My blog in Finnish (blogini suomeksi): Neula ja lankaa

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pimp my bin

A second post today! :) See the stitching related one below too. 

My old bin in the bathroom was purple. I have no idea why I ever bought a purple bin since I have never had anything purple in my home. Well I finally decided to do something about it, bought the spray paints, printed a nice pic from the internet, cut the stencil and started to paint. I am happy with the result. :)

I found the picture by googling and you can see it here. I left some of it of and changed her lips a little bit so she won't look so sour. :)

"E" as Eija and "Baa" as a sheep

I took part in a freebie exchange at Finnish exchange blog Lennun ristipistovaihdot. The theme was to stitch and finish something with a freebie chart. I made this little sewing box for Eija. The chart for the "E" in the cover is from Filanthrope Broderies Floral Alphabet chart, I stitched using blue as it's one of Eija's favourite colours. I finished this by covering the box with fabric that has blue tones and also made a padding inside so the scissors and other stuff wouldn't rattle inside it. :) And as I always forget something, this time I forgot to take a photo of the inside, you can see it here.

I got this gorgeous and very neatly finished bag from Anni. She told me that the chart is from blogi and I just love those sheep! One of my favourite colours is green and this has just the perfect tones of green. Thank you Anni!

The spring should be here by now but we still have minus degrees here in Finland. But the sun is shining and the birds are singing so I think the spring is just around the corner. It really is, look! :D

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Button exchange from me to Neili

I got to stitch the Button exchange to Neili. As soon as I heard that there was going to be an exchange with buttons theme I remembered this chart. I have wanted to stitch this to myself since it appeared in the magazine loooong time ago... and I will some day! :D
I cut a circle of from the lid to mount the stitching to it. I attached the buttons to cardboard pieces, there are four different themes with the buttons: Nature's Creatures, Flower Power, Traditional and Fairytale.

Malli: Stylish Stash from the CrossStitcher magazine issue 214/june 2009
Fabric: 25ct Floba
Stitched with on thread over one
Pistelty yhdellä säikeellä yhden langan yli

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Button exchange from Marelo

In Pretty Exchanges-blogs button exchange I got a package from Marelo. She stitched me a cute little button box and inside was many cute little buttons. :) I really like those owls and mushrooms. Thanks Marelo!
I will show you pictures of the exchange that I stitched as soon as I've had confirmation that it has reached it's destination. :)