Sunday, 25 August 2019

Spring is almost here.

I know that it does not feel like spring today but it is just around the corner, in fact just a week away.
We can always tell, because our Almond trees are flowering and the Freesias are budding up, ready to flower any time. It also means that those of us who suffer from hay fever, that time is all most here.





We are continuing our monthly specials, for September our sale items are Edmar threads, Cross stitch charts and Ginnie Thompson Flower threads.   There will be differed items each month, so do have a look each month on our Web Site to see if there is something there for you.

Our Royal Show starts next week, there is always a lot to see,  just have to hope that the weather will be good.

Well this shall be all for today, the weeds in the garden are waiting for me.
From all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts. 




Friday, 2 August 2019

We are Updating our Web Site

Hi to everyone, we seem to be getting some much needed rain in the Adelaide metropolitan area and it finally feels like winter has arrived.
As I have given up dressmaking, I have a book that is no longer required. The title is
The Cutter's Guide
A Manual of Dress-cutting and Ladies Tailoring
By M. E. ROBERTS
Printed in 1929
If anyone is interested I'm asking $20.00 for it, plus postage. It can also be viewed on Gumtree, search for "Book The Cutter's Guide".
























We are updating our WEB site so it will be easier to find things, we have started with Gumnut Yarns Colour Card and also the DMC Colour Card.
We eventuraly plan to do all of the Colour Cards so have a look and tell us what you think.

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

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Monthly Embroidery Specials

Hi there everyone, we here at Christina's Craft and Gifts have decided to help you stretch your embroidery dollar further.  From the 1st of June we will have 3 different lines on special.  There will be different stock each month, so we hope that in this way you will all find something you need.

Just follow the link to our web site and click on Monthly Specials at the top of the page www.christinascraft.com.au


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

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Happy Easter to all.

It is Easter already. What happen to March????? It was our Mothers 93 birthday and of course we where harvesting fruit from our trees and later on preserving the fruit.

I am having Easter with my family, we are not a large family here in Australia but we have a good time.

We just received news that Mogear threads will stop dying threads,as the Lady is retiring.
When we have sold the stock that we have on hand, that will be it. It is almost going back to
the bad all days when there was not much choice for over dyed thread.


This shall be all for today, I hope that everyone has a lovely Easter.
Happy stitching for all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

   

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Long hot summer.

I hope that everyone is having a good time and that the weather is not to hard on you. We are having our next hot spell, on January the 24th it got to 48 degrees. I know we are in autumn but summer has not left us, with 40 degrees on Friday and 41 yesterday, and today we are having 31 degrees and humid.
It is so hard to keep  the garden alive as you can see with our roses, first photo was taken

at 8am in the morning and the other at 5pm that night.
I feel sorry for our Farmers, where in some places it has not rained for 4-5 years.









Well now for some Good news, we are finally able to get Thread Gatherer threads and ribbons again, it has been a long wait but it was worth the wait.



There has been no progress with my beading, all I have done so far, is lace the fabric onto the slate frame and then I came to a full stop.  Maybe March will be a better month for me.


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

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New  Year to everyone from one stitcher to a other.I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and
a Happy New Year.We are having it very hot at this moment 3 days over 40 degrees but that is what we call
Summer here in South Australia.

Over the holiday break, I found myself a piece of fabric that I will be beading, I hope it will work out the way I have design it in my head.
Rosemarie has to reverse stitch her hardanger, found a mistake right at the end, such is life.



I would like to talk about KACOONDA  Australia threads and silk ribbons.
These threads and ribbons are hand dyed here in Australia, the threads come in silk, mohair and wool.
The silk thread come in weigths of Fine, Medium,High Twist, Thick and 2 Ply.

The wool comes in Fine and Medium. These threads will give you lots of options in designing a new project.
Kacoonda ribbons are wonderful to use, with 3 sizes to pick from they are 4mm,7mm and 13mm with a large colour range.


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

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Christmas Greetings

Greetings to one and all. The Christmas Paggent has come and gone so everyone knows that Father Christmas is not that far away.
Hopefully the weather Gods will be kind to us so that we all can enjoy our festive meals on Christmas Day and not swelter away.

Our elves have been busy creating new items for you. New to us are Embroidery Trestles, suitable for slate or roller frames.




We also now have heavier slate frames. This has come about due to some feed back that we received saying that our standard frames have
a tendency to bend when silk Organza is stretched onto them. Hopefully this problem has now been solved with the heavier frames.

















We are creating a Hardanger scissor companion in the wonderful over dyed Primke Perle thread with other colours to come.












 










I'm still looking for my fabric piece that I want to bead.
This is all for know, we hope that everyone will enjoy their Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year
from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.