Category: Nanny Angie Makes

Why not try Needlepoint ?

Why not try Needlepoint ?

One of the Workshops we were involved in during our fab visit to the ICHF show at the NEC on Saturday, was run by  Tina Francis. Fantastic bubbly person whose work is beautiful. As we ran out of time Tina gave me a blank piece […]

Tutorial – making a Humbug – Cross Stitch

Tutorial – making a Humbug – Cross Stitch

This design is Just Nan’s Porch Mouse and at the end you will see the corresponding pin that you can buy to go in the same.   This design is so pretty and intricate.  It is also suitable for a humbug. Obviously you need to […]

Tutorial – A Needlekeep – My Version

Tutorial – A Needlekeep – My Version

The exchange I will be running on Cross Stitch Friends in the UK for July will be a Needlekeep. This is my version of how I make mine.   Its very simple. You need :- Your stitched Piece.   As you can see I have […]

Using your creative skills

Using your creative skills

I love Cross Stitch and love finding different ways of displaying the same.     Sometimes your mojo disappears and I have found a new way, cant remember where I saw it first, of using your creative skills and imagination in a really quick stitch. […]

One way of making a Cross Stitch Pincushion

One way of making a Cross Stitch Pincushion

Stitch your design  I stitched mine on evenweave over two. Choose your backing fabric.  You can use the same fabric as you stitched on ie aida or evenweave   Cut each to a similar size allowing plenty of room for them to be stitched together […]

A Favorite hobby

A Favorite hobby

Jigsaws. I have been given the opportunity to review one of the new Ravensburger jigsaws.  I waited excitedly and this arrived.   It is called Vintage Travel Brochures.   It was sealed in a cellophane wrapping and sturdy box.  It is a premium puzzle and […]

No Sew Cube

No Sew Cube

A different way to display your Cross Stitch  =  No Sew Cube  You will require   :  Piece of floristy oasis  (You can buy round if your design is round)    Your stitched piece (any design)   Piece of backing fabric    Some small pins […]

Using my imagination with fabric samples from Made by Mrs M

Using my imagination with fabric samples from Made by Mrs M

Using my imagination with fabric samples from Made by Mrs M  My daughter was invited to an event by a fellow blogger and as part of her goodie bag was given some fabric samples which were produced by Kate Marsden.  Her company is Made by […]

Weekend make – miniature scissor keep

Weekend make – miniature scissor keep

Miniature Scissor Keep I made this for a friend.  It was made from a Cross Stitch Guild kit sold by Jane Greenoff.   I loved stitching this.  It was really tiny but showed the stitching well

Creative Make ……  Decopatch Salamander

Creative Make …… Decopatch Salamander

Decopatch Salamander Having been given some vouchers for my 50th from my friends at work I decided I wanted to make something that I could remember both them and my birthday by. I bought a large paper mache figure of a salamander and then decopatched […]

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