Welcome to Friendship Crossing!

Where strangers cross paths to become friends, sharing their love of PRIMITIVE/SEASONAL decorating, CROSS STITCH/ WOOL/SEWING/QUILTING/CRAFTING, recipes and home life.

**I have an Etsy shop filled w/the newest PATTERNS/SUPPLIES/KITS that are mostly PRIMITIVE, SEASONAL or WHIMSICAL in style. To take a peek, just click the button below on the sidebar .

***I LOVE reading your comments and thanks to all who take the time to write them. If you ever need to contact me, the best way is to just leave a comment on the most recent post and it will go directly to my email inbox first, w/out being published.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Monday, February 27, 2012


Well, I'm finally back w/a couple of finishes and a BIG announcement that I'll tell you about near the end of this post. (yes, you can scroll down now if you can't stand the excitement, LOL)!

I've been on a bit of a 'spring' kick w/my stitching lately and wanted to share what I've been up to.
First up is 'Are You My Mother?' by Bent Creek. I used a totally different fabric and added a piece of wool to the bottom, as well as some faux flowers and a ribbon, which can be taken off if you don't like it. I just thot it needed something else added to make it feel a bit more 'springy'. ha
Here's another finished item I made recently. The pattern is by the wonderfully talented Brenda Gervais, of 'With Thy Needle and Thread'/Country Stitches designer. I love most everything she designs, but hate to admit that I've made very few of her things. Her patterns are in bigger print and much easier to read than some I've done.This one is called, 'Chocolate Bunnies' and I used some over dyed threads than what it called for. For the bunnies, I used 'Sable' from GAST, and for the fabric I used 16ct. White Birch Heatherfield, which gives it more of a 'prim' look and feel to it. They no longer make this color of Heatherfield fabric, but I've always adored the nubby texture and tiny flecks of color it has. It was really popular yrs. ago when I had my shop, but only comes in one color/size nowadays. However, I still have quite a bit left in my craft room of different sizes/colors, tee hee.I also added some faux flowers to this one too. The pattern actually called for it on this one. :))I am thinking of making it again on larger count fabric next time, so the 'egg' would be a lot bigger.

On to the big announcement: after MUCH praying, pondering and planning for way over a year, I finally decided to jump on board and open an Etsy shop!!! Yep, I actually opened it almost a month ago, but it sat empty until just this past wk end when I was finally able to list things for sale in it.
It's called My Lil' Craft Room!!! (wonder where I got that name)??? lol

The first five people that order something from the shop will receive a little extra handmade goodie as a thank you, but I'm not telling you what it is! It'll be a 'surprise'!!!

I will be selling handmade items, as well as lots of supplies for your favorite stitching past times. Cross stitch, primitive stitch, wool applique, craft items, overdyed floss, fabric(linens/wool, etc.), needles and patterns are just a few of the things I'll be offering.

**The older kits/patterns that have never been used or opened will be offered at a big discounted price. A few of them have already sold, so I am listing what's left and I'll be adding to it again soon.

***But here's the BIG kicker, I will try my best to discount even the newer items just a little off of regular retail prices to offset the shipping costs. If there's ever anything that you need/want me to order, just let me know and I'll see if I can get it for you, but please keep in mind that I'm just starting out, so I'll be adding lots more items as time/money allow. I'll update as I get them listed, so check back every now/then.

Have a great week everyone! I've got lots of linen to cut and get listed, so I need to get off of here.As always,thanks so much for stopping by.

P.S.~ I've turned off my word verification thingy recently as it was very difficult to see and I want to make it easy for you to leave comments, however, I still have blogger approval turned on as I have been hit w/some security problems recently. If you ever get an email from me that has a strange link to it or just seems odd to you, DO NOT open it!! Please contact me and let me know, as some of you have done recently~thank you so much!!



Ali said...

Hi Tanya off to have a little nosy at your Etsy shop but just to say I love your recent makes. I too have received some emails from you with strange links they go to my phone and I've deleted them now luckily my phone couldnt open one so I just deleted them - I didnt think you would be sending me links about mortgages - lol xx Oops forgot to say good luck with your new venture xx

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Jut happened to 'hop' on ere for a min and caught your post!
Congrats on your etsy,it looks great, what a neat idea and best wishes-you go girl!
I love the spring finishes and your work is always so neat-I of course love the wool finish!
Have a great week,

Autumn said...

Your finishes are so CUTE! I'm feeling like spring now, especially with your background.

I haven't needed the word verification but am glad you took it off. It's SO HARD to read!

Comment moderation seems to be enough to keep spam away for me.

cucki said...

aww your finishes are so cute..love them so much..
big hugs xx

Sheila said...

Wowzer girl, know wonder you've been a bit scarce! Happy for you and I'll go check it out. I love all the cross stitch stuff but will admit I just don't have the patience it takes so I'll leave it up to you gals who do such wonderful pretties and hopefully will be able to purchase something soon.
hugz and blessings to ya~

Ranae said...

Two super sweet finishing, I love them both.
Now off to check out your esty store

Raggedy Creations said...

Love your stitchin finishes Tanya, especially the pillow with the wool bottom. Good luck with your Etsy shop.


Catherine said...

Sweet finishes! Good luck with your etsy shop!!

Carol said...

Your finishes are adorable, Tanya--well done :) I wish you much luck with your Etsy shop, too!!

Daffycat said...

Darling finishes, just darling.

Best of luck with your new shop!

Thank you SO MUCH for removing the captcha!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The easter pieces are adorable. I will have to check etsy out. good luck.

Angie Berry said...

Yep! Just like reading a book, I had to scroll to the end to see the big announcement first, lol! Congratulations!! I see you already have sales, that is awesome Tanya!! I added you to my circle and my favorites.

Beautiful finishes! I love the addition of the ribbon and flowers, definitely adds Spring!

Have fun with your Etsy! I get so excited when I actually sell something from there, lol