22 September 2011

Tea wallet guide/info

Okay, the .pdfs didn't turn out as clear as I had hoped, but here are 3 versions:

Tea Wallet Layout 1.pdf - 2 pages, your usual pdf
Tea Wallet Layout 2.pdf - 1 page that gets shrinked-to-page
Tea Wallet Layout.sth - KG-Chart file available here

Go here: http://www.amethyst-night.com/xstitch/

Enjoy! =)

20 September 2011

"OMG! TEA!" - friend Karen (she loves tea)

pre-edging   blanket stitched edging  pre-edging  
pre-edging   pre-edging

Design: Celtic tea bag wallet
Designer/Source: Celtic Cross - Cari Buziak/Aon Celtic Art
Website: www.aon-celtic.com (Freeware section)
Fabric: 14 ct. Aida   Color: Khaki
Floss: DMC
Started: 08 Sep 2011
Finished: 13 Sep 2011 (stitching); 20 Sept 2011 (finishing)
Size: 5" x 3" folded; 5" x 7" flat
Goofs: none
Purpose: tea bag holder birthday gift for friend who loves tea.
Notes: I switched out the lightest color green in the cross because it was too minty (swapped 369 with 368), otherwise, colors as indicated; lyrics in 163; "have a cuppa..." in 904; "tea stash" in 500. Double-sided fusible interfacing on the inside to join the stitching and inside fabric. Blanket-stitched the edges; a little messy since this is the first time I've done that stitch. I think the prep and figuring out how to do this took longer than actualy stitching it up! =D But, hoping she likes it...(She did.)

Borders from Celtic Charted Designs by Co Spinhoven.

Lyrics from Great Big Sea's "Have A Cuppa Tea", on their album Safe Upon the Shore.

Available? No

07 September 2011

Deck the halls...

Design: Deck the Home
Designer/Source: The Trilogy (Treats! line kit)
Website: www.heartinhand.com
Fabric: 32 ct. Belfast Linen   Color: Summer Khaki
Floss: The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works, over 2
Started: 29 Aug 2011
Finished: 07 Sep 2011
Size: 3.4" x 4.1"
Goofs: none
Available? Undecided