Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Whatch Working on Wednesday

OOH!! I just love this idea. I ran across Leslie's blog a few days ago and love all the ideas she shares for crafts & decorating. So run over there and see what she and everyone else is up too!!!

For me this week my items are all Christmas themed. I usually start working on Christmas stuff in July in honor of Christmas in July, but we had one heck of a month so I am starting later.

First of all I just finished my santa stitchery. This is only the 3rd one I have done and did not realize till about half way through and some internet research that things would go better if I only used 2-3 strands for the stitching. So this one looks a little bold. I probably will not stain this one, but I will be turning him into an ornament soon for the tree.

Next can you guess what these are?
They are the start of some salt dough snowmen. Another great blogger that I found through Leslie's blog was Colleen @ And Baby Makes Five...she gives a great tutorial on how to make these. Mine are still drying so you will have to wait until next week to see the finished product. ~~Click here to go to Colleen's tutorial ~~

Finally this is my stitchery in progress. This is a free pattern I picked up at Twiggs. I am about half way through with this one. The white does not show up to well....anywho from the pattern you can see what it should look like. This one I plan to stain and frame I think ... maybe a pillow we will see.

Anyway that's what I am working on this week!!!


Neabear said...

It has been a while since I visited your blog. Shame on me. I see your updates on my dashboard, but get busy at times or I can't sit still due to leg pain to spend much time at the computer. I have my post up now. I enjoy this, because it makes me work on my projects so I can have something to share and to make some progress on the things I am working on. I look forward to seeing more of the Whatcha Working on posts from you. Your projects look great and can't wait to see them finished! Hope all is well with you.

Colleen said...

What fun to discover a new blog! And such a bonus to see that you're making my snowmen ornies :) I hope you're having fun with those.

I'm in the mood for working on fall and winter crafts too. So yours are looking very appealing to me right now. Great job!

Leslie said...

Thanks for participating :) I'm happy that my little blog found you some other crafts and info, too :)

When I first started stitching, I didn't really have directions, either. I tried doing the letters for words in as little as stitches as possible, not realizing you backstitched and did small stitches! LOL I also used one whole 6 pieces of the floss, because I couldn't understand why anyone would want to use 3 of those! LOL You learn as you go:)

Great work and thanks again!