Saturday, 26 May 2018

Colour in our Life

Well I have been busy,  but not with embroidering but with crochtering myself a new jumper for winter.
As winter is just around the corner, I know  our winters are nothing like the Northen hemisphere, but when those winds come
of the Southern ocean you will certainly know about it. 
As you can see it is in my favourite colour. We all have favourite colours, we use them all the time whether
it is in our cloths, embroidery or around our home. That is why when we look in our thread stash we always
pick similar colours, colours make us feel good because they are part of who we are.
So keep on using your special colours.

This shall be all for today, happy stitching from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Primke Slate Frames

May I introduce you to Primke Slate frames.We hand make them ourself in sizes from a 4"(10cm) to a 24"( 64cm) which are our stock sizes,
all sizes are for the tape length. We can also make frames for you any sizes you like, whether you like your frame longer the our stock
sizes or you would like different length of side bars.
I have enclosed some pictures of how to lace up your frame.We will have better instructions in a short while.
I hope this has been a help to any one having trouble lacing up their frames.

This shall be all for today, happy stichting from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Happy New Year to one and all

Happy New Year to one and all. Have' nt done much and January is almost gone. For those in the Northern Hemisphere stitching away at their embroidery, sitting in front of a nice warm fire,

 we have it slightly different here in the Southern Hemisphere where it is slightly warmer. Today will be 37 C, tomorrow and Friday will be 41 C and Saturday we'll have a cool change of 33 C. Although its January and we have the Tour Down Under going, Mad March seems like its just around the corner with all of its festivals and other such things, next thing we'll know its Easter and where has the beginning of the year gone and not a stitch has been done.

That's all for now.

Happy Stitching from all of us at Christina's Craft and Gifts

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Christmas Just around the corner

What has happen to this year ? One minute it was still spring  and now  summer is knocking on the door.
We have been busy de-cluttering our home and we are still not quit finished.
Because of that not much stitching has been done or anything else,hopefully we will be finished in the new year.
I hope that everyone will have a wonderful Christmas and a health and happy New Year.

Best wishes from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Time to stitch with wool.

Winter may be officially over but the cold weather seems to be hanging around, along with the associated colds and sniffles. Which means it's still a good time to do some wool embroidery using threads like Appletons, Gumnut Yarns, Kaccoonda, Paterna/Paterayan and the like.  You could make a knee rug for either yourself or someone else against the cold nights.

Or you could make a glass case with a trailing vine on it.

How does a customised sleeveless vest with  flowers and blossoms sound.

And with the way wool embroidery grows you could make a pretty and pink pincushion as a Christmas gift, or a lion pillow.

That's all for today, happy stitching from all of us at Christina's Craft and  Gifts.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Stitching for that special man in your life.

With just 5 weeks away to Fathers Day, why not stitch for that special man in your
 life some thing he will cherish.
What man who is a boaty, would not like to have this "Heading for Home" crewel work stitched for him .
Portions of this work is printed and the rest you stitch with Paternayan wool.

There is of course a couple of cross stitch charts I have picked.  One is all about  Antique Fire Engines and the other is about 50 different Professions.  And for the
sporting man there is Sporting Adventures.

For the man that likes traveling by air, there is always a"Hot Air Balloon" stitch with blackwork stitches in over dyed threads.

Or there is a "Jewelled Elephant",which is stitched with crewel stitches in over dyed thread and for something different what about

 "Caslguidi with aTwist" both of these projects would look good in someones office or den.


For those of you who would like a trip to the Barossa but
have not the time to make the trip, there is all ways "Spring in the Barossa".

These projects are available ether as a kit or a chart.

We hope that this has help you with your Fathers Day present problem. Happy stitching from all of us here at
Christina's Craft and Gifts.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Good weather for stitching.

Well winter is here with a bit of a bite, but it is a good time to sit by the fire and stitch.

We have decided to start working towards 2018 Beating around the Bush Market Day.  I know that it is still over 12 month away, but we are designing some new projects. We think that our stand has been looking a bit tired and there are new directions we want to explore.  Rosemarie has already started, while Gunter and myself are still finishing some old work.

I am almost finish with the UFO table cloth  that was started by Rosemarie over 30 years ago and Gunter is working on a lot of slate frames, to replace our stock.  Then we hope to get going on our new projects, I will keep you posted and post some pictures of our work as we progress.

This shall be all for today, happy stitch from all of us at Christina's Craft and  Gifts.