So this year has been one of the busiest I have ever seen. Work has been mental and I have already achieved the usually number of quotes and sales that I would achieve in a year and we still have just under 6 months to go. That doesn’t mean that I have been sitting still though. I have managed to achieve several projects and have more on the go, just not managed to blog them. I promise to rectify this and will attempt to do weekly updates on what ever I am up to.
So what have I been up to? I have achieved several more of the cut out arts that I was doing at the start of the year.
I made these 2 for me 🙂
They now hang in our games room with the Tiki that was made previously.
I then made these 2 for my boss and his wife. They have the same birthday and he is of Dutch descent and she is a natural born Australian.
Then I made these 2 for my cousin when she moved in with her man
I then made the hook and the friendship symbol (above right) again for my brother on his birthday.
Last, but not least, I made this one for my other boss.
This was heaps bigger than the others and I hand dyed a piece of calico to get the ombre colour I wanted. It was my first ever real attempt at this and I was stoked with the result apart from the accidentally colouring of the carpet also. Little pink dots everywhere but they have all disappeared which is fantastic 🙂 also added a bit of paint work with the kitchen sponge and that turned out pretty awesome too 🙂
Then there was my knitting.
Turns out I really enjoy knitting 🙂 I am currently working on my stripey blanket with stripe #2
And am also teaching myself lots of different techniques with blanket #2 which is basically knitted patchwork. Every square is a different knit
Some of these may require a redo as they all need to be the same size but I’m having fun so what the heck 🙂
I have also just bought a beautiful merino cashmere blend that I am about to start knitting my first ever jersey with. I am going to need some serious luck for this one as I still really have no idea what I am doing.
Then we have my stitching projects.
Tash’s birthday has come and gone so this is for either Christmas if I get my A into G, or her birthday next year.
The sweatshirt was the most god awful thing I have ever stitched and when I present this I hope it is still living so I can set fire too it. This was a new level of confetti hell that I had never been to before and really hope never to visit again. Normal stitching is about 100 stitches an hour. This was maybe 20-30 and took weeks. I really really really hate that sweatshirt.
And last but not least is Cross My Heart for my sister. I have just moved the hoop so there is not much to see but I have started page 3.
She looks fabulous and I love stitching this one 🙂
So that’s where I am at currently. We have a mid-winter Christmas coming up that everyone has to bring a handmade gift to and I am really looking forward to that. This weekend I may put together my gift 🙂 I have also decided to make a driftwood Christmas tree as I can’t be arsed getting the big one out for the one night. Hmmmmm wonder what that’s going to look like 😉
Till next time xxx