Making new things

Hi again all..

So from my frequency of posting recently, you’d be forgiven for thinking there has not been much making going on here at JustSomeStuffIMade HQ… Sorry for beingmissing-in-action… but at least there still has been action going on around here!

You see, in August my brother had his lovely wife had a baby – a wonderful little boy, James Toby. He was very tiny – just 4lb 1oz, but is doing well.

I managed to take some time off work and go and visit them, and get a bit of cuddle time ;)

James Toby new baby arrival

On the crafty note then… James arrived a couple of weeks earlier than expected so I was super-busy trying to finish the baby sampler picture I had been cross stitching for him. I have never stitched something so fast I think, trying to get it finished as soon as possible to catch up with his early arrival!
Luckily, I had a card up my sleeve already, which I could send asap when he arrived. In haste I never took a photo, oops!

Anyway, here it is, still at the framer now so they will have it soon I hope. The nursery is a cute woodland theme so when I found this design (by The Stitching Shed) I was really chuffed! And I added James’ details myself. (Sorry for the shadowy pic and the fact I didn’t iron it before I took the photo – I was in a hurry to get to work!)

cross stitch baby sampler woodland Stitching Shed

Up to then for a good few months, I had been squeezing in a bit of other cross stitching here and there too – a birthday present for my mum. I put the finishing stitches into this one this week too, so yesterday it went off to be framed too ;)

cross stitch rabbit springitme The World of Cross Stitching magazine

The pattern is from a back issue of The World of Cross Stitching magazine – a very excellent magazine if I say so. Well, I am a little biased I guess – I am the Editor of it!
(Though I wasn’t back when this design was featured. I’m lucky enough to have access to the archive designs of couse).
I chose it as mum keeps bunnies, and I think even one of them looks especially like this little cutie! I hope she’ll like it ;)

There you go then… a little update with what has been going on round here lately.
See you later alligators! Rx

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  • Ruth S

    You are welcome – I can’t wait til it is back from the framer and I can send it you! I think it will look so cute in his nursery x

  • justsomestuffimade

    You are welcome – I can’t wait til it is back from the framer and I can send it you! I think it will look so cute in his nursery x

  • Chris Spolton

    Thank you again for James’ lovely cross stitch picture! Also liking the bunny and daffodils, very nice :-)