October 19, 2013

Mini for Christmas

I needed something to do while going away for a weekend recently (not that I actually did it while I was away), so I pulled out my stash of projects to complete and decided to do a mini Christmas decoration.
I like to have something new every year, although I have now exhausted my stash (unless I pull out some of the Tiny Stockings that I did a few years ago - I didn't do them all then).

So there you have it! A little bit of Christmas!

October 2, 2013

Update on African Sunset

A few people have been asking me lately how I'm going with finishing African Sunset.

So I thought it was time for me to give you an update.

I'm probably 2/3 of the way through, and I'm now doing back stitch as I go, so that I don't have to come back and do it at the end. Before I scroll over to the next section, I'm completing as much of the back stitch as I can.
I really like the elephant's wrinkles - they look so real and it's all done through slight changes in colour. Back stitch is just used to outline.