Category Archives: ElliXS

What Could It Bee?

It’s just a hive of activity here! I’m buzzing with excitement over this honey of a project. Well, I won’t drone on about it. You’ll just have to guess what it is without any clues.

Sprinting to the Finish Line

Nothing makes me stitch faster than the promise of a new project to start. Yeung Shing is almost finished and I can’t wait to start stitching with these lovely golden shades.

Safer Scissors

Ornate Cages Thumb TX

Hooray! Finally my Ornate Cages scissor fobs pattern is ready to go.

The reason I designed these was to use them as scissor fobs because I was losing my scissors (down the sides of chairs, into kitchen drawers, into black holes . . .) too often. I think I might attach one to my handbag though, and maybe next December I’ll hang them from the tree.

What’s Wrong With This Picture?


Did you spot my mistake? Yep, just about finished stitching together the third and final one of my Ornate Cages scissor fobs (or handbag accessories, key rings, etc.) when I realised I’d stitched it the wrong way round. The side view of the parrot should be facing the front of the cage, not the back. It’s already been unpicked and restitched now but I wasn’t very pleased with myself at the time. (Pattern should be available soon.)