Saturday, 25 February 2012

First Birthday Present Crafting

Today is my lovely friends Shazza and Dave’s little un’s 1st birthday.

Jack came into this world after some frantic nesting on his mother’s part and has been the apple of his parents eye since day one, he’s a little sweetheart.

And this is what I made him: 

It was quite easy to do, I bought the canvas and buttons, marked the on the canvas using my makeshift lightbox and a water soluble marker and simply stitched the buttons on. 

and of course I stitched his birthday card too

I hope Shazza, Dave and Jack like it and have a lovely day munching on birthday cake and having lots of fun together. 

Love to the three of you xxxx

Friday, 24 February 2012

A New Home: Card Embroidery

This card was made for my lovely friend Bella and her fella Rob who have recently moved to pastures new in thyeir own place together.

It's not drawn freehand, I amended a free printable patter from the lovely lade at Wild Olive (if you don't know of her beautiful blog, why not? Go check it out!)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day Card Crafting

We’ve always made our own cards for Valentine’s day and we never get sucked into the going out for a meal, buying gifts side of it. We just lock ourselves in the house watch a few films and eat delicious food, just the two of us, no-one else.

I embroidered Tim’s card this year and it took me a looooooong time. Embroidering a cabbage is not easy, especially when you want to get different greens to make it look better. It took me around 6 hours from start to finish, but it looks awesome! 

Mon Chou, in case you didn't know literally means "my cabbage" but it's a term of endearment and it's something I've been calling Timothy since we came back from Brussels. 

And I got this one in return! 

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's with your nearest and dearest :D 

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Card embroidery

Took me 3 hours from start to finish but it looks pretty good even if I do say so myself!

Friday, 3 February 2012

52 Reasons

I can actually post this is my 5th Wedding anniversary. I have the most amazing husband, his name is Timothy.

This year we'll be celebrating 10 years since our first date too! Maybe we should take a trip to our local Tesco and he can kiss me in the pizza aisle again (our very first kiss, how romantic?!).

I decided to make something for Tim this year, something that would express just a little of how much I love him and the things I love about him.

I found this amazing idea for a book of cards listing reasons I love my husband online here 

I wish it was my idea but it wasn't! It turned out to be not that hard to do, I created the inserts in publisher, ordered the cards and got sticking. The tricky but was punching the holes in the right place but apart from a couple of errors I seemed to do okay....I made this about six week ago but obviously haven't been able to pot anything about it but as we're currently jetting off on a plane to Brussels I have been sneaky and scheduled this to go live while we're up in the air.

I found it very hard to whittle it down to 52 reasons if I'm honest. There are many, many things I love about Timothy, but here are a few pics of the finished product (and the non too mushy ones!) ;D

He really does! More than anything else in the world (apart from me)

One for the wrestling fans out there

A little cheeky one at the end!

And here are a few more pics of our wedding:

Happy Anniversary Timothy, I love you lots :D xxxx