Friday, August 24, 2007

I made these postcards for another swapbot swap. They didn't have to be homemade but they had to have a favorite quote on them. I decided to be adventurous and make them myself so I hope my partners like them!! My camera didn't pick up the colors very well on the first two, they're actually much brighter. The third one is on it's way to Belgium which for some reason is very exciting!

I also received my first postcard in the mail today. It's very cute, I'll have to scan it later. I love getting mail, I can't wait to see what comes next!! It's been a lot of fun buying and making things for others. The person I sent the stitch markers and goodies too loved it all which makes me so happy! Which also makes DH happy. He's glad that I've found something to keep me occupied during the day and likes seeing all the different crafty stuff I'm trying out. We'll see how he feels about going to the post office to mail things for me every other day!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Overdue Update time as usual.

I've barely touched any cross stitch in about 2 weeks. Not sure why, just can't seem to get motivated to work on the wips or even to start anything new. Earlier this week I got some loverly stash from 123stitch and today I got the supplies to start one of the charts. Several of them are for Christmas gifts so I really need to get in gear!! I'm going to attempt stitching on 28ct evenweave for the first time. Wish me luck!

I also started a small crochet project to work on while in the car. I haven't crocheted in at least 6 months, it was nice to finally do it again. I tried to do cross stitch in the car but it's hard to count squares when the road isn't very smooth. Also with crochet it's just one continuous piece of string, no separating strands of floss and rethreading the needle.

Ok, one reason I haven't been stitching is because last week I discovered I've really been enjoying seeing all the different crafty things people there like to do and trying some things out for myself. I finally have a use for all the random bits of craft stuff I have laying around!

I made these stitch markers for one of the first swaps I signed up for. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I have a lot of beads, I see a lot of stitch markers in my future.

I also decorated this matchbox to put the stitch markers in. The receivers favorite colors are purple, pink, gray and brown so I tried to use them all.

I have several more matchboxes in various stages of decoration. Who knew decorating matchboxes would be so much fun? Now if only I could find a use for all those matches!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I haven't done enough stitching on any of the wips to bother taking new pics but I did manage to make my first biscornu. It was pretty quick and easy and I already have the supplies set out for at least two more! I got the patterns from here.

I don't really like this one as much as I thought I would so it'll probably end up being a gift. Seems like most the stuff I make is for gifts anyways! This one was done on 14count but I'm going to try some 18count for the next two. I also see myself establishing a button jar.