Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Stuff

I made a bunch of fobs and earrings. I now have FROGS! Along with some bunnies, skeletons, witches and pumpkins (some are glass and too cute). I uploaded all to here: StitchNButton Webshots
Threw in some pics as a preview

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Progress on Summer

I am part of a Summer SAL and decided to stitch up Summer by Vee and Co. I started this one in the Winter because I was sick of snow and ice. Picked up again a couple of weeks ago and made some good headway on it so far. Here is a Linkprogress pic.

You can see the chart pic on Virginia's site here:

Vee and Co - summer charts

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

And a progress pic

I told ya I've been stitching :) those top right leaves are the very edges of the pillow. Now I'm making my way down the side.

A little idea I came up with

There are a billion color changes in Lemons Limes and more. I originally bought one of those needle minders that have the cardboard insert to draw the symbol and then stick the needle in the sponge part. Well that would have been great but I didn't buy the case for it and the needles kept falling out and poking thru the project bag. I finally came up with an idea! I pulled out a piece of aida that has been in my stash for about 10 yrs now. Drew grid lines on it and then inside the boxes drew the symbols so I could park my needles accordingly. At first I just put the needles and left the threads dangle but then the needles would get caught up with the threads and drive me nuts. I finally decided to wrap the threads around the needles and it is working much better. I can use this over again by just crossing out the symbol and writing the new on next to it. Now I can just roll it up and throw it into the project bag :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lemons Limes and More update

Haven't stitched on this for about two months now and decided to pull it out and show it some love. It is coming along nicely :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Christmas word tree by M Designs

Finished this one on 7/16 and just ironed it today. I stitched it on 32ct Belfast Linen by Silkweaver...I think it was a solo cut. Thread is DMC Rayon S5744 (30744). I will be making the buttons to add on. Note on rayon: Bees wax works great to tame this beast rather than Thread Heaven. And use short lengths

Friday, July 01, 2011

Went thrift shopping last week and found some treasures! Along with finding a few frames to frame some projects I found these two items.

First was this box. It is really cute and the picture can be removed and a small cross stitch project added. Only $1.00

Here is the inside.

I also found this beauty!!! After painting the fabric last week and ironing it after it dried I was on a mission to fine a "real" iron. This baby is by General Mills. It has to weigh about 7lbs and boy does it work! Comes with an iron stand but will still need something else under it so it doesn't burn surfaces. I used it last night and it removed all of the wrinkles that my wimpy new iron couldn't handle. Love it! Only $20.00

I'm still in search for more flower frogs.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

handpainted napkins

Before we tried the fabric we had some pink 36ct Irish linen napkins handy. The top one was Brazilnut and Yellow died. The brown was almost black but we were able to rinse enough out that the yellow came thru a bit. The bottom one is green and yellow. Now to find some charts to go with these fabrics!

hand painted fabric

Here are the pieces that Gina and I painted at Vikki Clayton's Exhibit. We decided that since we have so many Halloween pieces that we want to stitch that we needed to go with that motif. We used white 18ct aida. I'm really happy with they way they turned out. Thanks again Vikki!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Made a little something

while at Vikki Clayton's exhibit they had some flower frogs. A couple were chipped so I took one and covered it in clay. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011


In order to keep myself organized I have created a separate email for fobs etc sales. You can now email with any inquiries about purchasing my items. I will be moving all of my saved emails to that account and keep it exclusively for my crafts.
Thanks everyone for your support :)

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Been working on some clay things

Here is some clay fresh out of the oven. These are from a couple of nights ago but I have more that I made last night and will make some fobs with them soon.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


I have been getting some interest in the fobs and counters. (Thanks to all, it keeps me inspired)
Here is a list of prices:
Triple/Quad Scissor Fobs: $18.00
Double Scissor Fobs: $12.00
Single Scissor Fobs: $8.00
Zipper Pulls: $5.00
Counters: 2 for $5.00
Shipping would be an extra $2.00 (could be 50cents to $1.00 more if there are multiples sent depending on weight). Outside of the US would have to be determined according to location.
I will accept paypal payments via my email. For any that are interested leave a comment with your email. (I will not post the comment to the blog or share the email)
Still need to work on the clay. I will probably work on it Friday and Saturday and Monday since I have those days off. Stay tuned.....

Zipper pulls part II

Tiger Eye Owl pull

Pink Flag Heart pull

Red Flower Cat pull

Pearl Stork Scissors Pull

How about some zipper pulls

Blue Stork Scissors pull

Blue Owl pull

Blue Crystal Owl pull

Black and Silver Flag Heart pull
(other side says Made In USA)

Black and Pink Stork Scissors pull

A few more fobs

Pearl Pink Double fob

Light Blue Owl fob

Black and Silver Owl fob

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lots O Fobs II

Red and Yellow Fob

Tigereye Butterflies fob

Pink fob

Lavender Scissors Fob

Hematite and Silver fob

Green Glass fob
As you can see I have created a bunch more scissor fobs. I'm also toying with the idea of making zipper pulls, I have them on my purses and project bags. Your Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Lots O Fobs

Green and Gold Leaves Fob

Green and Butterflies Fob

Blue Floral Fob

Goldstone Fob

Animals Fob

Stitch Counters II

Put some more of these together tonight. Comments and Ideas always welcome.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Need some help

here are some of the clay counters that I came up with and some easy buttons for this make it and take it booth. I'm trying to keep it simple and will pre-roll some canes for them to slice. I need some honest opinions and ideas please. I'm in a rut and stuck on beading instead of clay. HELP!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

More Fobs

Some more fob. I think I'm going to make some zipper pulls next. I made some before and still have one on my purse.