A Crafty Update: Spring 2019

I otterley adore you samplerI’ve completed a few crafty things recently;  a birthday present for my partner consisting of a series of puns (sheep and ducks were involved; a tea-cat was considered and rejected, as was a bread pun.) My favourite of the three was this “I otterly adore you” design from RingCat – yes, I know it’s cheesy, but they liked it! (I did reject an owl pun too. Cute, but predictable.)

I’ve also managed to fix my leather satchel, which was a fun exercise in finger-pricking until I remembered my awl… and I have mended a sock. GO ME! (Seriously. Any mending is good mending.)

In 900 years of space and time, I've never met anyone who wasn't importantIn-progress, I’ve got a sampler for a friend’s toddler who loves bears and trains – so I’m doing his name with boxes surrounding it, which are going to be filled with Paddington, Pooh, two other bears (currently undecided) and a selection of trains. I’m also working on a Dr Who cushion cover – I got the design from GlueyBluey – which I really love.

And I have an idea in the works; I recently used the “Behold the field in which I sow my fucks; for it is barren” line on Otter, who promptly cracked up – therefore I think a sarky cross-stitch sampler is next on the list! Possibly a design from A Curious Twist or Basic Bitch Stitch – both NSFW – or maybe just something out of my brain, because that’s usually a sarcastic winner 😀

A crafty update: July 2017

I finished my latest sampler! It’s the dinosaurs and superheroes one for Logan, and I’m just in time – he’ll be two in August. It was great fun to do!

 

 

 

And I have sort-of finished Totoro. I wanted to do a full background: I don’t like the purple now and I’ve gained some bits of green that I’d much rather use, but I don’t really want to unpick and as he’s now off to a new (temporary) home along with a laptop, I’m just glad to have finished his belly.

Also, have some bonus (badly taken) cat pictures. I recently moved bedrooms, and he seems to be insistent on making the room his…

 

Crafty Update: May 2017

Now everything’s got there ok, I can reveal what I was crafting for the Big Geeky Craft Swap!

My prompt was “Wonder Woman”, and while I did consider a few useful things (mostly bookmarks) I didn’t have the right fabric to make one that would actually be useful in a book, and not break the spine (Librarian Tut!) So I ended up going with just a cross-stitched piece, and used an image from the DC Superhero Girls as a template. I ran out of flesh thread, which annoyed me (and I couldn’t get any more of the right colour!) and also managed to run out of black, although that was more easily fixed :-/ but it was a fun piece to do! I didn’t have time to fill in the background, but I think it does work.

I’m also getting there with my Superhero and Dinosaur alphabet – I’m just finishing off Robin, and I’ve got the rest all planned out! This one has been super fun, too – can you get all of them so far?

And finally, a picture of my helper…for once, not asleep on my lap!