Archive | August 2014

5 Items for My Ebay Auctions.

I will be listing these 5 items in my Ebay Auctions tomorrow (31th August 2014). Three of them are newly listed ornaments and two of them are relisted items.

Here They Are:

P1060505 Lavender & Lace Red Angel ornament

P1060478 Shepherd’s Bush Scatter Pumpkins ornament

P1060493 All Our Yesterdays Me And My Boat ornament

P10601086 Two Relisted ornaments from Just Nan “Holly Bows” and “Pretty Wicked”

 

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My Answers To Questions.

Q: I’d like to ask you how do you make your ribbon bows? I’ve always wondered, suppose it’s a simple technique but if possible, would like to see the exact method. As you can see with my ornaments their bows are done with ribbons with one color. You combine a few colors and this makes them quite good looking.

Answer: To make 2 or more colors in one ribbon bow, you can either tie two or more ribbons in one time, or simply just tie first color then the following color and secure them together with a straight pin. For my case, I usually tie different colors into one simple ribbon bow. It’s not difficult but do require a little skill to adjust the two ribbons so that they are of the equal length that face at the same side. Some good ribbon craft books do teach you special skills. You may be interested to find out more in these craft books. I learnt my ribbon craft skills in some of these books from the library. They include pictures so you can learn step by step.

Q:I love your handmade ornaments. However, I always missed out some of your ornaments in ebay. Will you be listing the ornaments again? Thanks.

Answer: Yes! For ornaments that are not sold out or ending without a winner in ebay, I will sure relist it again the next two following week. If the ornament that you are interested ended without a bidder, you may message me here or in ebay directly. I can help you to relist it within 24 hours time so that you can bid or buy it now. For ornaments that are sold out, but you are still interested to get it from me, let me know about it. I do accept preorders. I can help you make another one and then list it in ebay for you. *Please kindly note that it may need 2-6 days time for making the preorder ornament for you.

Q: I have a design from Mirabilia that I partially completed. I don’t think I can finish stitching it. Will it be possible for me to ship the materials to you so that you can help me to complete stitching the design? How much will you charge? Thank you.

Answer: I am so sorry that I do not accept partially completed preorders. I can help you make a new one either in aida, evenweave or linen. I can provide the materials through my own supplier. I am so sorry about it because I cannot held responsible if your materials package is lost in mail during shipping process. It’s still the best for me to start from scratch. It’s also much easier for me to notice a mistake I made in a wrong color stitch. I won’t be able to check on every single cross stitch count that you’ve already stitched on. Thank you for your kind understanding. Let me know if you would like to preorder a new one.

5 Ornaments Listed In Ebay!

I will be listing 5 ornaments in ebay on Sunday 24th August 2014. Halloween is getting closer. So I will listing more Halloween themes ornaments in next few weeks. For tomorrow, I will be listing 4 New Ornaments and 1 relisted ornament. Check them out in my ebay auctions tomorrow onwards if you are interested to purchase them. So let’s have a quick look at them now.

Here they are:

7 Lavender & Lace Angel Ornament

5 Lizzie Kate Fright Night Ornament

9  All Our Yesterdays Sisters Ornament

14  Lavender & Lace Peace Angel

1  Shepherd’s Bush Hocus Pocus (Relisted Item)

Making new Ornaments!

I am currently in the process of making some new ornaments. So here are some of the materials ready for making the ornaments. Top Ribbons and straight pins will be added in later part. Some of the materials like sewing threads and crochet yarns or knitting needles are also not shown in the picture. This is the first process of making an ornament using these materials. And of course, some special stitching skills must be apply to stitch on the sides and corners of the ornament alone. Some of you asked me how fast I make the completed design into a completed ornament. Well, it will have to depend on the size of the ornament. Usually it may need 2-4 hours time (including topping the center top and back ribbons). I think the most time will be apply on stitching the cross stitch design.  Then follow by stitching the sides of the ornaments and crochet knit the crochet lace at 4 sides. It gets easier after a few times you made the ornaments.  You get to learn the steps and ways how it is created. And of course, all the ornaments you get from me are 100% handmade and hand stitched by me. No one else.

Q: So , are circle or oval shape ornaments easier or harder to make?

For my case, oval shape will be the hardest ones to make. Because I have to be very careful and tactful inorder to make sure that the ornament is neatly stitched and knit at sides. It must turn out to be a nice oval shape. Circle shape is also harder to make than rectangle shapes. But that does not turn me off. I will still make some circle and oval shape ornaments. It will have to depend on the completed cross stitch design. If a circle shape ornament looks better for the design, I will make it into a circle design. I have not yet had a chance to make a hexagon shape ornament. I would like to make one if I come across a special design that required me to make a hexagon ornament. I think it will be a fun and interesting process. 🙂

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16th August Newly Made Ornaments

3 Days ago, work in progress ….

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🙂 I got a new batch of good quality aurora blue 100% cotton crochet yarn from my supplier. When she shown me the color, I immediately love the nice color. So I decided to crochet knit this yarn color on some of my AOY completed cross stitch design. It matched beautifully to the AOY designs. Light shades of sky blue, light violet plus light greens. WOW! What a nice combination of colors, it really goes well with the design. The ornaments turn out wonderful. Also, this week I decided to make my last AOY Girl with pink roses ornament and L&L Two Christmas Angels ornament. (Some of my ebay customers was asking me if I will make them again. ) I also made a new AOY ornament seaside boy and dog.  Yesterday, I also managed to ship out a preorder ornament. So from this week onwards, I only left two preorders to stitch. I will have more time stitching them. Yay!

Okay for now, let’s take a final look of my completed ornaments.

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7    12

And as I have promised that I will be relisting Just Nan Holly Bows ornament in one of my previous post (somewhere  below). So total will be 5 ornaments listed in ebay later today. Check them out for more pictures and details in my ebay auctions if you are interested in getting them from me. Enjoy your visit!