Friday, May 23, 2014


Graduation day for son's girlfriend and what an exciting day for her. She's graduating at the age of 16 and we are so proud of her.  She has had an incredible school year this year, combining junior and senior classes.  Way to go Akele.  With that said, below is a robot I made for her.  She was extremely involved in the high school robotics program and their color was hot pink.  When I saw this pattern on the Mango and Passion Fruit blog, I just had to make it for her.
Mine isn't quite as cute as the one from the website, but I know she will love it.
And below are pictures of all the cards I had previously stitched. 

I have to say I am pretty please with all the different finishes, especially the variety on the graduation cards.  And...all cards were finished with materials I had on hand.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 16, 2014



More stitch finishes for me.  Just when I thought I was caught up on the cards I had to make, I received 5 more orders, with a heads up that someone has 5 friends getting married.  Feast or famine, that's for sure.  I really want to make some new cards to add to my Etsy shop, especially baby cards as they seem to be very popular, but I'm getting a ton of orders right now. That's ok, I'm thankful for orders.

So, on to the finishes.

This is two versions of a graduation card for a friend's niece.  The school colors are royal and white and her cap and gown are white. I originally painted the aida cloth blue, with the intention of making the cap white with  gray highlights, but ran into problems with the contrast and tassel.  Believe it or not, the cap on the right is stitched with the same colors as the cap on the left.  The contrast is more evident on the right due to the white aida and I think I like the white background better.  I'm  not sure which version my friend will want her card, but this gave me more practice painting aida. I have more of the blue left and can't wait to find the right project to use the rest.
And this is a thank you for the team manager of my oldest son's soccer team.  Our boys have played for years and she does a great job as manager.  This was a fun design as I had to change the words and then added beads in lieu of French knots.  I really detest French knots and cannot do them to save my life.  I cringe whenever a pattern calls for them. I think the beads add a nice touch.

 I will be busy this weekend assembling all of the cards I have stitched and then working on the next set of orders.

Happy Friday,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Mid-May already and boy have I been stitching like crazy
This is the frog I used for a birthday card for a friend who loves frog's.

And the plastic canvas coasters I also made for her. I bought this kit last year when Herrschner's had a sale and she loved them.

A friend from work asked me to make a parrot card for friends that had a baby girl.  He sent me a picture of the parrot and I customized  a patter to match the parrot's coloration.

And then on to graduation  cards and thank you's for soccer coaches.  Cards still need to be assembled but at least the stitching is done.

And today I received some orders from a friend who had seen my shop on etsy, as well as another baby card and another graduation card.  I'm excited about the graduation card as I get to paint aida cloth(thank you wee little stitches) and use metallic floss.  The school colors are white and royal blue, so I'm going to paint the aida royal blue and stitch the cap in white and shades of grey and use silver and metallic royal for the tassel.  Letter and outline will be white.  I'm really excited to make this card.  I should have all the supplies except the royal blue paint. 
Wish me luck!