... yup, got my mums christmas card made yesterday (which I will blog when I spot some challenges :-) ), but I also cracked on with a bit of making up - I am a bit of a devil for starting projects but never actually seeing them through to the end, but as one of these was a Christmas present and one I wanted for home I thought I'd better get my finger out and get on with it, especially with the kids not at home:
Apologies though for the rather dodgy photos it was a miserable afternoon and lighting was shocking:
Steph kindly pointed me in the direction of some Avengers cross stitch patterns and I went for this one, it was going to turn out a lot bigger for the whole row of characters than I realised so I chose Captain America to stitch and make up into a cushion for Tom who is a fan - I am pleased with how it turned out and amazed that I used my noggin to make it up!!!! shock!!! as I am a bit of a div when it comes to sewing and forgetting to sew them right sides together etc!!! anyhoo, the picture shows the end pinned but I sat and ladder stitched it last night and it looks good - so now both my boys have cushions wrapped up for Christmas.
And now for.... yup you've guessed it another cushion - (again showing a pinned edge but now fully finished:
This was a Lizzie Kate design (another that worked out bigger than I thought), I've sewn it onto fabric that was from a fat quarter that I bought reduced in the summer.
I've been really good and just used fabric that I had in the house rather than buying new as I seem to be getting a little stash and not using any - hubby will be pleased lol.
As I have stitched this design now, I doubt I would stitch it again - if anyone would like it I'd be happy to post it on to you as a RAK just leave a comment for me - if I get more than one request by Wed I'll pop the names in a hat (hope that is fair and ok).
Right best be off forgot to make a card for my stepson and his girlfriend (big oops!!)
Thanks for looking
2 days ago