Monday, 8 May 2017

Mother's Day Gifts

We had a lovely time at the Barossa Guild Exhibition, it was a little  bit wet but that did not stop people
from coming out to see all the lovely work that the Guild ladies had done.



Rosemarie and I where thinking a couple month ago, what special  piece of embroidery we could make for our Mother for Mothers Day, we came up with a lovely brooch.



















But we made to many of them, so we thought why not have them in our gift shop. As I said they are hand made and will sell for $30 ea. I hope you will like them.









 
We wish all the Mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day from all of us here at Christina's Craft and Gifts
happy stitching.








Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Happy Easter to everyone

Happy Easter to everyone.

What happen to March ???  Everyone tells you when you are home, you will have so much time on your hands
that you will not know what to do with yourself, what a lie that is.

I want to show you what groovy pot holders our  91 year old Mother has made for us.



The Barossa Embroiders Guild Invited us to have a trading table at there Exibition during the Barossa Vintage Festival.
There Exibition will be from the 19th of April to the 23rd of April, the times are Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm
at the CWA hall in Tanunda.  So if you are out that way, come and see the exibition it is always very good, and say hello to us while your there.



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

Monday, 6 February 2017

Gumnut Yarns.



Gumnut Yarns

Today I would like to talk about Gumnut Yarns, these threads are hand dyed in Australia by a wonderful  lady that lives in country New South Wales.  She is a very gifted dyer and all her colours blend well with each other.





There are 6 different yarns that she dyes, these are Buds and Stars (silks), Poppies (50% wool and 50% silk),
Tulips (mohair), and Blossoms and  Daisies (wool).






These yarns open up a large world of different stitch techniques, from stump work , crewel embroidery, long and short stitching, the list goes on.  Some of the techniques and threads we have used are shown in the pictures.
Once you use these yarns, you will fall in love with them just as we have.









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