Sunday, September 13, 2009

Preview of things to come....

What are these, you ask? They are mini ort catchers. Someone in my cross stitch group had one and I couldn't find it online so I measured hers and made one of my own. One turned into two, into three.....and next thing you know, my LNS wanted to sell them. I started off with only nine but I am anxious to try different combos with all the fabric scraps I have. They measure about 3 X 5 on the base and have a pincushion and a little detachable bag. I'm hoping to sell them on my etsy shop soon.....I'll let you know so keep an eye out if you are interested.

And did anyone get these yet???? OMG...this is the highlight of my cross stitch year....I love these mags when they come out. I liked last year's Halloween one better as it had more things my style, but the Christmas one is fantabulous!!!

I did start a large cross stitch project I pictured in a past post but I'm putting that one aside for some upcoming things I have to get done. First off is this one I'm sure you've all seen. It's going to be for my sister who likes the Wizard of Oz (actually the dog Toto) but I thought this would be fun for her to put in her office. I think I'm going to make it into a flat fold.

I've never done a needleroll but am starting this autumn one. The pattern didn't call for it to be a needleroll but that's what I'm going to make it into. The stitching is one over one on 32 count...OUCH!!! That's tiny for me! I'll keep you updated on this progress.

I was in a swap for polymer clay that could only be around one inch. I decided to make some charms and this is what I came up with. It's was fun....I love playing with that stuff.

And lastly...I think I've been possessed by Julie Childs. I've been wanting to bake and cook. Tho hubby loves to cook, he is so enjoying this new me. Thought I would show you one of my desserts. Very simple yet delicious. Angel Food cake with Cool Whip and strawberries in the middle and all around. It was so good! I also discovered the Kraft Food website. is so for people like me who don't really enjoy cooking but would like to, if that makes any sense. The best one is the 1 in 5 bag of groceries gives you five meals. I'm trying that this week. Very simple if you want good meals but don't have the time to make them...(cause you're crafting).

So, I think I fed you enough for today. Hope you enjoy your day and rest of the week. Fall is not necessarily my favorite season, but boy to I get energetic this time of year! So, off I go, yinz guys...till next time!


LG said...

How you dare to post such a delicious cake picture? I´m dying now! ;D

I like all your handmade cuties, Lucy! Specially the small ladybuy, very sweet.

Happy Sunday from Buenos Aires, Argentina!!!

Andi said...

The cake and strawberries look delish. I love those cross stitch mags too. Your new projects for ETSY look quite interesting! Can't wait to see the finish.

stitcherw said...

The little ort catchers are so cute, and I love your WIP. Monkey's looks great, I have that in my stash to do for my DD. I have the halloween issue, but haven't gotten the ornament one in the mail yet. :(

Yummy cake! I like the Kraft site too, a nice cooking site for us non-cooks, or cooking challenged individuals.

Gaggle of Geisslers said...

What is an ort catcher? My mom is going to LOVE the needlepoint:)

Tammy said...

Mmmm, cake! I forgot about all your goodies when I saw the cake, lol. As always, your things are beautiful. The ort catchers are fabu!

Melissa said...

Yum! I want a slice of that cake for breakfast. The Kraft site does have some good ideas doesn't it?

I'm hoping to score a JCS ornament issue very soon.

Your ort keepers are too sweet! What a neat idea.

Summerysmile said...

I am wondering what an ort catcher is?

When I look at your cross stitch it inspires me ... one of these days I'm going to attempt a particular cross stitch pattern I have been saving for my daughter. It's ballerinas! I haven't done cross stitch since I was about 12 though!

I wish I lived close to you so I could come over to your house and you could teach me all your talents! LOL

Sydney said...

Oh that cake looks wonderful! I used to get the Kraft magazine but I think I forgot to re-register. It had some good in it.

I'm behind on reading blogs. I just saw you have a Etsy store now. Congrats!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish! Love the little ladybug. That's a lotta ort bags!