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Monday is the challenge day! This week’s theme at Craft Your Passion is Flowers and as an extra challenge, you must have flowers in your image, not just in paper or embellishment. This worked out for me pretty well, as my embellishment collection is quite limited.

See, I took some in progress pics! These are the papers I was considering for this card. The digi stamp is by Delicious Doodles.

 In the end I went with the lettering paper by Crate Paper. It gave me this NY loft garden vibe so I kept the entire card simple and the colour palette limited. I so love this paper and I’m totally regretting that I bought only two sheets of it.

 The compulsory close-up! This week’s challenge prizes are from Delicious Doodles and Di’s Digi Downloads. You have till Sunday to participate so go and get crafty!

TAST 31: Algerian Eye Stars

 Algerian Eye Stitch seemed very intimidating at first. How can I ever create such a neat lines?! Answer naturally is to use a ruler, which I did, and create a square pattern on your cloth.

Algerian Eye Stitch My squares weren’t entirely even but there’s still uniformity in the stitches. I used steel shade variegated thread in this.

 Wow! Even if I say so myself. There’s something very sexy in this geometric, rigid pattern. I think this would easily translate into fashion.

 Yes, I like this very much. After so many stitches that felt like a chore or too abstract or whatever, this pattern was very refreshing to stitch. I definitely recommend this one too, just make a use of your ruler and tracing pen. I don’t see this one working in a free form stitching too well.

Next in line is Cast On Stitch and it’s still in the works. So far I haven’t been able to make sense of the instructions but I’ll get there. Eventually. Hopefully.

Here is the list of my other samplers. Till next time!



TAST 29: Blossoming Basque

Basque Stitch I have nothing but good things to say about this stitch. It looks complicated but it’s not and the end result is so, so pretty! A stitchy winner!

 See how sweet it is! I used variagated thread and again it kept throwing me off a little bit, you can see it from the petals which aren’t quite in a straight angle.

 Like I said, nothing but good things to say. You can cover large areas quickly with these flowers!

 I took what seems like gazillion pictures but I’m trying to control myself and only show few. There’s only so many macro shots one can take in.

 Yes, I’m most definitely in love. If you’re interested, my other samples are here. As soon as I can stop oggling these pics, I’m going to post the next stitch, Oyster.

Till next time!





TAST 27: Bonnet Spores

 Bonny Bonnet! Yes, I like this stitch so much I gave it a nickname. I found myself newly inspired after I bought a bunch of new floss and this is my first sampler using them. I decided to start with fuchsia. It’s brightness just called upon me.

 Sharon said this is an easy stitch to convert into circles and she was right! I’m now tempted to add buttons in the center of the spores.

 See how happy my spores are! This stitch is definitely a favourite and is going to be used a lot in the future.

Me likee. Next in the queue is Up And Down Buttonhole which I’ve renamed Comic Book Grass Field. You’ll soon see why! My other samplers are listed here.

Till next time!