Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Organised Princess

Hi Stunners!!!

I have been a busy little Crafty Princess Beaver over the last 2 months. Yes with stitching but more with organising my stitching. I have updated my Wip's menu (see the tabs above) and added my Supersized Babies. So now you and I can see at a glance how I'm working through my myriad of wip's. I have made a promise to myself and the Craft Gods that I won't deviate from this rotation. So these are the only wips I'm allowed to work on. 

From the advice of my good friend Sharine I tried to whittle it down and have focus projects. So I have developed a rotation that ensures that a few of them are deemed as such and are worked on more often than the others. Plus I have engineered the rotation so that finishes are the goal. It's too long and boring to explain the plan, you're just going to have to trust me on this....please please xo

Anyway to the stitching!!!  I managed quite a few page finishes over the last couple of months.

Lady Hatter - Sandra Vargas - Gecko Rouge.  
This was one of the projects that has been culled from the current rotation. But don't worry once I finish King Tut and Frank the Frog she will be back in play. Those 2 charts are the SAL charts and Frank is only 4 partial pages and Tut is 6 even smaller partial pages. 

Pages 6 & 7 Completed

So Many Books So Little Time - Randal Spangler - HAED

This is another one that got the chop. I had 8 HAED Bap's on the go and I had to halve this number to be reasonable. It killed me to do it but he'll be back one day!!

Page 1 completed

Nancy Goodaim _ Space Ranger - Aly Fell - Eclectic Blokes Design

I finished off page 2 and managed to complete the whole of page 3. Not a great deal of confetti so that was a nice change. 

Pages 1,2 and 3 completed

Carnival Moon - Aimee Stewart - HAED

This is one of my focus pieces and I'm aiming for the row finish by the end of the year (at least anyway) I love the way this is stitching up. The next page is full of blocks of colour so should be a bit quicker than all that confetti in the flowers on the first 2 pages.

Page 1 and 2 completed

Bookshelf - Colin Thompson - Gecko Rouge

I have joined the Gecko Rouge Gold Club plus and this was my Gold Kit choice. As soon as it arrived, wild tornado's and half naked firemen could not hold me back from starting this. It's massive!! The below wip pic is Page 1 completed so you can see how much I have to go. But it's so cool, if you look closely amongst the shelves you find some quirky characters and weird little objects or ordinary objects doing strange things. It's alot of fun. 

Page 1 Completed

I have added 3 new starts to my rotation. They are all tribute charts so I can be forgiven. My world fell apart at the news of David Bowie and Alan Rickman's death. I have loved Bowie since forever and I only got a chance to see him once in concert. So I was devastated. 

This chart was on my Gecko Roughe WL and I bought it on the day of his death. (*Sob*)  It arrived today so I will be making an immediate start. R.I.P Bowie. Forever a legend and forever missed!! The artist is Sara Bowersock.

David Bowie

Another tribute chart to Bowie, it's about one of my favourite movies of all time "Labyrinth" It's another Gecko Rouge and I already had it in my stash including the hand dyed fabric I had bought for it, so what better time than to bring it out. I'm going to watch Labyrinth over and over whilst stitching this one.  It's only Forever by Medusa Dollmaker

It's Only Forever

And for the late great Alan Rickman a tribute to him by Daniel Kordek and charted by Shelley Lee of Tilton Crafts. Snape! I've ordered the fabric from the lovely boys at Sew it All and as soon as I gather the floss I will be inserting this awesome chart into my rotation. 


Thank you for all your lovely comments and encouragement on my previous post. I will be posting at least twice a month. Once midway on the 15th for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL run by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching and once at the end with the monthly progress. 

I know this will be a good year for me stitching wise as it's the first time I'm actually organised. I've even started a journal to record hours worked on each chart, recorded goals that are achievable unlike all those previous years and most importantly - CLEANED the CRAFT ROOM!!!!! Oh man that was a week long job.

So thank you for joining me in this journey stunners. I promise there will be more to see this year.

Love you lots and thanks for making my life the rainbow filled playground that it is. 

I'm going to spend the next day reading blogs and replying to all my emails. And then it's down to some serious DVD watching and hard core

Take care stunners and I hope life is magical and enchanting for you all!

xoxo Alicia

P.S. Just noticed that this is my 69th post which is also the age both David Bowie and Alan Rickman were at their time of passing. 


  1. You've made some great progress on your WIPs and I can't wait to see more. I seem to have shied away from the full coverage BAPs but there are some that I would still love to do. I've just started a layaway plan on a kit from Gecko Rouge so can't wait to get that later in the year!

  2. Great progress on all of your projects. Love your new stash.


  3. That's a bit spooky. I have no doubt the craft gods will be on your side and it won't be long and you will be rolling in finishes... or half naked fireman... either way win-win xx

  4. Yay you're back! I looooooved labyrinth I even had as the world falls down as my wedding song and walked down the aisle to Sarah. I'm going to do the tilton always. I'll probably do the new haed labyrinth when it gets charted of Aimee Stewart but seeing yours I may have to change it lol. It sounds like a good rotation!

  5. Amazing progress on your pieces. Best of luck with the rotation. I was so sad to hear of David Bowie and Alan Rickman as well. I ADORE Labyrinth, it's one of my favourite movies. Looking forward to seeing you new starts and progress during the year.

  6. Super Duper Progress!! They are all lovely projects.

  7. I love that bookshelf project! That is so cool!

  8. Holy Cow, you HAVE been busy!!
    All your projects are looking awesome!

  9. I really love the bookshelf, what will be the stitched final size of it and which count of fabric are you using? Thx !! and keep the good progress going !!

  10. I love all your projects and the tribute pieces are stunning:) Hope you keep up the blogging 'cause I enjoy your posts:)

  11. An organised Princess! How intriguing LOL
    Love that bookshelf, but I do think they should have broken their rule and done the words in backstitch!
    It will be fun to follow your progress this year with these gorgeous projects and maybe a finish or two?

  12. I had to organise my rotation to concentrate on other projects, so I completely feel your pain, but like you there are new starts sneaking in to my life. I've also gone for a Bowie and a Rickman chart (although intriguingly, not the same two). Look forward to seeing your progress on your focus pieces and hope you can resist the new starts better than I can. I've been off rotation for agest becuase new starts keep creeping in

  13. All your updates look amazing =) I am so happy that you decided to make Carnival Moon a focus piece because I really love it and your stitching looks magical =) I totally love and understand your new starts . I was sad when I heard that Alan Rickman passed away so I guess I will start a Harry Potter piece sometime this year ;-) I am curious to hear more about your rotation and I am already looking forward to see your next update for the GG SAL =)

  14. That rotation sounds like fun! You have some beautiful stitching on the go. We have a jigsaw of your new bookshelf and it's a really fun design.
    I too was very sad to hear about Alan Rickman's death, what a lovely idea of stitch tributes for your heroes.

  15. Your WIP´s looks amazing. Can´t wait to see your progress. Erla Björk :)

  16. You have some beautiful projects. I love to do large projects and have so many I want to start but can't figure out how to rotate them to make progress. I will be watching your blog to see how you do.

  17. I've been looking for the perfect Labrinth pattern, and I've found it thanks to you! It's one of my favourite movies, and I love Bowie's music. It was devastating to lose both him AND Rickman.

    I'll still be creating my own Labyrinth pattern, but that one is definitely being added to the list.

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