Strawberry Harvest


On Instagram they are a lot of stitchers that are making project bags.
Looks like the fashion tendence on the cross stitch world right now.

Years ago I made some of this bags, like this one. And this one is 100% hand made, hand sew.

So, why not try to make a project bag with zipper!

First, let me show you my stitching piece:

Design by Barbara Ana Designs – Strawberry Harvest.
Stitched on 40 count linen hand dyed by me with DMC threads.

A small piece, but very lovely!

And now the project bag:

I have my sewing machine since the end of 2014, and I learned to sew by myself (with some help of sewing tutorials on youtube).
I’m really very happy how it turn out. Is not perfect I know. I need to improve a lot.

Tutorials on youtube, if you want to try to make one of this bags:

For the project bag I used two fabrics, a cotton stars/dots fabric and a cotton rose pink; white batting and a pink zipper.

It’ s all for today! Thanks for visiting!

Happy stitching,

Picking Up Fruits

Hi there!
Time for a new post after the photobucket 3rd party hosting saga.
My blog is now fixed, I just need to fix the other blogs that I’m part of…

Anyway, time for show my recent piece.

Design by Barbara Ana Designs – Picking Up Fruits from the magazine Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine (2017 Summer Issue).
Stitched on 40 count Grey Sand linen by xJudesign with DMC floss.
Mounted on a jewelry box that I painted; cotton fabric from Tilda, 2014 Spring Collection called Bird Bluegrey.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy stitching,

Update on Halloween, The Moon Laughs


Progress update on this piece that I pick for the “Hallowe’en Ornie SAL 2017”.

Two cats with red eyes:

Month theme for May: Black Cats
Month theme for May: Black Cats

Then for this month, the theme is “Anything Green”, a scary snake:

Month theme for June: Anything Green
Month theme for June: Anything Green

The all piece:

Barbara Ana Designs – Halloween, The Moon Laughs
Barbara Ana Designs – Halloween, The Moon Laughs

Design by Barbara Ana Designs – Halloween, The Moon Laughs.
Stitched on 36 count linen Peach’n Cream (hand dyed by me) with DMC floss.

(So sorry, it’s very hard to make a photo with this fabric)

♥ Recently added a few more blogs to my reader list. This past weekend I found a new stitcher, yes a new stitcher, she started stitching last year.
Go and take a visit on her blog! Here is the link: “Boutique Stitches“.

♥ A blog from Jo from Serendipitous Stitching, called “Blogger of the Week” with some bloggers interviews.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy stitching!