Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween charts - Giveaway

Giveaway time!!
As I have stitched these patterns before
See here & here
They are now available to 2 of you
These are original charts that I've recently purchased
The first one is called
Jacks Are Wild! from Waxing Moon Designs
This is now a discontinued chart...

The second one is called
Halloween (Flip It Collection) from Lizzie Kate
This originally came with a little bat charm
Note as I have stitched this project, the chart will come without the charm 

Do you fancy winning one of these charts?
All you have to do is:
1/ Be a follower (new or existing one)
2/ Have an active blog
3/ Leave a comment on this post confirming you wish to participate to the giveaway
& clearly specify which chart you'd like to stitch
I will post worldwide, so you all have a chance ☺
Closing date: 2nd Nov 2013
I will randomly pick 2 names and the
lucky winners will be announced on the 3rd Nov
Good luck!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

An extremely pleased teacher...

It all started when "tadpole" said to me
"Wouldn't it be nice to make something for my teacher for Halloween!"
What a sweet idea, I know he really likes his teacher this year

I planned on stitching a little Halloween item, buying a few Halloween chocolates and
wrapping everything in clear film (the type florists use) with orange tissue paper & ribbons!
That sounds good, doesn't it?

I went to the local shopping centre & visited Hotel Chocolat
WOW!!! It was Halloween Chocolate Heaven!!
It was so hard to decide what to purchase, there was so much choice, it was full of tempting pieces...
I finally made my mind up & bought these cuties:

A cute diddy chocolate pumpkin called a Yumpkin
(No need to say who popped in my mind straight away, I'm sure you've all guessed!)

these white chocolate ones, Yikes!!!
I was really pleased with these and started my stitching...

I've decided to make a little ornament with
2 items from the Halloween Sneak Peek collection from The Trilogy

This is The Little Witch on the recto

And Haunted House on the verso

Both stitched on 28 ct Zweigart evenweave Brittney Light Taupe
Using all charted DMC colours and stitched 2 over 2
Finished off as an ornament with apricot & black beads


  I was on a roll and decided to add an other little something
After much online tracking (thanks Jo)
I went for the cute little ghost from Valérie Danish of Val's Stitchin' Stuff

 Stitched on 28 ct Zweigart evenweave Brittney Pearl Grey
Using all listed DMC colours and stitched 2 over 2
I initially planned on finishing it off as a little cushion
Somehow, something happened (it was a bad day!) & my cushion got smaller...
& eventually ended up into an other ornament!
I was so so frustrated, the stitching fabric kept fraying
as I was trying to finish off my slit/ladder stitch
What a disaster!!!
You know I'm a perfectionist and not being able to do a neat finish really freaked me out!!
I had to stitch it as good as I possibly could, so to hide the ugliness,
ended up placing a ribbon (thanks Christina) to turn it into an ornament
I am so not pleased with this one...

Then, to stress me out even more...
When came the time to carefully "wrap" the goodies,
I noticed my little choccie pumpkin had melted!!!!!
I'd left it in our dining room & somehow the autumn sun finished it off!
Panic, the deadline was near. I had to rush to the shop again to buy another one

 Finally got everything together last night ready to be handed out this morning to the teacher
Apologies, couldn't really show you the whole "finished package" as by the time it was done
it was very late & dark so the picture is pretty awful (flash, didn't help!)

Feedback from Tadpole - He never seen a teacher so excited & "squeal" so much!!
She was delighted & opened it up as soon as she got it
Tadpole is officially a teacher's pet ☺

Glad this ordeal is over,
now off to stitch a little something for the Home Sweet Home exchange
Should be hassle free, shouldn't it?
Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

SAL La Pensée Positive (Part 2) - Jardin Privé

Yes, I had to change my blog template once again
It seems it will no longer be free, so I had to find something else!

Here is my update on Nathalie's SAL
Part 2 has taken a little longer to stitch due to all these letters
Photo is still blurry - Sorry
Stitched on 16 ct white aida with all DMC colours

Off to find out who my partners will be on the Home Sweet Home Exchange!

Happy Stitching!

Voici ma mise à jour sur le SAL organisé par Nathalie
Cette deuxième partie m'aura pris un petit peu plus de temps à broder...
Toutes ces lettres! :)
Désolé pour la pauvre qualité de ma photo - Je mis suis reprise à plusieurs fois!!
J'ai sérieusement la tremblotte :)

Maintenant un petit tour sur vos blogs afin de savoir qui sont
mes partenaires pour l'échange Home Sweet Home

A tout à l'heure...


Saturday, 12 October 2013

Moutons de Saisons, Automne - Tralala

I'm back with a little finish!
This is the Autumn version of the seasonal sheep designs from Tralala
Stitched on white aida 16 count using all preconised DMC colours
Finished yet again as another cushion

I've also joined a new exchange
Home Sweet Home
There is still time to join the fun,
just hop here!

Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Enfin de retour avec un autre projet terminé!
Voici la version Automne des Moutons de saisons de chez Tralala
Je l'ai brodé sur toile Aida blanche 16ct & utilisé les brins DMC recommandés
Une fois de plus, une finition coussin s'est imposée!
Je suis un peu décue du résultat
 J'aurais du avoir l'intelligence de choisir une toile crême ou écru
afin de faire ressortir la laine du petit mouton... Quel domage!

Je me suis inscrite pour l'échange
Home Sweet Home
organisé par Céline à Les Petits Bonheurs de Céline
Il reste encore du temps pour nous rejoindre!!!
Visitez içi

A tout à l'heure...

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Trick or Treat Halloween Exchange #2

This year, I have joined the Trick or Treat Halloween Exchange
organised by Parsley of Seasons Of My Mind

I have already sent my bits & pieces to Nikki of Furry Bottoms earlier on
You can read all about it here

Now, last Thursday, I received my goodies from Christina of Whilst Iiris Naps

What a delight! So many gifts...
Halloween goodies galore: banner, confetti, straws, napkins, stickers,
card, chart, floss, ribbon, scissor fob and other bits & bobs!!
I was truly gobsmacked to receive so much

Christina you are a little angel! I love everything!
There was another little something in the parcel...
- Yes, I've saved the best til the end, ha ha ha -

An absolutely tiny adorable ornament!!!
So finely stitched on iridescent fabric & finished with some lovely beads & a charm
It is perfect & I love it ☺

Here is the front...

And the back...

Christina thank you so much for your generosity & kindness!
Sending big hugs & kisses your way!!

Happy Stitching!

Comme vous le savez déjà, j'ai participé à l'échange 
Halloween Trick or Treat
organisé par Parsley à Seasons of My Mind

Nikki à Furry Bottoms a déjà reçu ses petits cadeaux que je lui avais envoyé.

Maintenant c'est à mon tour!!
J'ai reçu tout plein de belles choses de la part de Christina à Whilst Iris Naps

Des confetties, une banderole, des serviettes en papiers, pailles, 
cartes, autocollants, grille, ruban, échevette et autres...

Et le meilleur pour la fin... Un superbe petit ornement brodé par Christina.
Elle a très bien travaillé, la broderie est fine & finition parfaite,
complète avec petites perles & charme!!!

Milles merci Christina ☺

A tout à l'heure...

Friday, 4 October 2013

Autumn in my garden Giveaway - Mirabilia

Ivana from Ivana-Cross-Stitch
is organising a lovely giveaway!
For a chance to win the beautiful original chart
Autumn In My Garden from Mirabilia
Please hop along to her blog :)
Good luck to everyone!!
Happy Stitching!
Source: Ivana-Cross-Stitch Blog
Ivana du blog Ivana-Cross-Stitch
organise un superbe giveaway!
Pour une chance de gagner la grille originale
Autumn In My Garden de chez Mirabilia
Allez jeter un petit coup d'oeil sur son blog :)
Bonne chance!
A tout à l'heure...

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Autumn - Simply Necessaries

I tumbled across this lovely freebie!
This is Autumn from Marie Auriau at Simply Necessaries
A very pretty looking finish
The chart is available in both English & French
Click here
Happy Stitching!
Mii x
Une petite trouvaille lors d'un visite sur le Net!
Automne de Marie Auriau chez Simply Necessaries
Grille disponible en Français our Anglais
Cliquez le lien ci-dessus pour obtenir la grille
A tout à l'heure...