Friday, October 9, 2009

Items for trade/sale

Another "Photo Flicker" from Picturetrail. I think I have a new addiction, LOL

Cupcake #3

I've cross stitched another cupcake and am on to my 4th! I might just get them all stitched this year, it's the finishing that might never happen, LOL! Here's a pic:

And here's the details:
  • Name of the design it just saved as "aunts_attic_00018a_esther"
  • Chart was a freebie at
  • Fabric is an off cut of dusty pink evenweave
  • Thread is 2 different shades of mystery thread I bought at the Stitches & Craft show. They had no identifying details on the tags.
  • Stitch count is 37 x 37
  • Completed in October 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just testing....

Just testing "Photo Flick" from Picturetrail. I'll play around some more and see what works best as some of the odd sized pics don't show up well.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another karate tournament for DS

And this time we made it on time, despite leaving later than I'd hoped, an unscheduled toilet stop and then not being able to get back onto the freeway! I wasn't quite sure how he would go at this tournament, as he seemed to forget all his katas and get them mixed up when we were practicing over the school holidays. Once there he went through them all and he was fine. There were a total of 13 competitors, and he made the final again, against the same kid who beat him last time. (Last time DS lost 0-3). This time around he lost 1-3, but worked really well. He didn't get quite so far in his sparring this time, losing out in the second round 1-2. He did fight well, it was just his opponent scored a little better. The boy who won kata also won sparring. (both this time and last time). His next tournament is the end of October, a 3 person team event at his club. Then the next one will be in the new year, when he joins the "big kids" and reality, with only the top 3 placegetters winning trophies/medals.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Some cupcake stitching

I've been toying with the idea of buying a cupcake stand to fill with cross stitched cupcakes, and finally found a cute one for a reasonable price, so I just HAD to buy it. Of course it does hold 23, so I'd better get stitching! I haven't really decided on a theme, so far the idea is to stitching colour co-ordinated ones. I've got an orange fluted cupcake holder, I've matched some orange fabric and a button to it, and stitched a design in 2 contrasting orange threads. I've also got a blue cupcake, matching fabric and a contrasting thread to do another one. I have pins with the head the same colour, so might add them for a bit of interest. I think I'm addicted! Here's a pic of my orange design finished and the blue one started: