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! :)