Free Chinese New Year words added at Stitching Cards

A free pattern with the words “2013 Year of the Snake” has been added to the Stitching Cards collection. The coming Chinese New Year is Sunday, 10 February 2013.

The greeting can be added to the Stitching Cards snake pattern to make a Chinese New Year card.
The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 […]

Valentines Day patterns added at Stitching Cards

Two Valentines Day patterns have been added to the Stitching Cards collection.

Valentines Day Hearts featuring four hearts in pink and red with the words “Happy Valentines Day”.

Girl with Valentines Heart featuring a girl holding a large heart and the words “Be Mine”.
The pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches).

Tutorial for ‘Rosebud Shelf’ card

Some have asked how the ‘Rosebud Shelf’ card is constructed…so I’ve put together a little tutorial and have included the sheets so that you can have a go yourself. You can find it all on my blog here….. …hope you enjoy making this card and maybe designing a ‘shelf’ card for yourself in the … Read more

Altered book

I’ve made an altered book – the full blurb about it is on my blog but here is the first page. The texture is the DIY stuff called Liquid Nails and it’s coloured with alcohol ink and Liquid Pearls. The image is printed on fabric (tutorial on my blog).

Grandparents’ book

I’ve made a book to give to my daughter for her birthday in March. The pictures are of us with our grandsons (who are now aged 19 and 21!). I made the cover using velvet paper and made a frame using Ten Seconds Studio metal and moulds. I’m quite pleased with how the cover came … Read more

If your stitching doesn’t show…

Darken that Thread! This was stitched with Sulky Metallic 142-7027, which is a red/green/gold variegated thread, but after I was done, it was still very difficult to read, as the thread did not contrast enough with the background. Hmm, what to do…? I reached for my ever trusty Sakura stardust dark red, green and gold … Read more