Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Sign up for a Spooky Blog Hop!
Yes, it is that time of year again, we are counting down to the Spookiest Hop on the Blog. All you have to do is leave a comment here saying you would like to take part. I will assign each person a letter of the alphabet. On 31st October you make a post featuring your letter and a stitched piece relating to Hallowe'en. The stitched piece does NOT have to begin with your letter. I will post the blogs in order and we hop around visiting them, collecting the letters which will spell out a Mystery Phrase. Return to my blog and leave a comment with the Phrase to be in with a chance to win a prize!
Quite a few people signing up already but always room for more, we just have a longer mystery phrase!
If Hallowe'en is not your thing, the one after will be the Advent Calendar Blog Hop. Everyone gets a "door" to open and posts on their day. I've been Christmas stitching this weekend, the next cube from The Primitive Hare's Christmas Cubes and wow, is this one taking it's time? There are big blocks of colour in this which is not very interesting stitching but will look lovely when it's done.
stitched on 35 count Country Mocha linen
I've also been persevering with the Hallowe'en Town from Frosted Pumpkins:
stitched on 28 count Moondust from Crafty Kitten
Only three colours left; green for the pumpkin stalk, yellow for the birds' beaks and feet and then some black. It's about half the whole design and will make a nice little scene as it is.
I never showed you the awesome dolls from the crafty fayre I went to on my Big Birthday, here are just a selection of my favourites:
remind you of anyone?
I am sure she was called The Crafty Aardvark but I can't find her online at all which is a shame.
We also saw this picture in an Art Gallery in the city:
The canvas is 3D so the beach huts come out from the main frame and as you walk past it they appear to move. Very clever. And a price tag to match!
Finally, back to the subject of Hallowe'en; I will be asking for suggestions for themes for next year's Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog soon. So get your thinking caps on. You can see the current choices on the blog here