Craftytimes in July

I seem to be in the middle of a pile of crafty things at the moment!

Fabric_2My sister brought back some sari fabric for me from India, and I finally found my second piece of it. I’ve now got enough to make three or four long skirts, using the patterns as inlay pieces. I want to get some darker silks as well to make the skirt bodies, but as it’s a fairly simple design I’m hoping that I can make the skirts pretty quickly. I usually go to a Textiles & Sewing Evening at Cheltenham Hackspace every Monday, so I’ve got my project for the next few weeks!

I’m also making progress on my samplers. I just added several bars of “All You Need Is Love”, which was a bit of a challenge! I get to play with gold thread today and I’ve also been filling in more on Totoro. Pics when I’ve done a little more, I promise.

Invisible Demon Sampler








And I keep finding projects I want to do…Pixy Stitches on Etsy has some wonderful sampler designs – the Invisible Demon one is Dresden-themed but she’s got some brilliant other geek ones. On the subject of cross-stitch and samplers, I’m also a big fan of X Stitch My Heart. I’ve done Keep Calm And Hulk Smash previously, but how cute is the Firefly one? She’s got LOTR, GoT, Avengers, Buffy, Dr Who, Sherlock, DC& Marvel amongst others…

I’m also plotting another Dresden one-shot, which isn’t really crafty but is very satisfying! I’m giving player-against-player a try, with someone being the baddy in the scenario. It’s likely to end in tears (or bloodshed) but should be very entertaining!

Writing news coming later this week, I promise. I’ve been working on quite a few things so I’ll do a general update 🙂

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.