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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Embroidered Scissor Case

A few weeks ago, I went to a craft fair, and found so many handcrafted embroidery. I did buy a few things. But it gave me inspiration to try some embroidery myself. I'm more into cross stitch and have limited experience with embroidery. but I think I did ok. here are some pics of a scissor case I made. it took about a week. the embroidery took ages to stitch. it didn't look like the original pattern as I changed some things because I didn't have the confidence to do it. I added Palestrina stitch on the outer edges of the case. I also made a matching fob to go with it. the fob was very hard to make, but I got there in the end, more or less. :o)
This is a going to be a gift for my lovely friend Heidi, she already knows about it so its ok to show the case here.
The original pattern is from Classic Embroidery magazine. hope you like what I have made.
enjoy the pics.
luv from olga.











Saturday, 20 June 2015

I'm Back

Since my last post of the Judy O'dell box, i was unable to get into my blog because it was hacked into, and then we moved house and after that i was unwell for 7 months and i am still not 100%, during this time i was unable to do hardly any cross stitching at all, found it difficult to even do everyday things. however, as i was getting better, i did pic up my stitching from time to time, till eventually i was able to do more with each day.
want to thank all my followers and lovely comments too, soon i will be posting again showing some of the cross stitch i have done, and even an embroidered scissor case.
I have also been asked if i  create any of my cross stitch designs for all the smalls i make, im sorry to say i dont,  i use bits and peices of designs and put them together to create smalls for like scissor cases etc.  but perhaps i will try to create one for a scissor case in the future.
 thank you for your continued support.
Luv from Olga.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Shellys Jewerly Box By Designer Judy O'Dell





























































































I am very excited to share with you my latest finish. It has been designed by Judy O'Dell. As you know I luv this designer, she amazes me with the things she comes up with.  I used the design to make the pincushion and the fob with scissor case, as the design was only for the box, lid and needle roll, which I made smaller and into a needle/book.  I used an ecru colour fabric for the inside of the box, and green fabric for the out side parts of the, but I used linen for the stitching, the green fabric is used on the lid and bottom of the box.  its a very generous sized box, I'm really pleased how it turned out.  I used a combination of about 20 packets of beads, gold more than the pink ones, I used metallic gold sewing machine thread to stitch the gold beads on, and I used about 30 meters of green ribbon in total.  For the pincushion, I used a wooden based one, where you just attach the stitched piece to the cushion and then the screw on the bottom underneath holds it all together.  The green buttons you see are vintage buttons which I bought a while back from a lady that was selling her mother's and grandmother's buttons at a car boot sale. I'm glad I have given these buttons a special place on the sewing box set. thank you for visiting.
So I will now leave you to enjoy all the pictures.
luv from Olga.



Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Passione Ricamo Morning Fae

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Another amazing finish by Heidi, thank you so much for sharing with us all, we always luv to see your wonderful work.   As always your work is beyond words!


luv from Olga.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Some Finishes From Last Year

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Before xmas last yr, I stitched this red robin for my friend Heidi, and she loves it, it was easy to stitch but a lot of colour changes, they were charts for cards, but thought it would lovely to make into a needle book.

I also stitched this mail art set to Elizabeth.


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enjoy the pics.
luv from Olga.