t have a reply from me it is because your mail shows as `no reply´ I have this problem often and my settings change automatically every month or so,  please check: Carol - Carolyn L. - Karen L - Tina - Virginia - Liz in Kansas and Joanne, I couldn´t reply to any of you.

A very special thanks to Karen at Faeries and Fibres who surprised me by announcing my giveaway on her blog and therefore I have met some new bloggers.  If you don´t know Karen, please visit her blog and see the beautiful quilt work that she does, her amazing hexagons  which I had to  start making because her designs are so inspiring and Karen also has very informative tutorials to help us.

Until next week.  Have a smashing Halloween.


Wednesday 15 October 2014

Pumpkins and Anniversary Giveaway

A couple of months ago, my daughter requested a few decorative pumpkins for this autumn, so we hunted through my stash and sorted out some suitable fabrics.  She agreed to make the large pumpkins and I would make the smaller ones.
I took different photos during the day and with different lighting, but the pumpkins just didn´t want to be photographed and some were even camera shy and are missing from these three  pics shown here.

Where are the bright silver sequins?  and can you find the pumpkin with bright gold leaves?  I assure you there is one.

First Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway
I started this blog a year ago, well actually on the 28th of October, so to celebrate my first year in blogland and to thank all who have so kindly visited, followed or commented I am giving away another of my mermaid scissor pouches.  I had a lot of very nice comments regarding these pouches, so here is another opportunity to win one.

Just leave a comment here on this post.  You don´t have to have a blog or be a follower, although it sure would be nice if you were.  This giveaway is open to all countries until the 28th October.  I will announce the winner on my `Smalls´ post of the 29th October.  Have a nice week.

Linking to Supermom no cape Stitchery party.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

More Redwork Ladies

I´m a bit behind with my post this week  I´ve been making a few more fabric pumpkins and I wanted to get them photographed and in the mail.  However this wasn´t so easy with the dull cloudy days we have been having and I couldn´t get the lighting right.  Anyway I will show them in a later post before Halloween.
Here are two more of my redwork ladies finished.

They stitched up really quickly and as usual I added a few beads, sequins and what nots where possible.

and I think these old frames suit the designs.

Here are the four redwork designs completed. I can´t get them to photograph correctly, maybe on your screens you can see them better than I can, but I shall try to improve the photo  Now I will just have to find a space to put the four pictures..

                                     Until next week ---- by the way it will be my blog anniversay giveaway next week so don´t forget to come by.

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