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.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

We did not fall of the end of the Earth.

Hi there, yes it has been long time, we did not fall of the end of the Earth but we where very busy making
Slate  Frames for Beating Around The Bush. And we have just caught up with all our back orders.
You can also get our Slate Frames from The Embroidery Den, Highett Victoria Tel. 03 9532 2142 .
We have also last received the NBN, the Internet is just so much faster, some times one just has to wait
for small luxuries  like this.
Well have almost finished with weeding the garden, hopefully there will be time to do some embroidery
I am thinking of maybe some bead embroidery,but I am still looking for the right piece.

This is all for know, we hope that everyone is busy embroidering as Christmas is only 10 weeks away,
from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts.

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.