Craft4Crafters @ Bath and West ’21

On Friday 26th November I was lucky enough to go to the Christmas fayre held by Craft4Crafters at the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. I drove from my home in South Gloucestershire and was accompanied on my journey by gorgeously dramatic bright sunshine peeking out of the dark clouds, illuminating the green patchworkContinue reading “Craft4Crafters @ Bath and West ’21”

Crochet & Knitting Update, and National Trust Visit!

Hello all, sorry again for the length of time since the last update. My new job has been quite full-on but I hope to update this more often from now on! My crocheted shawl isn’t finished but I have been working on it regularly. I am halfway through the last set of rounds, so justContinue reading “Crochet & Knitting Update, and National Trust Visit!”

Crochet Progress Update, Ordered More Yarn, Cross Stitch Update

Hi all, sorry it’s been a while! I started a new job a few weeks ago so most of my time and headspace has been spent on that, but I’ve been itching to get back on here! Here is how my Hobbii crochet shawl is going: I probably would have finished it by now butContinue reading “Crochet Progress Update, Ordered More Yarn, Cross Stitch Update”

Cross Stitch: New Video and New Start

I’ve made a quick slideshow of the current progress of my main cross stitch project, Butterfly Kisses by Charlotte Bird, charted by Heaven and Earth Designs! I’m currently on my 9th page. Just 33 more to go! It’s a long hard slog but I started almost a year ago and I’m still enjoying it andContinue reading “Cross Stitch: New Video and New Start”

Shepherdess Update and a Watercolour!

Hi all, thought I’d update you on my second Heaven and Earth Designs cross stitch, which is of The Shepherdess by Johann Baptist Hofner. This one is very slowgoing for me because it is my second HAED and my first one, Butterfly Kisses, takes priority. Many stitchers have what is called in the stitching communityContinue reading “Shepherdess Update and a Watercolour!”

Cross Stitch WIP Update

Hi all, happy March! Thought I’d post an update of my HAED WIP, Butterfly Kisses by Charlotte Bird. I’ve almost finished the 4th page! This was my first ever full coverage cross stitch, and also my first time doing 1×1 full cross on 28 count, so I am very proud of my progress so far.Continue reading “Cross Stitch WIP Update”

East Asian Inspirations

I love East Asian culture and aesthetics, especially Japanese, but for home decor, I have a soft spot for the “blue willow” look. My current bedspread is a Chinoiserie design from Kaleidoscope, I have a blue willow serving tray and I hope to collect much more over the years for my kitchen/dining area! I’m feelingContinue reading “East Asian Inspirations”

My Cross Stitch WIP Reveal!

So as promised, here is what my big HAED will eventually look like (if/when I finish it!) Without the logo, obviously! It is called Butterfly Kisses and it is by the artist Charlotte Bird. Here is my update for this week’s WIP Wednesday: So, I have stitched a lot more of page 3 which IContinue reading “My Cross Stitch WIP Reveal!”

First Post! Gettin’ Stitchy With It!

Happy New Year and Happy New Blog! A lot of my posts will be WIP (work in progress) updates; posts about pieces I am currently working on and my current progress on them. Today has been a cross-stitch only day. I have mainly worked on my Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) stitch. I put inContinue reading “First Post! Gettin’ Stitchy With It!”