Flosstube adventures

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is ok & enjoying the rest of Sunday.  It’s ended up being quite nice this afternoon here in the UK, well it’s not raining at the moment!

I thought I would share here my latest Flosstube video. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out, after learning so much from the first one! I have been absolutely amazed by the amount of support & encouragement I have received from the cross stitching community. My first video was not the best quality, like I said I have learned loads from that experience. I hope that I will continue to grow.

I’m back for my second video. I was blown away by the amazing support from you all! 😘 I’ve learned a lot from my first video and have changed some things. (hopefully for the better) I’m still learning!!

I have had a very productive couple of weeks with lots to share.

I love hearing from you all, so please leave any questions you have in the comments below & I’ll do my best to answer them! For pass the stash, please let me know which of the two items (in your comment) you would be interested in receiving.

Projects, Products & Shops mentioned:

Ingleside Imaginarium (Dragon SAL)

Stitched on 28 ct Monaco in tea dyed by DMC

Threads are mainly the charted colours but switched out here & there.

Lakeside Needlecrafts (Under the Sea SAL)

Stitched on 28ct evenweave in sea glass by Fabric Flair. Was purchased as a kit from Lakeside Needlecrafts. Threads are DMC as charted.

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (Happily Ever After SAL)

Happily Ever After PDF Cross Stitch Pattern

Stitched on 28ct hand dyed crystal cashel linen by Picture This Plus. Was purchased as a kit from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Threads are DMC as charted.

Satsuma Street on Easy (Pretty Little Sydney)

Stitched on 16ct Aida in cream. (from my stash) Threads from my stash & are a mixture of DMC & Anchor colours.

Gruffalo – from Crossstitcher magazine April 2013 edition. Available as a digital copy from Zinio.

Stitched on 14ct Aida in white. (from my stash) Threads from my stash & are a mixture of DMC & Anchor colours.

Nora Corbett/Mirabilia – November Topaz Fairy.

Stitched on 32ct linen from Zweigart. from my stash & are a mixture of DMC & Anchor colours. Beads from Mill Hill as charted.

Lizzie Kate – Wouldn’t life be great.

Stitched on 32ct jobelan in dawn blush from Crafty Kitten

Little House Needleworks Coffee Menu

Stitched on 28ct cashel linen in Country Mocha by Zweigart. Threads are the charted overdyed/hand-dyed threads from Crescent Colors & The Gentle Arts Sampler Threads & all other colours will be a mixture of DMC & Anchor from my stash.

Sue Willis Designs – America the Beautiful

Little House Needleworks – Colonial Homes

Shepherds Bush – Scatter Hearts

Colorisa – Quand le Soleil se couche

Sand, Sea and Cross Stitch book by Anna Field

Caroline’s Garden Nasturtium mini kit by Serendipity Designs

Rose Fantasy cross stitch kit by DMC

Denkai Designs (Needleminders))

Plan2Stitch (Needleminders)




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Cards · Chit Chat · Craft · Cross Stitch

I’m back!

Hi everyone!!

I hope you are all well? I can’t believe it has been quite so long since i was last on here!!

Work has been crazy busy this past year which has contributed in the main to my blogging hiatus. I have been trying to find my groove again with my blogging & have lots (hopefully) to share here.

In the past year, I have re-discovered my love of cross stitch.  I started stitching in my mid-teens, stitched things & then gave up.  I “found” cross sticthing again in my mid-twenties, stitched some things & then gave up.  I then re-discovered this hobby again last year (mid-thirties) thanks massively in part to flosstube.  What an amazing community the stitching community is!! In recent months, i have resurrected my Instagram account for sharing my stitching progress. I have been admiring all of the wonderful projects that  al the very talented flosstubers have been sharing. I felt that I was encouraged to have a go at sharing my progress with the world.  I filmed my very first flosstube video last week now & after a few days of going back & forth, I decided that I would upload.  I am already absolutley amazed that anyone has watched it, let alone getting subscribers to my channel as a result of a (not great quality) video!

After filming my first video, I have learned quite a lot. There are definitely things I would do differently. That’s all part of the creative process, isn’t it? I have quite a hectic week coming up.  Work is only for 4 days this week, but you know how it gets crazy as you are approaching time off? My brother is getting married this coming weekend, so myself & chap have a trip down to London for the wedding.  We then both booked the following week off work, as we weren’t sure how long we were going to be staying in London after Saturday.  Either way, we have some time off together & hoepfully we will have some nice weather to go with it!

I am hoping to make some time in that week off to film another video to be uploaded, hopefully building on my last video & the lessons I have learned from the whole experience. I’m hoping that sharing my progress, haul, finishes and sttiching adventures along the way will be as an enjoyable process as it is for me watching everyone else’s video updates.

I’ve rambled on for long enough, I think! Anyways, I am back.  I appreciate that I have said that before here… and that I did come back (for a little bit) & then disappear again!! Let’s hope third time lucky, as they say!!

In case anyone is at all interested, you can find the link to my YouTube channel here, to view my first ever video – please be kind! 

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Floral Garland

So pretty . . . from a very talented lady!! I just love the colour palette used here.


Good Morning fellow crafters! Not such a bright day here where I live – hope you’re having some sunshine wherever you are!

So today lets add a bit of sunshine into our lives with a beautiful floral garland using Craftworks goodies!

Firstly to make the flowers – craftwork flowers are a joy to work with as they are all die cut and easy to assemble. The hard bit is trying to decide which to use and how many shapes you can create by mixing and matching! Here’s some examples of different combinations you can make.

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Using the ready made cardboard ring from Craftworks or alternatively you could create your own using a circle cutter ( ideally the ring needs to be about 5 – 6 ” in diameter and 1/2″ wide, I tread ribbon through punched holes – organza is nice as it keeps the overall look very “soft…

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Bellisima Birthday


Hope you are all well?

Just a quick share tonight with you . . . this was created for one of my mum’s oldest friends who celebrated a very special birthday recently.

Bellisima BirthdayCard recipe:

  • card base embossed dots by Dovecraft available from The Works
  • backing paper & decoupage image from Bellisima Paper Pack by Papermania available from The Range
  • lace ribbon from stash
  • birthday sentiment from Craftwork Cards

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Happy Birthday Wishes!


Hope you are all well? I hope the weather is lovely there in the UK? If this scheduled post works, it will be early hours for me in New York!

I wanted to share this post with you & to say Happy Birthday to my Brother! Another year old, eh? I can’t wait to see you all at the end of the month…. but we both hope you have a lovely day today!

I’m hoping that the card arrived…. as I now share it here! First the envelope:


Then for the card:20140608-114712-42432002.jpg

Here’s what I used:

  • The backing papers & “the story begins” journalling card are from the Darling Dear Collection by Calico
  • Birthday stamp by KaiserCraft and was purchased from Pink Tulip Creations
  • Card base is from Paperchase
  • Journalling cards on the envelope are Project Life journalling cards from the Jade Core Kit.  I bought mine here

I like the way this card turned out.

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