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Thread Bobbin Necklace

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Heart and Flower Bunting

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Wooden Bunting Necklace

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Josie Makes… Butterfly Cross Stitch

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Another Christmas gift, for a friend. To go with her bedroom decorations in her new house.

Adapted from a pattern found here.

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Josie Makes… Blackwork B

I had been wanting to try Blackwork for a while, so decided to turn it into a gift for my friend Bethany for Christmas.

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I really enjoyed making this, it is along the same lines as cross stitch, but just with backstitch, the repetitive pattern meant that once I had started on the pattern filling I didn’t have to look back at my design again and again, I was stitching this on the train, on my lunch break at work and even at the pub quiz! I used an evenweave fabric, a cream colour with glints of metallic gold!

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Josie Makes… A5 Graph Paper Notebook

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To design cross stitch patterns I use graph paper such as in the photo above. The only form I have found this in is A4 refill pads, and I have been searching for a smaller notebook with this paper with no luck. So I decided to create my own.

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Josie Makes… Amigurumi Seal

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Josie Makes… a Game of Thrones Cross Stitch

So, I actually made this last year when winter WAS coming! But with the new series on I felt it was relevant to post!

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So here’s my Game of Thrones themed Cross Stitch, of the Stark house banner “Winter is Coming” in white on a grey background with the sigil of a Dire Wolf. I found a picture of this stylized Dire wolf which I think is used for the TV show, and drew it out on graph paper, using a lot of half squares and going over two squares etc to get the curved lines. Really pleased with how it turned out.

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“I’m A Piece” for Save the Children

So I posted in January about my piece for the I’m a Piece campaign with Save the Children and the Craftivist Collective. Today they came to London and I went along to see them! It was really great to see, I took along my manager and a lady who works in my office and they loved it too and thought it was moving and inspiring. I spotted my piece “Food for Thought”! Here it is in the middle:

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