Sunday, September 23, 2012

Free pattern: love birds embroidery

I made this sweet little stitchery up this year and thought I would offer it to you as my very first free pattern. During some down time at my day job, I sketched these little fellas up and knew I had to stitch them up. It's a really quick one with two different stitches - a back stitch and a single lazy daisy petal. If you don't know how to do a lazy daisy stitch, have a quick search - it's easy as! When you finish, pop it in a hoop and hang it somewhere nice.

{click on the picture to print off the pattern}

I really hope you like my little love birds!

Crystal x

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tail Feathers Journey :: Block 5

Block 5 is finished! That took too long. My goal is to finish the top before the end of the year and I am recommitting to that... and a few other goals too! I have kicked a few off the list and that feels great so I should really do some more of that I think. Nothing like crossing things off the to do list!

This block was actually a pretty quick one - only one stitchery with applique. I am really loving the way it is turning out.

How are your blocks coming along? Are you still enjoying them?

Crystal x

Friday, September 14, 2012

craft tutorial round up :: under the sea

Hello my lovelies! I have rounded up some of the best ocean themed crafty diys going round just for you!

one: out to sea mermaid by Merrillee at mermag for sarah jane (clothes patterns can be purchased separately here)

two: whale fight by mollie at the wild olive blog

three: seashell softies by punk projects 

four: octopus amigurumi crochet pattern over on craft salad blog

five: shark purse by Kara on the a beautiful mess blog

Thanks for stopping by! Crystal x