Friday, July 20, 2007


Bye bye Blogger, hello Worpress

Yep I'm officially packing up and moving over to a Wordpress blog (finally!).

Here is my new link: The Floss Box

This is more than just a blog, it's also my album, my pages with my freebies nicely displayed, stitching and crafting blog rolls, and other content pages I will be adding in the future.

So come on over and visit me there!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Cupcake freebie!!

Here is my latest freebie:

This one was a lot of fun, perhaps because it involved CAKE?! The pattern is on my sidebar. This one was a lot of fun! :) I stitched it on opalescent fabric, so it's nice and sparkly, but the photo isn't especially bright (as usual). So it looks MUCH better in reality. I will be finishing this into something in the next few days, and I will post a final picture then.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Blog tip

Ever wonder how people get those little icons up there for their blog page? It's super easy. First you need the image uploaded someplace. Then you need this line in your template in the head section (after the <head> and before the </head> end tag).

<link href='put icon link here' rel='icon' type='image/jpg'/>

The image should only be about 20 x 20 pixels.

A lot of knots!

This little heart is made up entirely of french knots!! I'm not quite sure how I will finish it yet. Have to ponder that a bit!


Sewing finishes

I made these two little bags this past week. They were fun and easy. The red one is only about 4 inches tall. I have nothing in particular in mind for them, they are just fun to make, lol.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Online magazine link

I found this link to an online magazine about crafting. In it there is an article and a few pictures of a German-sampler museum. Interesting reading. :) I'd love to visit a place like that some day!

Updated finishes

Here is an updated finish of a freebie I stitched in May. I added a little embroidery in the corners and around the pictures. It isn't a lot but I think it adds a bit of visual interest in any case.

I wasn't quite happy with my 4 snowflakes finish:

So I added a bit of beading and some stitching around the border. I think it helps a lot. It was a bit dull. But I don't think I can "fix" the real problem, which is that stitching over 1 -- really requires that those tiny stitches have high contrast with the background fabric. I missed a bit there. Oh well. It's on ok piece now, I think. On to the next thing now!

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Snowflake ornament

Yet another snowflake design I have made!! (Posted on my sidebar, as always). I stitched this with DMC color variations and 1 strand 032 blending filament. I attached some beads in the corner for an extra bit of interest, but they and the blending filament sparkle are barely visible! :( Oh well. I love how it turned out and I am quite inspired to make more little patterns. I have far more ideas than just little houses and snowflakes!!!!!

Friday, July 06, 2007


Small houses wall-hanging!

Here are my little houses made into a wall hanging. I am quite happy with how it turned out. I think it's one of the best finishes I have managed so far. The colors were a lot of fun to work with. The pattern for the house is on my sidebar.

Otherwise I am back to Revelation. It was nice to have a breather, but it's good to be back at it. At least in the third row there are some new colors joining the mix! And it won't be boring thanks to the gobs of confetti!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007


Pink Garden Fairy Progress

Here she is at about 5000 stitches. She is turning out really well, and is a lot of fun to stitch. The colors are just great. I don't know if I will continue on her this week or give Revelation a try, but she will continue to be my Wednesday project if nothing else. I can't wait to see the rest of it! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Revelation picture --10 pages!

Phew! I made it to the end of page 10! I have major burnout now on this one. I will work on Pink Garden Fairy now. Feels like a new start would be nice, lol. So much to work on though, already. We'll see :)

More little houses!

Here is another little house I made! They are kind of cute, I think. The pattern is on my side bar. :) I think I will sew them together some how into a little wall hanging.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Fairy Day SAL!

I have been busy with Revelation this weekend for Fairy Day. I made my goal to finish the 10th full page! So that means 2 full rows completed. I am completely burned out on the project now. It took some effort to get through the last 800 stitches. I have been struggling with this project the whole month. Most days I have had a hard time managing more than 300 stitches. I made an extra effort Sunday though. I will be taking a picture tomorrow when there is lots of light. I want to get an extra nice shot. :)

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Revelation 9.5 pages

Here it is at nearly 10 full pages! After a bit of a breather I am moving along nicely, although hardly super fast. I sure am looking forward to finishing this row! :) I should have no problem getting there by the end of the month. I will try to get a really good picture then. Most of my pictures just turn out really dark. I always have to adjust them in Photoshop.

Freebie WIP

I have been working on this during the day. It's from My aunt's attic. I chose the colors myself, and it's over one. Very fun little project. I just have the border left, so I should have it done next week.

Pink Garden Fairy

Here she is at 1/4 page. It's pretty fun to work on. Down this column I will hit the end of the eye, and the eyes in Vinson's artwork are great. :)

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Sunday update

The camera was held hostage last weekend and part of this week, so I have been extra slow updating. :( But here is what I have been doing this week. I took a breather from Revelation to do some small stuff, below are the results. I am back working on Revelation again. Hopefully by next weekend I can make another half page mark and post a new pic. :)


This is a section from a pattern posted in Anna magazine, Jan 2007 issue. My cats are missing eyes tho! I doubt I will do the whole pattern.. it's one of those where there are lots of diagonal backstitching, but they use whole crosses. Drives me crazy stitching "outside" the lines, and it's a lot of extra effort to figure out fractionals as you go. But this would make a cute finish on its own. :) I may do more or do parts of the pattern as individual finishes.

Winter house freebie

Here is my Christmas-winter house freebie I made this past week. The beads and embroidery don't really show up so well, but they are nice and shiny in person. :) I think this ended up a little too large for a pillow, so I will just make a little wall hanging thing out of it. The pattern is on my sidebar!

House finished!

I made this into a little hanging pillow. :)

Monday, May 28, 2007


House freebie

Here is my house freebie I designed. It's stitched on 25 ct Wedgewood lugana, over 1. I am quite please with how it turned out. The colors are a bit nicer in real life, of course. :) I posted this pattern as "house 2" on the sidebar.

Here are two color variations of this one:
Here is the pattern mock-up of "House 1":
And "House 3":I haven't had time to do stitch-tests of the latter two, but I think they should be ok. Of course these are all adaptable to someone else's color choices. :)