Archive | December 2015

5 Valentines Ornaments on Sunday, December 27!

Hello Saturday!

My very last Batch of my newly handmade Valentine’s Day Ornaments will be listed in ebay on Sunday, December 27. There will be a total of 5 ornaments. Yes, I will probably not be making anymore Valentine ornament, these will be the last five available. And then… I will probably be moving ahead to other themes. So do check them out every week.  🙂

Okay, so let’s get going!


(Click on ornament title or image link will bring you to each of their ebay auction, most auctions start at around 4pm PT.)

Valentine’s Day Ornaments

Just Nan Promises

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Shepherd’s Bush February

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San Man Originals Love

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Lizzie Kate A Little Love

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The Sweetheart Tree Sweet Valentines

(Note: hearts print is upside down on the backing fabric. Otherwise, this is a lovely ornament. See photo 3 below. I have indicate this in item description in this ebay auction. )

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So, this will be the last batch of my handmade ornaments listed in ebay in the year 2015. See you again in ebay in the new year of 2016. The next ebay auctions for my next batch of handmade ornaments will probably on Saturday, January 2, 2016. See you!

4 New Ornaments on Sunday, December 20!

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Merry  Merry  Christmas  To  Everyone !!

In just not more than 5 days time, it will be 2015 Christmas. I’m so excited! I think everyone will be very busy during this special time of the year. I will be celebrating this special day with my family and friends.  I hope everyone will enjoy yourself during this special time of the year too. Next, we will all be saying goodbye to year 2015. Wow!! Time flies! sometimes I can’t even believe that 2015 is going to end.  😮  Anyway, it is still a very happy thing to Welcome 2016. Can’t wait to count down.

Although it is the most peak season of the year, I have managed to handmade and produced four “little darling” this week. And they will be listed on Sunday, December 20. (tomorrow) So, let’s now take a quick peek at these little darling ornaments.


(Click on the ornament title or picture link will bring you to each of their ebay auction page. Most auctions will start at around 4pm PT.)

Snow Ornament

Shepherd’s bush Snow Fall

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Valentine Ornament

Shepherd’s Bush Be True

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The Victoria Sampler Love Cupid Heart

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Just Nan Heartfelt Love

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Enjoy yourself during this Christmas! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  🙂

5 Ornaments in ebay 12th December!

Hello Friday! It’s time to take a look at these 5 newly handmade ornaments that will be listing in ebay this week. My newly handmade valentine’s day ornament is here. Also, there will be 1 winter theme ornament too (last few maybe..). Here they are:

(Click on the tile or photo link will bring you to each of their ebay auction page. Auctions will start 12/12/2015 around 4pm PT.)

Snow/ Winter Ornament

Shepherd’s Bush SNOW

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Valentine Ornament

Shepherd’s Bush LOVE

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Just Nan Be My Valentine

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The Sweetheart Tree Cupid’s Touch Heart

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Love Birds Heart

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The Needles

Okay… so what about the needles that I am going to talk about? Needles are just needles, the thread goes through a hole in the needle and then we start sewing or stitching. Simple.

But not as simple as what we think they are. For cross stitching, there are different brands and sizes in tapestry needles. I’m not going into details for which type of fabric to which sizes of needles to use. But rather, I’ll like to talk about the different brands of tapestry needles available in most craftshops. Today, I’m going to talk about two famous brands. DMC and Bohin. Why? Because I only have tried stitching with these two brands of needles. I’m referring to size 28, the smallest size in tapestry. I love size 28 because I usually stitch on 28ct or 32ct linen. They goes through the linen easily. Smooth stitching!

However, recently I notice a little difference between two brands. DMC seems to be a little thicker needle than Bohin. The holes also seems to be a little larger. Though both are of the same size 28. Not sure if every DMC needles produce the same size for each needle. But I find Bohin produced the most super fine and thin needles I’ve stitched before. Below is a photo I’ve taken to show you the two brands that I use a lot. (though most of the time I prefer using Bohin.) WP

As you can see a pack of bohin includes 6 pieces of needles while DMC only has 5 in each pack. Both are size 28. But can you see the difference in the actual size of each brand of needle?? DMC is thicker. For DMC, the needles are made in India, though a France company. For Bohin, made in France. Also the other type of needle I used most is Mill Hill applique beading needles. Please note that there are two types of beading needles for mill hill brand. One is applique the other is just normal beading needles. I do not use the normal types so I do not have a picture to show you. But the normal types are much longer than the applique type. (which I find it being too long and not comfortable to use for my cross stitch piece.) These shorter applique beading needles are much more easier to use with my bead work. However, not every single mill hill bead can go through these applique needles. I’ve found some petite seed beads unable to go through easily. I have to use some of my extra thin needles that are mostly use for sewing needs.

Above are my own personal experience dealing with these needles. Thanks for reading my post today!

Have a wonderful time here!  🙂

3 New Ornaments 6th December!

I will be listing 3 newly handmade ornaments in ebay later today. I have been working on another OOAK crystal ornament this week. Here’s it!

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Just Nan Perlee Heart is a rare retired design. The design chart is no more available in shops. I will be making this into a special OOAK swarovski crystal ornament. So here’s the completed ornament!

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Another picture of close-ups of crystal tassel.

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Special OOAK Crystal Ornament

Just Nan Perlee Heart

(Click on ornament title/picture link to view ebay auction. Auctions will start on sunday 6th December around 4pm PT.)

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Design fully stitched with lots of faux pearls and *304 pieces of Swarovski crystals.

Cute Winter Ornaments

Pretty Winter Scene

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Shepherd’s Bush Scatter Snowflakes   (longer size ornament)

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Collecting Scissors?? 

Here’s my new Little Gems Scissor to share with you.

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A good reason for buying this little gem scissor. “Very Small!”

Yes. This small size scissor catch my eye. My old Victorian scissor measures 4 inches long. As you can see from the photo above, it’s half the size of my old scissor. I can now bring this little gem anywhere I go. Yay!

Review of little gem: -Okay. It can cut any threads but not as sharp as compare to my old Victorian from yarntree.com. It does not have a very sharp tip but still serve it’s very best. If you have thick fingers, it might be a problem. But I have thin fingers. So it’s still fine for me.

So far, I have been using my Victorian 4 inches. It still in it’s best shape. However…, if you can see from the photo above, my gold-plated handle has started to turn silvery. I am starting to wonder whether my little gem will be the same. Anyway, both are great to add into my collection. I’m not actually into collecting embroidery scissors but I always love to have one more unique collection. For those who are looking to purchase Little Gem scissor, I hope my review helps.

Thank you for visiting my blog. See ya!   🙂