Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Crafty Beginnings - WIP Wednesday

Well I do LOVE making STUFF.  It could be Kid Stuff, Christmas stuff, general felt stuff, whatever really.  Admittedly I have a rather large stash of fabric & a much smaller stash of yarn.  I also have a small box of felt and a little bit of paper.

I knit badly & can not yet crochet but I'm hoping to do something about that this year.  No promises mind you.

My fabric stash is large because I just can't bare to part with it.  Hmmm, that's not entirely true.  I can't bare to CUT IT!  It is all so pretty.  Sometimes I spend HOURS perusing Facebook pages thinking to myself "Oh I could make that!".  Honeslty I could (or at least try with the help of a tutorial or two) but I just seem to spend sooo much time on facebook sticky beaking & being inspired that I don't ACTUALLY get anything done. THUS, I have decided that having some accountability (to myself), in the form of a special page for you to look at, will help ME to get my game on, so to speak.  I have NO idea what is involved with all these swaps that I read about on other crafty blogs & I really don't know whether I could commit to it BUT, maybe that's what I need.  Anyway, baby steps for now.  I'll be accountable to you & I for now, and no one else.

I have seen pages post this type of info on a Wednesday as "WIP Wednesday".  One that comes to mind is by Kat, here. OK, so perhaps mine won't be quite so FULL of wonderfully creative, busy, bright, beautiful stuff, but still, I think you get the picture.

I'm PLANNING to participate in a pillowcase challenge with Little Toot Creations, but more on that next week.

Today is however a Wednesday (though very late in the day & kinda past my bed time) but here we are... Two projects I've been working on!

This is something I'm working on for Miss Pants to take to pre school.  She needs a hand towel. Obviously it needs her name on it so I thought rather than write it with big black texta I'd stitch it to a piece of cloth I had in my scrap bag & then blanket stitch it to the hand towel.

Now this... This has certainly been a work in progress.  I began this 18point (is that right cross stitchers?? It's 18 something) counted cross stitch NINE years ago. Yep, nine years ago, when I was pregnant with my first boy, Mr Magoo, my Mother in law gave it to me as a gift.  It had the clock mechanism when she gave it to me but over time it disappeared.  I did a little more of it with my second pregnancy, Master H, but didn't touch it with the third, Miss Pants (must have known she was a girl).  Well I found it again whilst pregnant with Little H and I "hooked in" to get it finished!  I had a little extra time on my hands late in this pregnancy when I spent a few weeks in hospital.  It's amazing how much you can do when you are basically bed ridden in another city. Lol.  It's pretty late at night for me so the photo quality is BAD.  My Mum got me a new clock mechanism for Christmas but it STILL isn't in place.  I need to get a frame so I can get to it & put it all together.  Someday before Little H moves out of home would be good. Lol. 

Hopefully next week I'll have a couple of finished shots (taken in better light) to show you.

Bye for now, K


  1. Oh - I just read a post about me! big beautiful stash that is petrified of scissors or (although less frequent these days) - sewing disaster that forces you to burn/shred/eat the beautiful fabric to hide the evidence. : S

    1. I don't think we're the only ones Anne. Lol