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The Week Ahead

29 Jul

I posted off my custom Tartan Cross Stitch Earrings this morning.  I’m so pleased with how they turned out and love the detail in them – I just hope my giveaway winner feels that same way!

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They are based on the Cameron of Erracht tartan, and considering the tiny scale I’m working to, I think they’re a fair representation.

I am planning to expand my range of tartan cross stitch earrings, but in the meantime I have also created a listing for Custom Tartan Earrings, which will make such a unique gift for friends or family (or just a cheeky treat for yourself!)

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This week I am also getting back into some knitting – I’m currently working on a twisted rib pattern which is taking me quite a while… which means I’ll probably keep jumping between projects until its finally finished.  I can be quite impatient with slow patterns!

Don’t forget, there’s still a couple of days left of the Christmas in July Sale.  Head on over to my Etsy Shop and use coupon code CIJUK10 for 10% off EVERYTHING!  It may seem early, but Christmas in only a few months away, so why not get organised with some handmade gifts…

And the Winner is….

22 Jul

My Tartan Cross Stitch Earring giveaway has ended!

Photo by Chuck Rogers on Flickr

Congratulations go to Isobel L. who has been randomly selected as the winner!  Isobel will shortly be receiving her own pair of custom handmade cross stitch earrings featuring the Erracht Cameron tartan.

Would you like to receive a pair of custom tartan cross stitch earrings for yourself or as a unique gift for a friend?  Then get in touch – I just love custom work!

The Week Ahead – Cross Stitch Madness!

24 Jun

I’ve finally prepared my series of cross stitched Christmas cards and I’ve been listing them in my Etsy shop.  Yep, I know it’s June but these cards are hand stitched to order so I might as well have them ready for the super organised amongst you!

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Some feature single toned threads whilst others use hand dyed variegated threads which add another element to these designs.

I looked at Fair Isle for my inspiration and these patterns have been adapted from photos of traditional knitted sweaters I found online.  I think there is something sweet about the simplicity of these designs and they are perfect for giving to friends or family.

If you would like to order a pattern in a specific colour which isn’t listed, just give me a shout – I absolutely love custom stitching 🙂

This week I will be sticking with my cross stitch, but working on more tartan earring designs.  Keep you eyes peeled for these little works of art coming soon!

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The Week Ahead – New Ideas

6 May

So it’s another week and I’ve been taking things a little easy on the crafting front.  However, I’ve got 101 different ideas to try out so I’m ready to jump straight back in!

20130428_205828This week I am planning on finishing off my basket weave scarf (which I’ve been taking a ridiculously long time with) and starting on some new cross stitch ideas.  Let’s face it, the weather is finally improving so I should probably put the knitting needles to one side for now.  Saying that, I do want to start going to a local knitting night – there are a few pubs in Edinburgh that seem to hold regular knitting nights.  I just need to build up the courage to pop along (I’m stupidly shy when it comes to these things!!)

One of my new ideas is to create Cross Stitch Tartan Earrings.  Not sure how it’s going to pan out but I’ve ordered the threads to create a Flower of Scotland Pattern so I’ll probably have an update on that next week.

PurpleHeartEarringsI’ve also just finished some more Heart Cross Stitch Earrings and they’ll be going into the shop in the next day or two.

I recently knitted a pair of baby booties for one of the gals at work and I think they would be a great wee seller so I might try knitting up some more – they’re truly adorable!  I might need to take another crack at the matching hat though – this one looks a tad small!!IMG_20130427_213202

I think that’s all my news for now.  I’m sure I’ll have more of an update once I properly get back into things this week!  Enjoy the Bank Holiday Monday if you’re getting the day off.  Sadly I’ll no doubt be typing away at work by the time you’re reading this!