Saturday, December 9, 2017

Let It Snow Bungalow ..Chalk for the Home

Happy Saturday friends! 
I am so excited to be able to share this with you!
Here it is the last in the Chalk for the Home series! My chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Cathy from Hands On Design...

I draw the chalkboards and send photos to Cathy and she charts them up for us all to stitch!  Let is Snow Bungalow will be shipping to shops next week! I know you all will love these designs to decorate your homes!


 I use the chalkboard chicken wire frame I bought at Hobby Lobby for this series and it hangs in my kitchen ..the frame is still available there. Magnets and sheet metal are used for easy changing out of the 4 seasons..
 I mount both pieces to sticky board ..and then add black gingham check for the backing..
 A bow of 3 different check and plaid ribbons and flocked greenery up on top add to the piece.. The colors are just beautiful and it will be perfect to keep up until Spring!

 Cathy's pieces are stitched on 32 count Hand Dyed Fabric by Stephanie in Slate .. I stitch on 28 count Monaco Evenweave in black ..The other 3 designs are Tulip House, Rose Cottage and Sunflower Manor
Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Ice Skate Tree and the Dining Room



Hello friends!
Today is all about the ice skate tree and the dining room..

The tree is a 6 foot flocked tree from Walmart.. every ornament on the tree is an ice skate or ice skater..
A pair of felt skates is the tree topper.. red and black plaid ribbons are woven through the tree..
 the view from the kitchen
 lots of stitching is on display.. With Thy Needle and Thread wordplay
Country Cottage Needleworks cottage of the month

Seasons in Chalk art my collaboration with Hands On Design
Little House Needleworks Tree Lot
A big flocked garland hangs on the hutch ,, the hutch is filled with Fitz and Floyd ..mason jars.. and white dishes..
There is a 3 foot tree in the basket on the buffet .. its filled with little house ornaments.. surrounded by a cotton wreath and 2 cute geese under the tree..
Lots of Fitz and Floyd is on display.. The table is set with a quilt for a tablecloth .. the dishes are from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart..Click below for the Christmas Home Tour..


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Christmas Rules!


 Happy Wednesday Friends!
It is finished .. The Christmas Rules are finally done!
 I finished this up last night .. buttons sewed on .. border finished and this morning I finished it for display on this vintage chippy piece of fence I got while Flea Marketing this fall...
I haven't decided where it will be displayed so while I was moving it around Ronnie had to get in the photo...

 I mounted it on sticky board ..2 pieces fitted together.. I tried cutting some foam core board and OMG could not get it straight! You can't tell that I had to put 2 pieces together so I am not even going to try foam board anymore.. I did manage to cut the piece that the Christmas plaid fabric is on out of foam core board. I attached it to a chalkboard piece that I wrote Falala all around ,,
I made a big bow out of 3 kinds of ribbon and used 2 snowy pics for the top.. I love it on the old fence ..it turned out just the way I imagined it! 
I used all Classic Colorworks for the floss so here is my conversion if you are interested...
Called for - Classic Colorworks conversion
Bullfrog- Mistletoe
Garnet -Licorice Red
Grasshopper-Bean Sprout
Hazelnut- Brandied Pears
Juniper-Balsam Fir
Louisiana Hot Sauce-Ribbon Red
Morris Blue-Deep Blue Sea
Peony-Ripe Melon
Whitewash-Khaki Mocha 

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Christmas Village 2017

 Hello friends!
Here it ..the Christmas Village..The houses are a combination of Dept. 56, Kohls, Joann Fabrics and even a couple from Walmart. Most of them are from thrift stores....
Below is our Christmas Home tour... Come on over!
 This is my husbands job for the Christmas decorating... the village surrounds 2 of the trees in the living room.. The Santa tree and the red truck tree
 a little Mickey area for the grandchildren..
 Santa and his reindeer up on the rooftop..

 Even Ronnie loves the village!
 you know it is Christmas when the skaters are skating!


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tis The Season ..in vintage style

Happy Saturday! 
I finished stitching this Country Cottage Needleworks ...Tis The Season last night and had to finish it right up to put in the kitchen...


When I realized how small it was I thought it would be cute to mount on a vintage cupcake pan.. so yesterday I went to a couple stores and found this one.. I used magnets on the back of the piece to attach to the metal pan..
These are the floss color I used for my piece.. I'm thinking of stitching Santa and the Mrs. again for an ornament in the pink color..



 I used burlap ribbon with a red border and some plaid ribbon to make the bow .. I added greenery and berries to the top cupcake indentation..
It only took me 2 evenings to stitch this .. it is adorable! 
 I mounted the stitching to sticky board ,  mounted red check homespun to sticky board ..glued them together and added the magnets. It is right at home with all the vintagey Christmas decor on the shelves in my kitchen!
Our latest Flosstube video...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

A Chicken in a Butter Dish



 Happy Friday!
Who says you can't put a chicken in a butter dish ? :)
I stitched this Kathy Barrick ornament from the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue from 2001.. I used black 28 count evenweave and the called for DMC..
It has been sitting downstairs on my craft table since about January! I found this silver butter dish at the last flea market we went to.. and I started thinking it would be perfect in there! And so cute on the tree! I stacked little pieces of foam board and glued them in the bottom so this would sit on top.. I cut an oval of sticky board and added a layer of batting.. I tied dark red homespun on the ends and gathered black homespun check for a ruffle around the whole piece..
I added a little greenery ( a tiny wreath that I cut in half with wire cutters) a bow of twine and a rusty bell .. I used the dark red homespun for the hanger..
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Chalkboard and Candy Cane tree

 Good morning!
Today I am sharing the only tree in the kitchen ,, this skinny white pencil tree..It is decorated with chalkboard ornaments both stitched and chalk markered versions.
this year I finished stitching  these 4 Hands On Design chalkboard ornaments.. 
 I still have 2 more to stitch out of the 9 ...
 I put the tree on top of a vintage wood crate so it would be taller and make more of an impact...
 it looks pretty with and without lights.. for photos the ornaments show up better without the lights.. I think because it is a white tree..
 I love it sitting next to the chalk painted hutch all decorated with Christmas goodness! The topper is a red gingham star ...couldn't be more perfect! A few red and white berry picks surround the topper..

 In the bottom of the crate I added a glitter putz type house and a Santa in red checks on top of the crate.. I cut a hole in a thrift store basket that I dry brushed with off white chalk paint and slip it on the tree before I stick it in the stand for a tree skirt..

Lots of bows in black checks and red checks fill out the decorations..Bottle brush candy canes ...candy cane ornaments, and red and white ornaments fill the tree...
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