Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fillet Crochet Cat Wallhanging

This panel is crocheted around shaped piece of wire and threaded with colorful ribbon to make charming window accent.

Approx. 9.5x 11.5".

 30 g crochet cotton thread. Steel crochet hook U.S. size 12. (U.K. size 5) 43.25" long wire 1/10" in diameter.

 U.S. - Chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc). U.K. - Chain stitch, double crochet, treble crochet.

Friday, April 6, 2012

St Clement 's House Plastic Canvas

This house derives its name from the orange and lemon trees standing around the walls. It would he most appropriate to fill it with some citrus-scented pot pourri.

"The finished size of the scented houses is 9cm tall, 4.3cm wide and 4cm deep.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

French Beaded Daisies

Materials (for petals)
* size 9 three-cut beads: white (1 hank for three flowers)
* 24- or 26-gauge assembly wire: white (1 spool)

Materials (for center)
* size 11 seed beads: yellow (1 hank)
* 24-or 26-gauge colored copper: gold, lemon, or yellow

Materials (for calyx & leaves)
* size 11 seed beads: light or medium green (1 hank)


 In the shade of a cool verandah, dainty blossoms spill from pots and can be seen amongst the leaves of topiary trees on this charming appliqued cushion.

• 60cm background fabric
• 1 5cm fabric for roof and verandah roof
• 30cm x 1.5cm rectangle of ticking or alternative fabric for the house
• Scraps of fabric for the verandah, door. windows, chimney, topiary trees. pots, blossoms
• 20cm green fabric for trellis
• 50cm square backing fabric for quilting cushion
• Cotton threads for piecing and to match the

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ribbon Sunflowers and delicate Shasta Daisies

Golden sunflowers and delicate shasta daisies peeking out of their rustic containers make a delightful pair of embroideries. The designs are stitched on a painted background using colorful silk ribbons.

Red Tube Necklace and Bracelet

To create this fabulous set, you'll work on these pieces "inside out" in the round. The combination of beads is up to you, and, of course, the color possibilities are endless. 

Skill Level

Finished Size 
Necklace: (1 cm x 54.5 cm) with clasp 
Bracelet.: (1 cm x 21.5 Cm) with clasp

Friday, March 16, 2012

Knitted Lace-edged Tea Towels

Four lace-edged tea towels suitable for a gift. These towels have lace at each end for an attractive finish.


2 x 50 g balls DMC 20 
Needles 2 mm (14)
Tea towels

Spiralling Mirror Frame

The overwhelming colouring of the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the original inspiration for this project, is gold, though there are touches of red to recreate Klimt's extraordinary palette. I have used metallic braids in five colours: a silvery gold, a gold, a red gold, a copper and a bronze. To create extra variety of colour and texture a range of stranded cottons is integrated into the design.

Cross Stitch Pillows From Garden

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wave-Stitch Crochet Coin Purse

The graduated stitches in this pattern result in a particularly beautiful piece when you use two complementary colors. You can use the same pattern to make a larger purse or even a scarf. The wave stitch isn't difficult,but closely follow the stitch diagram below to avoid making mistakes.

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Pretty Pleated-Look Skirt

 The neck of the capelet becomes the waist on this pleated-look skirt. It can be made in any size from infant to adult 6X; all you have to do is lengthen or shorten the beginning chain. Make it as wide or narrow as needed by choosing the number of rows worked. A pretty, optional to make it extra special.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ribbon Flower Pins

STRIPED GROSGRAIN is available in a variety of cheery colors to make festive flower pins. A heated tool is used to cut a soft. flowing edge along t he ribbon, which gives the flower petals an organic. naturalistic feel. Flower stamens are commonly found wherever bridal supplies are sold. (Vintage pieces make especially beautiful centers.)

Fuchsia Hot-water Bottle Cover

 This wool and ribbon embroidered hot-water bottle cover is a wonderful way to warm up chilly nights. 
Using a combination of ribbon, wool and rayon threads, the fuchsias are created with a variety of stitches.

Plastic Canvas Heirloom Doilies


Read instructions for each piece before cutting and working graphs. Each square on graph equals one hole on plastic canvas. To make working and assembly easy, label each piece of canvas as it is cut. Trim edges smooth

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pineapple Hot Plate Mat

 Recycle your bottle caps - the kind that have crimped edges and need a bottle opener to remove them from the bottle. This technique of covering bottle caps was popular in the mid 20th century. The pineapple is a traditional symbol to welcome guests into the home. Imagine this mat being used for serving pineapple upside-down cake!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Add vintage style to a pretty blouse or plain jacket. with a set of flower buttons

Choose tiny scraps of silk and oddments of embroidery threads to make these sweet flower buttons. Three different flowers are shown here, but try combining other embroidery stitches to create your own flower garden of buttons.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oriental Flower and Table Set

Use plastic canvas to Put the finishing touches on your table with this three-piece set, including a place card holder; napkin ring and flower vase. 

Give yourself a sense of warmth and elegance with this beautiful shawl

  Give yourself a sense of warmth and elegance with this beautiful shawl

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Margie's Paper Towel Holder

Margie will be a helping hand in the kitchen, but keep an extra supply of towels ready if little ones are about, because they will love her.


knotted letterforms adorn this pincushion and needle case set in toning colors. On the needle case, the initial is worked in peach on a white background; on the pincushion, the pale peach letter on a darker background gives a more subtle effect.


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