Sunday, 15 July 2018



Artist belt (either the flowery one or the dragon one)
The bag and make-up case/pencil case (whatever you want to use it for!!)

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Will post free of charge, anywhere in the world!!

Closing date 31st July 2018.

Good luck 
Hugs Heather

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Friday, 13 July 2018

Come along way ...

Hello all!

I have been sorting though my photos, I've so many pictures!

Looking back on things, realising I have come along way!!

I have made, I must say I am pleased with myself. I was shown about 3 years ago how to use a sewing machine.

Everything else I have learnt via online  tutorials or you tube videos!!

#HeatherLovesToSew and I hope coming years bring many more exciting and challenging projects ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค—

Have a great day!

Hugs Heather

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

On Ya Bike & Great birthday ๐Ÿ˜

Hi there!

I hope every is having a great summer or season depending on where you are in the world!

The last few days have been busy here! Mark, Katie and Cara got new bikes ... my new phrase to get them outside is "On ya Bikes!"

Looking Great 

Monday was my birthday! I have been totally spoiled ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’

Katie made me this
AMAZING piece of art

My gifts
The kiddies bought me the frog picture ... they said it is just like me ... colourful with glasses! Just glad they never said I looked like a frog!!!

A drawing from Cara

Beauty & The Beast rose
from the kiddies

All in all a great birthday and the kiddies love their bikes!

I am having a sort out of my room tomorrow as Ive stuff everywhere! I need a good declutter!

Watch this space and my social media accounts:-

Twitter & Instagram @xstitchchick

Google+ is #HeatherMakes Sewing and Crafts ...

Bye for now ... and remember keep an eye on my #Giveaway

Hugs Heather


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The Rainbow is finished!

Good Afternoon Everyone

I hope you are all well.  I have been busy as my kiddies have finished school (yes Northern Irish Schools finish at the end of June!!)

Poor children have 2 months of putting up with me hahaha

I have finally managed to finish my wee grandaughters curtains.  I am delighted with them ... and they line up AND are the same length haha!!  Miracles do happen!!

I now need to find something else to sew or stitch this week.  From Saturday its back to the good ol' cross stitch because Tour de France starts ๐Ÿ˜

Conor, Katie and Cara wanted their hair groovy looking for the summer ... Why not ... you only live once!!

A few weeks ago we were baking cakes whilst listening to our favourite radio station. I sent in a request for a shout out. Anyway, Katie missed it ... so with the promise of chocolate cake she got another shout out haha

Here is the cake that Katie baked and decorated!!

It was an exciting day ... great fun driving 100 miles with a cake in the car hahaha!! 

Any ideas what I can sew?  Anyone want to give me a challenge?

Have a great evening, and happy 4th July to my USA friends

Hugs Heather


Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Hello there!

During the Easter holidays I helped paint my daughters home! We did all but 2 rooms (They were the rooms stuffed full of the furniture from the rooms we painted!!)

Anyway, my wee Grandaughter wanted Granny to make her some curtains that matched her bedroom rug.  I have designed them and sewn them!

I went with a patchwork look! Her new quilt cover has the same colours too! Her room is going to look lovely and very colourful! I cannot wait to see them up!

Just waiting to receive the lining fabric then I can finish them off!! Hopefully this week ☺
One of Abby's curtains
My wee Cara was 8 last week. For her party, instead of giving out party bags full of sweets, I made party pencil cases that were stuffed full of pencils, erasers and other stationary goodies! I will say that the kiddies totally loved them, as did the parents!! No sweets in sight!!

I hope everyone is well!

Take care and I will keep you posted on the curtains!!

Hugs Heather


Saturday, 9 June 2018

Awarded 4th in the Top Ten Cross Stitch Blogs!!

Top 10 UK Cross Stitch Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018

I am Number 4!!! Whoop ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

I must start doing more cross stitching as I tend to do more machine sewing these days as people as for things!!  

I have a baby sampler ready to be started.  I will be starting that soon!!

Anyone fancy a stitch-a-long?

Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

Hugs Heather


Sunday, 3 June 2018

What a hoot!

Hello there!

A few adventures from the last week.  It is nearly the summer holidays. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

Our children finish on the last week day in June! 

Ollie The Owl

I made an owl cushion with pockets.  He sits up on his own.  I am going to enlarge the chart and make him big enough to hold remote controls etc so he can sit on my sofa!  
Maybe then I can find the remotes when I need them!!

I have tried my hand at making stuffed cuddly toys.  

Katie and Cara loved them so much that they pinched them haha 

Smart Bear
I was asked to make shorts for a teddy bear!
I think he looks smart ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great day and stay safe.

Hugs Heather