Tag Archives: tartan

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…

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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!

Giveaway! Tartan Cross Stitch Earrings

15 Jul

Avid followers of my blog and/or shop will know that I have started creating tartan cross stitch earrings.  These miniature pieces of art are created by cross stitching the tartan pattern and mounting it onto antique silver frames and matching earwires.

I want to expand my collection (I only have three tartans at the moment!) but I’m not sure what the most popular tartans would be.MacleodEarrings[1]

This is where you come in!

I am offering a free pair of custom tartan cross stitch earrings, stitched in your own family’s tartan.  What a unique prize (if I do say so myself!)

Here is what you need to do:

  • Click on the giveaway button below to be taken to the giveaway entry page.
  • Tell me what your family’s tartan is.  This may require a little research on your part and obviously not everyone will have a Scottish name.  However even if your own name isn’t Scottish, you may have Scottish ancestors so I am happy for you to enter a substitute name.  The point being I just want to find out what the most common tartans will be!
  • You can also submit additional entries by following the steps on the Rafflecopter website (e.g. follow my blog, like my Facebook page etc)

This giveaway will be open for entries for one week – ending at midnight (BST) on 21 July.  The winner will be announced on Monday 22 July and it will take me one week to create the custom tartan earrings.

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MacdonaldEarrings[1]In the meantime you can find my current offering of Tartan Cross Stitch Earrings right here.  Remember you can use Coupon Code CIJUK10 for 10% off everything in my Etsy shop until the end of July.

Thanks in advance and good luck!

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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Friday Finds – Highland Holiday

31 May

‘Highland Holiday’ by The Candy Tree

I’m heading off on holiday to the west coast of Scotland and the Highlands next week and I wanted to share these Scottish goodies with you to help me get in the mood!

Click on an image to be taken to the relevant Etsy shop for full details.


The Highland Cow Print

$15

Tiny Lilac Purple Tartan Pla…

$4

Felt brooch, Scottish woodla…

$30

Rustic Scottish Thistle line…

$24

Real Men Eat Haggis Scottish…

$23

Japanese Washi Tape – Maskin…

$3.5

SUMMER – Bulky Highland Wool…

$19.5

Kim Victoria Paintings on Gr…

$12

Harris tweed Paperwhite kind…

$35

Scottish wild harvested Yew …

$3.99

Tweed Pincushion – vintage r…

$6

SCOTTISH SEA POTTERY – Neckl…

$15

Scottish Sea Glass Wire Wrap…

$15

Tartan Wool Tie – Tasmania T…

$7.98

Scottish Thistle Locket Vin…

$14

Scottish Stags paper ornamen…

$3

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Treasury – A Scottish Tribute

25 Jul

‘A Scottish Tribute’ by TheCandyTree125

This is a tribute to Scotland – my beautiful home!  Please click on the pictures to be taken to the relevant Etsy shops for full details.


The Elizabeth of Glamis Life…

$95.00

Beach Pottery, Cream, Base R…

$9.99

Silver Squares and Sea Glass…

$25.00

Hand Turned Wooden Scottish …

$24.00

Hand Painted Scottish Celtic…

$16.00

Harris Tweed Kindle eBook S…

$32.00

Scottish Highland Landscape …

$35.00

My Bonnie Dearie – Little S…

$36.00

Letterpress Scottish Terrier…

$3.20

Fabric Buttons – Scottish Ta…

$3.50

Bellhaven Bay Scotland Origi…

$7.50

Scottish Seascape, Findhorn …

$25.00

100% Scottish Pure New Wool …

$6.00

Scottish sea pottery necklac…

$9.00

Leslie Tartan Scotland

$60.00

Scottish tartan used by Vivi…

$95.00

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