Tuesday 31 July 2018

Heart Embroidery - A Beautiful Gift

My dear friend, Anna, gave me this beautiful cross-stitch heart picture as a wedding gift when I got married back in May.

Heart cross-stitch - wedding gift

It is always so special to receive a handmade gift.  As a maker, myself, I appreciate the work which goes into something handmade, and it always means so much to me.  (I had been secretly hoping for a treasure made by Anna - I was not disappointed!!!)

Heart cross-stitch - wedding gift

I thought I'd share it here, as it's so pretty and clever.  She picked turquoise colours - as I love them!

Heart cross-stitch - wedding gift

Thank you so much Anna - I will treasure it!

Heart cross-stitch - wedding gift

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Sunday 15 July 2018

YouTube Video / Podcast Two

Yes, I've recorded another one!  I talk about cross stitch, crochet and knitting... with a little bit of chat.

You can find it embedded below...

Or you can view on YouTube here.

This yarn below by Dandelion and Dogwood with which I'm knitting the Rosewater Shawl by Janina Kallio:

My African Flower cushion - find out more here.

Extreme knitting - find out more here.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Sunday 1 July 2018

YouTube Video / Podcast One

Well... I've been thinking of doing this for a while - and today I just went ahead and did it!  I've recorded a video for YouTube!  I have a new Dinki Dots channel... and I plan to do podcasts every now and then.  (Actually, I always thought podcasts were audio only - not video - but in the crafting world everyone seems to call the craft videos podcasts... so I've gone with it...)

It is not the most flattering video - I think I need to position my laptop (with webcam) higher, so that I'm not looking down.  Also the lighting didn't make me look great - a darkened room would probably do the trick in that area!  ;)  I was quite nervous as well - it was a weird experience!  Hopefully I'll get used to it and will be more relaxed in future.  It is certainly not the most polished of videos - but it's a start!  If I waited for perfection, I'd never upload anything!  I can improve in time, I hope.

It's just a short video - about 10 minutes - although it's taking forever to upload.  As I type this, there are still 2 hours to go of upload time.  Rob says it's because our broadband is rubbish.  So, it's lucky I didn't film any longer!

When it's uploaded (and when I figure out how) I will embed the video below:

Or you can view over on YouTube here.

Debbie of The Crimson Rabbit (shop)
Anna of Nrelva blog
Sam of Betsy Makes (shop)
Lucy of Attic24

Hopefully it's not too unbearable to watch!  It's a bit scary putting it out there!

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