ooooo I do like to be beside the seaside
ooooo I do like to be beside St.Leonards-on-Sea
ooooo I do like to be beside the prom prom prom prom
Failing that though the Aardvark Tearoom will be pretty minty too!
And that my bloggy chums is precisely where this *wee one (and her homies) will be heading for...yay!! I may live in the farthest point from any seasidey lovliness in the country but I can be there by the medium of painty stitchyness!
So if you're in the St.Leonards on sea vicinty ...(hold your horses i've not finished yet mind!)...but in a couple of weeks-ish time there should be a pack of stitchy hounds and various other chums heading that way....rest assured I shall keep you informed of progress
In the meantime go and buy one of their frankly gorgeous manifesto's from their Etsy joint...they're based on old stylee wrestling posters and include all sorts of wonderful instructions, including cake making and kazoo playing...huzzah!
*oo and you remember the new minitures (Mimitures?) I've been threatening for yonks? Well this is they! Half the size and yet curiously twice the work...ooo my achey mince pies!
So without further ado...introducing Lola
A tiddly chihuahua all watercoloury in golds and oranges and sloshy purples
She was a show girl with yellow (and metallicy gold silk) feather's in her hair but she's a bit cream crackered now what with all the Merengue-ing and Cha Cha-ing, so she's having a bit of a rest there in the undergrowth
Clashing colours? Yeah baby - pinks, oranges, reds and purples. Glittering purple french knots, gold glass beads and Baz Manilow in blues and mauves..it's all in there
These new pieces measure a very cute 10cm x 12cm...pocket size if you will, and feature my usual restrained watercolour challenged renderings with big old bunch of stitching and beadyness
Stay tuned folks cos that's not all...next up is possibly the most fun I'm having on a piece of canvas..."Who loves ya baby?"......I'll say no more ;0)
Thanks for droppin' by! x;)
A word from my stitchy Home Boy the fabulous MrXstitch:
On 27th August, Mr X Stitch will be one year old, and there's lots happening!
First of all we will be launching a new range of cross stitch and embroidery patterns from some of the newest embroidery talents out there. When you find out who they are, you're going to want them!
We're also announcing a new roster of guest posters, who will be bringing you more views from the wonderful world of stitching.
And finally, the information you've all been waiting for…we're having a giveaway!
Yes indeed, you will have the chance to win one of the following:
A gift pack from the awesome Subversive Cross stitch!
One of Emily Peacock's fabulous needlepoint kits!
A free sampler of your choice from Miso Funky!
A copy of Manga Cross Stitch, courtesy of Ilex Books!
An original Beefranck stitchery!
And a piece of work from some wiseacre called Mr X Stitch.
We've also got a special prize of a batch of light effects threads that will end up with whoever makes us laugh the most over the course of the week. Can't be bad!
So spread the word, tell your friends, and we'll see you there!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER!