Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Hedgehog with flowers

A quick update on my progress with 'hedgehog with flowers'.  Alas my stitching stash has not arrived from Yeolde stitchery yet - it's been 6 weeks - last order with them took 2 months, so I gather that they just don't have things in stock like they claim they do - nevermind and never again - on with the stitching..!

... decided it would be fun to see my progress after each session of working on it - as you can see  - done a little back stitching on it just to get some of it out of the way as those flowers and leaves are going to need a lot of back stitching when they are finished - also his eyes will get done last.
Happy Stitching!

Monday, 21 May 2012

A little Stitching and a lot of Painting!

Been busy busy busy! Had a nice trip down south of Taiwan with the family, came back and decided to redecorate my 5yrs old daughters bedroom.  This is my first time decorating - anything! :)
I painted the walls in cream (yes you read right I painted, even surprised myself!) and the ceiling in a pale blue - made a bit of a mess of the floor this being my first time painting in all - took a while to clean up too! My daughter has a severe allergy to dustmites so the room had to be low maintenance - easy to clean, so I bought furniture and shelving that was easy for me to see if there was dust or not.  As you can see in the second photo I even painted a chalk board onto her wall, which I intend to put a boarder around and a tray for chalk.

Found this cute little stool which I couldn't resist which also went into her room -

Remember those hearts I cross stitched?  Well I painted around them as I thought the aida looked boring and framed them myself in some shadow boxes - they have yet to be hung up on to the wall - a job for my husband.

Ordered some stitching stash from YeOlde Stitchery, some of it I need to finish my current Wips! and once again they have me waiting - how long has it been?  A month?  This is the 3rd time I have ordered from them and the second time they've made me wait, 1st time my order took 7 weeks to arrive!  I need to stitch something!  ANYTHING!  So that's what I did - dinoursaurs - friendly dinoursaurs..

Hope to finish them on these cute little wooden easels and then these will go to my 3 year old son.

Still waiting.... so next up is a cute little hedgehog with flowers, this will go in my daughters room ... sigh ... come on Yeolde Stitchery I need my stash...

While I was away on holiday, saw these trees with these unusal flowers - aren't they pretty?

Now I'm off to take a peek at everyone's blogs - Happy Stitching!