Kokeshi stuffie doll stitchery

First before I talk about my stitchery check out the flock of birds that were hanging out at my house this morning!

It was incredible!  at first they were all on my front lawn then by the time I got the camera they had flown up in the trees. 
Okay onto my latest project :-)
This is a cute little stitchery that I worked on and finished last weekend.   She is going to be a little stuffy doll for my 3 year old daughter.  I have had it on my list of things to do all week and other things keep getting in the way, keeping me from finishing her up.  So I thought I better at least post just the stitchery part so in case it takes me awhile to finish her.  By the way  you can find this adorable free pattern at Melly and Me.
I also started on this valentines day stitchery that I designed.  I am right in the middle of it still, but I thought I would give you a sneak peek :-)
I actually this is 1 of  3 Valentine stitchery designs I created about 3 years ago for a neighborhood stitchery club I was involved in. 
You can find the finished example of this one above here.
Happy crafting

Spooky! And other crafts :-)

My kids complained that I keep making cute wood crafts for others and not our self so these are some  Spooky letters I made to put on to of our piano :-)

I still need to antique the edges and add some embellishments,but I thought I would show what I have so far because   I have been so busy making Turkeys like this one below that this has been put on the back burner.

These Turkeys are what everyone seems to want right now at my Etsy shop.  I made two more today. I just don’t think there are enough cute Thanksgiving decorations these days.

Here are a couple of Halloween stitcherys that I have made also that I think are fun.

This one is so cute and simple and so easy!  The picture is kind of bright so you can’t tell what the top button is.  It is a crescent moon.

My kids love this one!  They always ask when we are going to put this decoration up because they love the saying :-)

Here is another fun Witch boot I made  :-)  I added glitter to it to add some sparkle :-) I like this one a lot!  can’t decide if I want to part with it or not. 

Add flare to onesies and T-Shirts!

My baby just turned 3 :-(
 I can’t believe how fast time is flying!  There are so many projects that I intended on doing when she was a baby and just did not ever do! 
My sister in law is expecting a baby in October and had her baby shower a  week ago.  In deciding what to do for a gift I remembered that I had onesies in my craft room that I never did anything with.
I really liked the ruffle butt idea I saw here.  So here is what I came up with.  I wish I had a baby to display it on, but I think you can get the idea :-)

And I did this cute stitchery on this Onesie a while ago,
 but I had never done more with it and it has been sitting in my craft room waiting to be given away. I felt it needed more added to it though so I added this ruffle skirt to the bottom of it.

Here is another fun Idea I found @ Sir Bubbadoo.  Freezer paper stenciling!  This looks so fun and easy!
And check out this idea using bleach!
you can find this idea @ Home maker.

Finished Stitchery

I finished this stitchery a few days ago, but I have not had much of a chance to get on the computer these days so this morning I finally sat down to do it. Anyway here it is :-)  I have a picture of it just plain and one after I colored it in with crayon.  I can’t decide which way I like it better. 

I love this quote and really liked how my little stitchery turned out :-)
There are 4 different types of stitches I used in this stitchery.
Basic backstitch
Lazy daisy stitch (flower petals, leaves and bee wings)
French knot (bee atenas, dots on I’s and the center of orange flower, the center of purple flowers and dots around it, and the cream flower)
Satin stitch (door of  beehive, bee bodies

For more info on how to do the different stitches here is a great link.  Stitchschool.

Recipes and a Stitchery!

I am a huge fan of the “Taste of Home” and Quick Cooking Magazines! I used to have a subscription, but the magazines would stack up so I stopped getting them. With the idea that I would buy the cookbook that would come out at the end of the year with all of the years recipes. But I never did end up doing that. A couple of weeks ago I went to our local Library with my kids and while browsing I discovered that there was a whole section with cook books. I decided to check out some that caught my eye (most of them were Taste of Home). I have been going through them picking out recipes that sound good to me and trying them out.

What a great way to find recipes without having to buy the book! I don’t know about you, but I usually have several favorite recipes in my recipe books and then there are a ton that I don’t care much for and then all those books take up space in my cupboard. I wish I had thought of it sooner! I have been slowly copying down ones I know will be good and favorites that I have tried out on my family :-) Everything so far has been a hit with them!

On a different note!

I have been getting back into doing stitchery lately. I have not done it in several months because I have been too busy. but I got to teach a stitchery class to the 12 and 13 year old girls at my church. I wanted something with a Beehive and flowers and a good quote. I could not find anything I quite liked so I compiled several ideas from different patterns and made it my own!

here is what I have done so far.

I will reveal the finished product soon :-)

Also I will update you on how my gardening is going soon :-)

A Valentine Stitchery

This is one of three stitichery designs that I designed last January, but never was able to stitch it because of a demanding baby.  Luckily I was able to stitch this one a few days ago.    I know it is still wrinkled and has a wet spot in the middle because I was trying to smooth out the wrinkles by spraying it with water before I took the picture.,  I wish that I could show it completed. I mean the stitchery is completed, but I can’t decide if I should frame it, make it into a pillow etc. and I was afraid that Valentines day would be past before I decided so I thought that I better just post it in case I did not get to it.

Stitchery on Onesies

So here is my first ever attempt at doing stitchery on Onesies! I have wanted to do this for a while now. I drew out my stitchery patterns and purchased the Package of Onesies a few weeks ago, but I just have not allowed myself the time to sit down and do it!

Finally I made the time yesterday afternoon. It was tricky working with the soft stretchy fabric so I know I can improve next time. I colored in the pea pod and peas with crayon. You just have to make sure you iron it or run it in a hot dryer for a few minutes to make sure it sets into the fabric.

I have about 4 other onesie stitchery patterns that I have made and so I am excited to see how they will turn out too! I also want to add a ruffle or bum ruffles at the bottom with coordinating fabric colors. Kari from U-Create has a great tutorial on that. http://kari-youcanmakeit.blogspot.com/2009/05/ruffle-butt-onesie-tutorial.html

Stitchery

So one of my latest things that I am into is stitchery. I helped start stitchery club with some other ladies in my neighborhood last Fall. This is a Thanksgiving one that I came up with. There are not very many cute Thanksgiving patterns out there so I decided to come up with my own!

Anyway I have a cute rustic square frame that I want to switch out my different seasonal Stitcheries.