Well what can i say? It's been a hard and very loooong week. I was ill at the beginning of last week with whatever it is that is going around everywhere atm. I'd fought for 3 weeks to not catch it and then woke up one morning to find that it had a different idea to me lol. I also struggled with dancing at college to the point where i worked myself up into a state. Why is it that we always worry about things so much that you can't see anything for the elephant in the room (always wanted to use that phrase, i love it lol). Fortunately i have great parents and a brilliant partner who sorted things out for me so i now have a new attack when it comes to dancing. It also helps that i'm more flexible now and can touch my knees with my nose... just in case they might smell =D I did a few more cards whilst i was off ill. Always helps to distract me when i feel poo so the rabbit was locked out of the room once more (not long till i get my study!!!) to stop her eating the blanket wrapped around me and the card embellishments. She gets just as excited as me when it's card making time but i feel it's for different reasons.....
These are the only three cards i made. I made them as a rough idea of the kind of xmas cards i want to do. I have some embellishments for doing blue xmas cards as well so i will try them out at some point. I found with theses cards that it felt like something was missing and it took me ages to work it out. In one case it was just the addition of some gold swirls and changing it from landscape to portrait. Took about an hour to figure that out though lol!
I also finished 3 cross stitches this week. They're only small but it was nice to get some done.
This was a free kit off one of the cross stitching magazines i get. It took me ages to do it simply because most of the colours on the teddy are very a like. It made it really hard to know where i'd stitched and if i'd used the right colour. It only started to look good once i'd finished the backstitch which is when i decided i loved it lol. Its now going to be put in a little frame and hung on my 1st xmas tree in my flat when it gets round to that time of year.
These two were from mouseloft stitchlets range. I love doing them because they're so cute and they barely take anytime. I sent the mouse one to my grannymudder (grandma to normal people) because she's been unwell recently so i wanted her to know i was thinking of her. The japanese house i did just because i had some time to kill. Not sure what to do with it yet. They were my last two that i had from this range though so it means on saturday i'll have to make a trip to my craft shop to get some more in......such a shame lol.
I'm not sure what to start stitching next out of my kit box. I know i'm going to stitch a card for my cousin who just had twins and i want to start some halloween stitching but i need to wait till i can get to my craft shop to get in the threads i need. I'm not sure whether to start on the policeman (a present for my dad shhhh), Eeyore, a pressie for my mum (dont ask me what it is mum, i know you read this, you wont find me mentioning it on here lol) or a sarah kay design called the first kiss. Any help would be greatly received.
I hope everyone is ok and your lives are all going well. Until next time xxxxx