Thursday, 24 February 2011


Five yummy cakes baked, iced and finished!

I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this one, the colours are lovely and pretty and a real tonic compared to the continual gloomy weather here in the UK
Unfortunately the finished design size is not a standard frame size so I'll be searching the charity shops for a second-hand one that I can rub down and give a washed paint finish to.  No luck so far but I did find the cupcakes book shown in the photo below and the recipes inside are just too tempting to ignore!

'Cup Cakes' by The Historical Sampler Company
stitched in the DMC threads provided on 32-count linen

Remember 'I Love You Little Rabbit' ~ my first completion of the year?
The sewing machine had an outing out last weekend and was put to good use, I did my usual pillow finish with a coffee coloured polka dot fabric and natural coloured lace.

Although I had finished Lizzie Kate's 'Love' design I hadn't been able to decide on a finish and couldn't find any matching fabrics or appropriate frames. We have a set of four small cushions in the lounge which are just a plain natural and cream gingham and have been screaming out for a bit of colour so thought this was just the right thing for the first one.  Somewhere hidden in the box of stash are charts with designs of hearts with union jacks so I may stitch those too in the same colours and make a co-ordinating set of cushions!

I had a small piece of the 'I Love You Little Rabbit' fabric left so co-ordinated it with a matching dark brown polka-dot fabric and a spotty blue button and put together 'Coffee, Chocolate & Men' by Waxing Moon.
I dread to think how long this cross stitch has sat patiently waiting in 'that' box but it finally saw daylight and I'm pleased with the result ~ now blogging friends which is your preference ~ coffee, chocolate or men?
For me, none of them have to be rich, but can I live without them? ummmmm! not sure about that one!

A new WIP  started only last night and I'm going to find it hard to put this one down, I wonder if any of you know this design and what this little bunny is up to?  I have a fairly chilled weekend coming up as the men-folk are off to football on Saturday and Twin II has a match to play on Sunday so I hope to have a good stitching session then and post the results next time.

Looks like this little bunny is already chilling!  Gorgeous Tilly, still so affectionate and brings so much joy to our lives, just love her to bits.

Finally, I am going to try and de-stash a little so have set up a sale page of charts and a few kits which I no longer require, there's a link at the top of the page if anyone wants to take a look! 

Thank you for stopping by, it's so appreciated



Lesleyanne said...

Oh WOW. All your finishes are stunning. I love your cushions/pillows. I wish I could finish my stitching like this. I love your cupcake finish too. Lovely new start. Going to have a look at your for sale page although I really shouldn't lol.

natalyK said...

Beautiful finishes and a lovely picture of your bunny.

Barb said...

Just stunning and thankyou for giving us a Tilly fix. Love your finishing the love your little bunny is just beautiful.

Lynn said...

Your finishes are all great! I love how you finished the Waxing Moon design.
Tilly is adorable and she looks so soft!

Karen said...

You have such cute finishes! Love your pillow finishes.... the gingham pillow is such a great backdrop for that piece!

Cute bunny too...

Denise said...

Oh, what awesome finishes! Love the cushions! Tilly is growing up to be a beautiful bunny!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your finishes are beautiful, I especially like your cupcake piece ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finishes, every one! Tilly is such a pretty bunny!

Nelli said...


Julie said...

I love your cupcake sampler! I too have that cook book and have made many of the receipes from it. Now I've GOT to do that sampler!

Cath said...

Beautiful wstitching and finishing .
Not too keen on coffee unless I'm out , can't eat too much chocolate ,and just the one man will do for me , lol.

Annette said...

Congratz on all your finishes!!
I love the yummy cukcakes, so beautifull colors and pink!!
YOur Gorjuss pillow looks great, such a cute pattern.
And LOVE is also a beautifull pillow.
Great new start and Tilly looks great!!
I don't like cofee anymore so give me a men with choclate!!

Rhona said...

I love everyone of your finishes - they are fantastic! The colours, the materials, the stitching, just perfect.

Mylene said...

wow! Such beautiful finishes. Great job!!

Crystal said...

WOW, beautiful finishes, I can not pick a favorite. Love them all, your new project looks like its going to be another cutie.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I love the cupcakes, I have a weird fascination with them... ;) Your finishes look wonderful!

Your bunbun is so cute!

Pumpkin said...

Boy've been BUSY!!!! Fabulous finishes and brilliant pillows you made :o)

Is that little bunny pulling a wagon by chance?

I can see that the last bunny isn't too interested in doing any work ;o) LOL!

♥ Nia said...

So many pretty finishes!!! Congrats :D
I specially love the Gorjuss girl pillow!! =)

Lisa said...

Wow, you have some gorgeous finishes there, so cute and wonderful finishing.
Been looking at your stash for sale list. Do you have the leftover threads for the Gorjuss kit, so that maybe they could be matched to dmc for it to be restitched? If so I would be interested.

Sally said...

Oh wow your finishes are fantastic Jane! Love your L*K finish and the bunny one is so sweet :)

Michelle May said...

I've been away and just got back so playing catch up!
Loooooove your finishes, especially the bunnies!!!
Of course, little Tilly melts my heart!
xx, shell

Justflo said...

Great finishes they look lovely.

Kathy Ellen said...

Your lovely cupcakes look good enough to eat! Wonderful stitching. Love the finishes, especially "I Love You Little Rabbitt", which looks a lot like your precious little Tilly!

Elaine said...

Wow Jane all your finishes are gorgeous!!
Tilly is such a cutie.

Marlene said...

Love your blog, so I followed you, thanks for your kind comments left on mine

Hillery said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments. I now have another wonderful blog to visit. I just adore your, "I Love You Little Rabbit". What a cute design. Tilly is fantastic. My husband even had a look, and he usually wants nothing to do with what I'm doing on-line.