Sunday, 23 June 2013


This weekend I've finally completed the cross stitch on Tatty Teddy so there's just the backstitch left to do...

I also need to decide on the personalisation that I want to add. Mr W (OH) graduates mid-July so I can't dilly dally too long over it and I can't pick out a frame until it's finished. 

This morning I tried to do a magic ring with 6DC (uk) into it and it didn't turn into a nice circle but a small clumped mess but I'll try again at some point even if it is a bit frustrating. 

For my birthday at the start of the month I also received a £10 Hobbycraft giftcard and with that I bought some lovely yarn. The Sirdar Snuggly is so damn soft! Even Mr W had a feel and said it was really nice. I'm not sure what they will be used for. The yarn was 3 for 2 so I was able to get a couple of DMC threads along with it. 

Monday, 10 June 2013


There hasn't been much stitching going on unfortunately but it looks like that will change.
June's TUSAL

Lovely exchange from Steph 

 I received my exchange from Steph and it is beautiful! She even included some extras for my birthday which was really sweet. As Steph may be able to tell, I've attached the mini biscornu to my Stork scissors.

I'm hoping to get my exchanges out by the end of this week and I hope Steph and Sarah like them :) This horrid cold that I've had all weekend looks like it's on it's way out.

We decided to visit Ely recently for my birthday and a fabric shop had opened since we had last been there...I was in heaven! There is also a cycle shop that sells toys, models and more craft stuff including fabric. I was given a bit of money to buy some fabric from both shops and for once it wasn't with a project in mind, it was just because I like them.

Fabric from Sew much to do.

Fabric from the Cycle Centre

Fabric from the Cycle Centre

I decided to include a close up of the tortoise fabric as you couldn't see them very well in the collective photo. I plan to use the orange dye to dye some fabric for HAED's Mini Autumn Owl Trio which I got in the 50% off sale along with Mini Hannah Lynn which I plan on stitching for my sister.

I've been trying to teach myself to crochet and have been following a flower tutorial from the making spot on youtube. In the few times I've tried it I feel like I've gotten somewhere although I still can't get that fifth petal in and I'm not sure why. Here's one of my poor attempts at the flower...

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