Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hop on over....

and check out my website!

Yes, finally, I have my website up and running. After all this time www.tangledthreadsonline.com is actually open for business!

So today I want to show you one of the designs that is for sale. This is one of the many projects that I have been working on over the last few months and it feels great to actually show you the finished project, so without further ado, here it is.

In this set, there is the chart for the sampler, one card design with four different greetings, one tag design and one motif design. A great gift for a fellow stitcher, or even for yourself. But what if you want to stitch this design for someone who has a hobby other than cross stitching? Don't worry, I've got you covered! If you know someone who loves to do any of the following - read, sew, quilt, craft, knit, bake or cook then you can easily stitch this design for their specific hobby as these words are charted too! All this for $5......now that's value!  Now wouldn't this sampler make a wonderful Christmas gift? Just  stitch the sampler then add a few of the bits 'n' bobs to go with the hobby (and you've got lots to choose from!) and that would be christmas all wrapped up!

So here are some close ups of what I've stitched and made up from this chart pack.

First of all, the sampler.

Then the card...

I've made this as a very basic card - stitched, backed with iron-on interfacing (so the colour of the card doesn't shine through) and glued onto a card. Simple!
And if you want to make it a little bit fancy, try adding some contrasting borders like this...

This was done by simply cutting some green card stock slightly smaller than the card size and then doing the same thing again with some darker blue card.

Here's a close up

All you need is some cardstock, a metal ruler and a sharp craft knife! I chose blues and greens as they were in the design but you can easily acheive a different effect, just by using different colour combinations.  Here's the same design done with lilac coloured card.

 Doesn't it change the way the card looks?

And here I have added the borders again. 

And now if you want to be really fancy, you can take the same stitching and make this...

A small design doesn't necessarily mean a small card!

And of course to make the gift giving ensemble complete we need a tag...

..or two!

Yeah, I was getting carried away playing with the cardstock! The small motif was actually supposed to be inside the card, but that's the beauty of stitching, you can change things around to suit yourself.

Wouldn't that make a wonderful (and co-ordinated) gift for someone? Of course, you could just stitch it for yourself!

So that's the first of many Tangled Threads designs I will be showing you. Please check out the website www.tangledthreadsonline.com  (just incase you didn't click on it earlier!) and remember I will be updating the website every month with new designs. Let me know what you think...I love hearing from you!

Until next time...happy stitching!



Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Rhona! Woo Hoo!

This looks fantastic. I'll post a link for you on my blog.

x Kirstin

cucki said...

congratulations dear :)
they all looking so beautiful..a big well done again.
love and hugs for you from my heart xx

Mouse said...

congratulations .. love the design ... will let peeps know when i update my bog too :) love mouse xxxx

JenniDMills said...

I'm so happy for you.
It looks terrific, and I think I'll get some of those tea pots to stitch for my friend and my mother in law.
It must have taken so much work, but it's a huge achievement.

Here's wishing you have loads of sales and every success.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your new website! It looks wonderful and I'm sure you'll do well.

MyStitchNiche said...

Congrats on your site! Just stumbled upon your blog today... *sigh* i was ALMOST lucky #100 follower lol I've thoroughly enjoyed perusing through your posts, LOVE LOVE the Samurai and all the special details on him! Looks like you met each challenge spectacularly! He's wonderful! So glad to hear the ice bath worked at getting out most of the running colours, too! Hope Santa brings you your sunflower design, too... i love sunflowers!! Happy Stitching (and tangles) lol!