Progress on my Michelangelo cross stitch
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Even though I’m nowhere near done, I’m pretty happy with how this Michelangelo cross stitch piece is going so far. I think the original drawing is being rendered quite nicely in cross stitch, and the motion and direction of my … Read More

Making custom scroll bars for my frame
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  I bought my scroll bar frame about a month ago, and I love it so far. Right now the piece I’m working on will take a few months to do, but looking into the future I’m thinking I may … Read More

Making my scroll bar frame even more user-friendly
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I’m really enjoying using my new scroll bar frame, but when I bought it I decided to not get it with the bottom lap piece. I’m going to be travelling with it so I didn’t want to end up carrying … Read More

What to do with no printed pattern…
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      I’m not working from home at the moment, so I needed to figure out a way to follow my pattern. I usually upload my pattern to my iPad and use the Cross Stitch to Go app, but … Read More

Starting the long journey on my first large cross stitch design
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My first post from my phone, I hope this ends up looking ok. So after several hours of playing with and redesigning areas of the pattern for my newest cross stitch piece, I was happy with what the drawing was … Read More

Finished my first cross stitched life drawing :)
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Well, it took me a lot longer than I thought it was going to (judging by how long it had taken me to do the two previous patterns I made), but I finally finished the first of my life drawings … Read More

Hello! Welcome to Handy Little Gadget!
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Hello and welcome to my new site, Handy Little Gadget! This site is named in honour of my parents – speaking once to my Dad about some creative project my Mum was shoulder deep in (which isn’t hard, she’s tiny), … Read More

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