Monday, 30 April 2012

alice apple cross stitch pattern - now available!



This is my first cross stitch pattern chart to go on sale in my Etsy Shop and is available to purchase here.  Its in PDF format and costs £3.50.

It took time to design each motif from scratch (filling in all those little squares!), however now its all finished I'm dying to get started on the next one!

Friday, 27 April 2012


I've designed another cross stitch pattern...more to follow!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Making Magazine - alice apple feature


I was really pleased when someone discovered my website is featured in the current edition of Making Magazine - a relatively new publication with a really lovely layout and contemporary feel about it (they have a great website here with lots of how tos).  I love the satchel on the front and the fabric its made from, I may have to make one as the pattern is included inside!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

cross stitch







This has got to be the best cross stitch pattern book I've ever seen! I regularly refer to it for inspiration and this time round I've felt the urge to design my own cross stitch pattern - the results can be seen below.  I'm thinking of putting together some kits in different motifs to sell on my Etsy shop.


Monday, 16 April 2012

new - alice apple mini mart

My mini play shop is now available to buy from my Etsy shop, each piece has been (painstakingly!) sewn and stuffed and the shopping bag is fully lined.  I've also added some more fabric scrap packs, printed dolls and dolls house cushions!




Sunday, 1 April 2012

a before and after

before...
 ...after



I always feel inspired by other people's furniture makeovers, so I've taken the decision to paint my once dark and worn 1970s teak display cabinet in a much more uplifting white and blue.  For the main body I used "Batsman" and the top is "Polar Blue" both by Little Greene.  I love 1950s kitchens and in my dream house I would have original 50s kitchen units in these colours!

The little 70's children's deck chair is one I picked up from the local market yesterday and the poster is one I've had for a few years. I never tire of it, so hard to believe it was originally designed in 1928!