Friday, March 10, 2017

February Finishes!

Hi Stunners! 

I had some page finishes in February that I'm so happy about. I was on leave for 3 weeks so managed to get a bit of stitching in. I didn't realise how much working for the man really interferes with stitching! 

Wip 1 - Our House from Gecko Rouge

Wip 2: David Bowie - Gecko Rouge

Wip 3: Snow White - Eclectic Blokes Design

And I managed 2200 stitches on Afterglow from Charting Creations but I will wait for the page finish before I post. The colours are incredible and I'm really loving it. I've also been working on Rose Zircon for the GG SAL so that will be in the next post.

Thanks for visiting stunners. I hope life is magical for you.

xox Alicia

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness February SAL

Hi Stunners

Thank you to Jo Perry and Faith for letting me know my comment email was bouncing back and doing all sorts of crazy things. I have (hopefully) fixed the problem. Thank you for all your amazing comments. I should be able to reply to you now!

I know, I know I'm really late for this one. I am currently on leave from work and just could not bring myself to sit in front of a computer. I'm good now though.

Okay just a quickie here is my small progress on Doggie Prayer.

Yep I suck.

Well at least she has 2 eyes now -ish.

For the next  GG SAL I will be working on my sisters gift, Rose Zircon. My sister came over the other day unexpectedly and we had an impromptu craft day with wine and cheese. Had such a great time and it made me realise how much I miss her. She lives almost 2 hours away so our visits are not as frequent as I would like them to be. So it was an incredibly nice surprise to see her. I will be working hard on her piece. This is where I left it:

Going for the page finish stunners!

That's it from me. A big apologies to you all as I haven't been keeping up with not just mine but all of your blogs as well. It was the computer thing. But I will be checking them out now. I can't wait to see what you  have all been up to.

Take care and stay beautiful
xo Alicia

Monday, January 16, 2017

First Gifted Gorgeousness SAL for the Year

Hi Stunners!!!

I'm actually on time for once. See it's a new me LOL! 

For this GG SAL I am showcasing this beautiful chart, which was a gift from my big sister. It's always been a favourite of mine, so my sister bought me the Supersized and Max Colours version. Bless her.  I am also using this chart for the HAED challenge on fb. This is the halfway point.

I am stitching it on 28ct pewter evenweave from Sew it All Australia, using 1 over 1 full crosses. I think I will stitch her first and then him. 

That's all from me. 

I hope 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting and magical year for all of you.

Love ya stunners 
xox Alicia

Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 My Year In Stitches!

Hi Stunners!!!

Happy 2017! So glad to see this new year. I love this period. It's like a clean slate. I have my new plans, rotations and big ideas to get some finishes. Not to mention the NEW STARTS  WooHoooooo!

*Heavy pic post*

New Starts

These wips were started in 2016 and I managed a few page finishes, not many, but a few. *blush*

The Butterfly Ball SS MC - HAED
Pages 1 and 18 completed

Bookshelf - Gecko Rouge
Page 1 completed

Our House - Gecko Rouge
Page 1 and a bit of page 2 completed

Arwen - Paine Free Crafts 
Page 1 and 2 completed 

The Addams Family - The Little Stitcher

Doggie Prayer - The Craft Collection

Fuschia - Tilton Crafts 

Alisha - HAED

Farewell to Lothlorien - Paine Free Crafts
2 partial pages completed

Faces of Faery 81 - HAED

David Bowie - Gecko Rouge


Girls at the Piano - Golden Kite - Before


Carnival Moon - HAED - Before



Toy Shelf - Birth Sampler
Started August 2015 - Finished 4th March 2016

Elf Wine Apron
Started 1st December 2016 - Finished 20th December 2016

Well as you can see I'm great on those New starts, not so great on working on current wips and totally suck at finishes!

So this year I am more organised - I have narrowed my wips down to 60. (Don't laugh - it was really hard) 

18 are Supersize charts
42 are from smalls to BAP's.

I am hoping for at least 3 - 5 finishes.

I've been asked by some stitcher's to reveal my rotation. So if you're interested here is my schedule, rotation and wip list.


1 Crimson Glomour Ching-Chou Kuik
2 Faces of Faery 81 Jasmine Becket-Griffith
3 QS Theatre of the Absurd Ciro Marchetti
4 A Coign of Vantage Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
5 Alisha Myka Jelinka
6 Paradaisal Bird Alena Lazareva
7 Steampunk iThing Chris Down
8 Carnival Moon Aimee Stewart
9 Darkness Falls Maxine Gadd
10 Lost in You Rachel Marks
11 Litte Dreamers Tree MC Aimee Stewart
12 Robber Bride Groom Rachel Marks
13 Vanity Marta Dahlig
14 Where is My Valentine? Jasmine Becket-Griffith
15 Bicycle Afternoon Gold Collection Petites
16 Into the Deep Passione Ricamo
17 Emerald Forest  Colin Bogle
18 Afterglow Sangrde
19 Ghosts in the Forest Dusan Markovic
20 Unicorn Shutterstock
21 King Tut Anita Inverarity
22 David Bowie Sara Bowersock
23 It's Only Forever Medusa Dollmaker
24 Bookshelf Colin Thompson
25 Snow White Omri Koresh
26 Nancy Goodaim: Space Ranger Aly Fell
27 Room with a View Paul Richmond
28 Snow White Alessandro Della Pietra
29 Twisted Rainbow Sampler Northern Expressions
30 Froth and Bubble Long Dog Samplers
31 Medea Evelyn De Morgan
32 I have been waiting So Long Iris Kuima
33 Rush Iris Kuima
34 A Coign of Vantage Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
35 October - Rose Zircon Maxine Gadd
36 Cosmic Love Jessica Allain
37 In her Room Yuu
38 Prince The Legend Shelley Lee
39 Fuschia A. Ignatieva
40 Arwen Esmira
41 Farewell to Lothlorien Alexander V Bach
42 Harlequin Clown Tapestry

As I stitch through the rotation I will be adding these to my wip tab seen at the top of the post. 

18 SUPERSIZE BABIES - the list can be seen in the tab at the top of the post 

My Stitching Schedule is as follows:

1) ๐Ÿ’— Main Rotation - Using a random number generator app to choose one of the wips from the list to work on or the one that screams the most

2) ๐Ÿ’— Supersized Baby - Same deal as with the Main rotation

3) ๐Ÿ’— XXL Guykou  - Chosen focus piece for SS Babies for the year

4) ๐Ÿ’— HAED Bap - Same deal as with the Main rotation

5) ๐Ÿ’— Carnival Moon - Chosen focus piece for HAED BAPs

6) ๐Ÿ’— SS Guardian Angel - Overall focus piece as I really really really want to finish this one

7) ๐Ÿ’— Ghosts in the Forest - SAL with Sharine

8) ๐Ÿ’— Rose Zircon - Gift for my sis

9) ๐Ÿ’— Fuschia  - SAL with Kelly

10) ๐Ÿ’— David Bowie Tribute chart - Alternate between my 2 Gecko Rouge Bowie charts. David Bowie by Sarah Bowerstock and, It's only forever by Medusa Dollmaker 

11) ๐Ÿ’— Prince - Tilton Crafts - Gift for my BFF.

This schedule will be put into place in February or late January. As I'm participating in a new start thingy for January so going off schedule just for this month. 

I have set the rule that I will have to stitch each category before the schedule starts again. I'm hoping this will keep me in line and also it's kind of loose so I won't get bored. As anyone that knows me, knows I have the attention spam of small amoeba. LOL! No offence to Amoeba.

Fingers crossed the 2017 year in stitches post will be alot better than this one.

Have a great year stunners, in stitches and in everything you do. 

Wishing you all the very best for the year, may it be magical!!

And now for my other resolution. To keep up with blogs, I'm off to check out all of yours.

Love ya muchly

Take care
xoxo Alicia

Thursday, December 29, 2016

December Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

Hi Stunners!

Sorry this is soooooo late, but Christmas Chaos ensued and I got totally lost in it. 

In saying that I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, and for those of you lucky enough to have some time off..ENJOY!!! 

Just a short and sweet post today. I have a FINISH!! Okay before we break open the champas it's only a tiny one. This is my Elf Wine Apron that I made for a friend in the US. And it is only my second finish of the year. Yes it's been a bad year in stitches for this so called Crafty Princess.

I also finished page 2 of Arwen by Paine Free Crafts. And the little sparkling piggy needle minder was a gift from my awesome friend, Sharine of Charbella Stitching. So technically, I know it's tenuous this one counts for the GG SAL. Giggle.

2016 has been a tragic year. We have lost so many great souls, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, Anton Yelchin, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and now this morning I found out that Debbie Reynolds passed away.
I am so grateful that this year is almost over. 

And to all my icons still alive, please stay safe and no more drugs, I can't take another loss. 

I am looking very forward to 2017 and I hope to be a better blogger, person, Princess and friend. Have a fantastic time in your New Year Celebrations.  I will see you all again in 2017. Take care my beautiful and talented friends, and remember Unicorns are real! 

xoxo Alicia

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL November

Hi stunners!!!

I'm really really really late with this one, sorry about that. I have a new start (what a surprise LOL) which is a gift for my girlfriend whose doggie April went blind literally overnight. She is a Silky Terrier and looks exactly like this chart ,as her mummy Janine always has a bow in her hair. I won't be stitching the prayer as she totally doesn't have a "firm" hand. This doggie was spoilt rotten even before she became blind.  But I'll make something up to put on it, that's a tad more relevant. 

I'm stitching it on 18ct Pink Swirl sparkly fabby from Sew it All Australia. You can just make out the eye. It's weird for me to stitch like this, without gridding and parking, just following the colours in an area, but I kinda like it too. 

And an update for SS Max Colours Butterfly Ball, which was a RAK chart from my dazzling friend Nina. I finished page 18, finally. Woo Hoo. Wickedly mad crazy confetti but I loved it.

And I joined a facebook Group called "The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group" as one of my friends told me that they had lots of challenges. And I stitch so much more when involved in challenges and events. It's the stitching athlete in me ha ha. So I managed a page finish and I am two thirds of the way through my new start which I will show you next post....but the best thing is I received 4 awards and a merit badge. So cool! If you guys are on fb, it's a great group and they are super duper nice there. 

That's all stunners. Hope you are all doing really well and that life is magical.

Take care. 

xox Alicia

P.S. Jo - Serendipitous Stitching if you read this post can you add the linky thingy. I can't get it to work. That is if the linky thingy hasn't closed. Sorry I'm so late. Thanks stunner! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween Blog Hop

Hi stunners


This is my first Halloween Blog Hop. It is being hosted by our wickedly cool Coven Leader Jo from the famous Serendipitous Stitching blog. Click on the link if you want to check out the blog hop and discover the Spooky Phrase...bwah ha ha haaahhh!

I have always been a fan of The Addams Family, so I am paying tribute to Halloween 2016 with an Addams Family stitch from The Little Stitcher shop on Etsy.

My deadly contribution so far!

Here is a snippet from one of my favourite moments of this wonderfully macabre family.

Morticia: When we first met years ago, it was an evening much like this. Magic in the air. A boy.

Gomez: A girl.

Morticia: An open grave. It was my first funeral.

Gomez: You were so beautiful. Pale and mysterious. No one even looked at the corpse.

My letter is:

Now onto to acquire the next letter

Enjoy your treats and beware of the tricks!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October IHSW & Gifted Gorgeousness

Hi Stunners!

Firstly, thank you all for your lovely comments and congrats on clearing out the craft room. I will post pics for those of you that inquired. But an organised craft room does not necessarily mean tidy craft room LOL, well for me anyway. I'm in the process of putting up my Unicorn pics so I will post some pics of my efforts in the next post which will be my October accomplishments. 

Once again I'm going to smoosh the GG and IHSW posts together as they both finished on the 15th October.

I was supposed to have the whole weekend off with nothing planned but stitching. But of course life sees this, and then decides how can I mess this up for her. So due to an unexpected family visit,  I IHSWed on Saturday night and Sunday.

Progress on Supersized Butterfly Ball Max Colours

This is where I was at on the 15th September

This is my progress for Gifted Gorgeousness before the IHSW weekend. Page 1 completed. 
(I actually had another row completed before the weekend but I forgot to take a before photo...sorry)

And I stitched like a demon for 1 day and night to try and get 7350 stitches for the HAED FB challenge #3. I just made it with 40 mins to go. BOOM! So the IHSW was a godsend. Thanks Joysze! 

And here is the chart that we were rewarded with for completing the challenge. I won't be stitching it as I have the full chart in the Supersized and Max Colours version, of which the material pack arrived yesterday - WOO HOO - New start coming soon!!! 

All good though, I didn't stitch like a mad woman for the reward, it was just as rewarding to make it in time. I failed on Challenge #2 so I felt a little redeemed LOL!

Gifted Gorgeousness aka the unlimited kindness of my amazing friends! 

This week I was the happy recipient of 2 craft parcels that were sent by Nina and Sharine. They were totally unexpected and absolutely appreciated. I admit I squealed like a child when I opened them. But then let's face it...right stunners ha ha

This is a gorgeous needle-minder from Charting Creations that the equally if not more gorgeous Sharine sent me.  Lookie it's pink and blingy and I was born in the Year of the Pig. Perfect choice Sharine. Thank you so much!

And Sharine has an uncanny knack for finding the best cards. Isn't he wicked cool? 

Nina sent me rainbow goodies. I love the socks and the eraser for my big mistakes ha ha. You're the best Nina, thank you so much. There was a big swirl lollipop but that is on the inside of my belly now. Yummy :P

And apologies to my friend Kim, I forgot to mention in the July  GG, which was also my birthday gifts expose.. Kim RAKd me another Hatter chart. As you may or may not be aware but I collect Hatter charts. I just love this guy. So this one is "Hatter" from Colour Cascade Designs. Thank you so much Kim you lil sweetheart.

So if you're interested or love the Mad Hatter here is my current collection. 

Kaelyn asked about the cross stitching app that I use. It's called X-Stitch App and I got it from the Playstore. But it's available for apple users as well. 

Here are a few screen shots. It's awesome I love it. Now there will be no more upending the entire craft room to find something as I have marked on the app where they are being stored. 

And can keep track of all my floss stash too. There are a whole heap of floss makers on the app and she keeps adding more all the time. If you have one that's not on the app just let her know and she will add it. 

That's it for me my lovely stitch friends. I hope life is being magical to all of you. I'm off to check out all your blogs now. I have 7 hours and 45 mins left of my nightshift so I should get through them all and if I'm lucky get a bit of stitching in. I have a new start but I will show you that next post.

Love you all. Take care of yourselves

xo Alicia