Yes, my #30For30Crafting challenge is complete! Tomorrow I will be starting a new challenge.
I have been inspired! #TheStitchingHour2017 hosted by @ambitiousstitches; bring on June 1st! I am already doing an hour at time, let’s make it two! Hee hee! I will be taking my stitching with my on my holiday with my Tribe – I am very excited! There is WiFi where we are staying, so I will be able to keep you all up to date on everything!
I want to complete The Story Time Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery as soon as possible; as the girls have created a dinosaur themed piece that will be perfect for my nephew!
I have also started A Very Merry Christmas Town by the girls; I felt that I will do this project for this challenge – I have got the evening off today; so I see stitching in my future!
Until the next row…
Hey everyone. Just a quick post to let you know that I have signed up for the #30For30Crafting Challenge, created by the wonderful Jess aka CraftingGeek.
For May, I have agreed to stitch for a minimum of 30 minutes 30 days – I will have a free day as May has 31 days
This is the push I need to complete my Story Time Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. For my keen followers on Instagram, you would have all seen my latest progress.
Sprite Stitch has been quiet recently and I have made a list of the challenges I have not completed; you can see the list under the “Sprite Stitch Challenges” page here on the blog.
I know the quicker I finish the Story Time Sampler, the quicker I can crack on with my Stitching For Charity piece for Sprite Stitch.
I will post my updated here and on Instagram – let’s do this!!
I know that I am over two years behind with this pattern but I have had a very positive stitching sessions. Just have a look at these:
This is how I ended yesterday before heading off to work…
I have also decided to enter the Make of The Month competition and Craftie Challenge both via Create and Craft – I know, I’m crazy!
Until the next row…
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! I have had a busy few weeks. I have been downsizing my Etsy & craft show stock. I am currently hosting a Flash Sale on my Facebook page – head over there if you wish to see what I have. I have decided to stick with jewellery and stitched items. So, with a gift card I received for Christmas a trip to Hobbycraft at Northampton I carried out. I went round the store looking for some stitchy inspiration. This was when I saw this:
I tried to start it that afternoon, however I found the pattern too small to read and the Aida not tough. So…I decided not to follow the pattern – I created my own pattern using the thread colours provided in the kit. I thought it was a genius idea. What do you think?
I am thinking about created more of these to sell in February. Would you buy it? Either the hoop or pattern? Let me know… I have been thinking about what to back the hoop with; I have seen people who have used felt or scrapbook paper.
On the same trip, I saw Cross Stitcher (which I thought I had subscribed to – if not, I will start in February!) and there is a new SAL in the January issue. I am rather excited about that. I will need to make another trip to Hobbycraft to buy some more Aida and any threads I don’t have. Also I noticed that February’s issue was also available – two magazines to get through!
Also, I have been spending some time on my 2015 SAL from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I have been focusing on the title banner and the first frame. I have so many of the kits from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and I have decided to finish them before I buy anymore. I can buy them from The Homemakery here in the UK. Hee Hee, cheeky I know!
The members at Sprite Stitch have been Stitching for Charity; where they all do a 6″ x 6″ square of stitching that is made into a quilt. I did plan to join them a few years ago, but life took over and I was unable to. However, Doctor Mario is what I am going to do for the charity. I have been getting my supplies together for a few months now and I am ready to get started. I will keep you posted on all of that…
Until the next row…
Currently, I have only a small pile of WIPs – well, only one! It is the Story Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. It was the 2015 Stitch-A-Long. I am aiming to make it for my niece; who is a lover of books. She loves to read.
This is what it should look like when I have finished it:
The characters that I should have got through are:
January: Alice in Wonderland
February: The Secret Garden
March: Sherlock Holmes
April: Wizard of Oz
May: Charlotte’s Web
June: Peter Pan
July: The Lady of Shallot
August: Phantom of the Opera
September: Black Beauty
October: Anne of Green Gables
November: Little Women
December: A Christmas Carol
BONUS! This chart also contains a bonus character- Jay from The Great Gatsby!
|Finished stitched project measures
|+ 131 stitches wide x 180 stitches tall
|+ 8.2” wide x 11.2” tall on 16 ct aida or 32 ct linen
The Cover sample was stitched with DMC & Weeks Dye Works floss on hand dyed Lugana. However, I am using DMC thread and light blue Aida from The Homemakery. I wanted to give this sampler for a Christmas present in 2015 – whoops, that did not happen! I am aiming for 2016 instead – sounds like a plan right?
As requested by Amanda and Ashleigh, I have not uploaded any images of the actual pattern – I don’t want to be in Pumpkin Jail – however, I will post an image of my completed sampler (when I have completed it that is!). If you are a follower of my personal Instagram account @JemmaJH you may have already seen some of this sampler in progress.
Until the next row…
Here at Dreaming In Aida I will be keeping you all up to date with my current projects and pattern creations. I will let you know who has created the patterns and where you can find them; just in case you want to have a try!
I am a fan of all styles of stitching and I like to stitch items from a variety of genres, from Geek to Cute – because of this I am a member of the Sprite Stitch community for a couple of years now and I have taken part in some of the monthly challenges and I am also a MASSIVE fan of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and I am currently working my way through their designs.
If there is a designer or a pattern you think I should try my hand at; please let me know! I would love to hear from you!