Papercraft

This Week In Crafts: Embossing (Or Not) Tulips

My Gemini doesn’t get out much. At present, its permanent home seems to be in its box. Mostly this is because I don’t have a space with accompanying plug sockets for it on the desk, or anywhere else in my craft room. So I mostly use my mini Aldi die cutting machine. But a recent… Continue reading This Week In Crafts: Embossing (Or Not) Tulips

Cross-stitch

Stitch By Stitch: The World Map Part 1

It took me a couple of weeks to pick the map up again, after the struggle with the blending filament. But I did. I managed to trick myself by saying I would “just” do the fish, and then that part of the globe would be done, back-stitching excepted. That seemed perfectly doable: a one-evening task.… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: The World Map Part 1

Papercraft

This Week in Crafts: Ducks and Swallows

I haven’t actually crocheted at all this month. There are occasional thoughts of coasters to go with the colourful tablecloths, but I haven’t made any. Yet. Probably there will be some at some point. Just not now. Instead, I’ve been playing with several bird stamps, and with the few Distress inks I have, to make… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Ducks and Swallows

Sewing

Fat Quarter Sewing: The Red Tablecloth

Having decided to make more Fat Quarter Tablecloths, and looked at my available fat quarters, naturally I needed to go shopping. I simply don’t have eight which would work well for a tablecloth. Very sad. Also naturally, when I went shopping, I ended up with a set which only required one from the stash. Oops.… Continue reading Fat Quarter Sewing: The Red Tablecloth

Cross-stitch

This Week in Crafts: Signs of Spring Card Kit

According to the language of flowers, snowdrops mean hope. A fitting sentiment for this time of year generally, and definitely for this year. Signs of Spring Card I don’t think I’ve seen any snowdrops out in the wild yet, though. I’ve had to content myself with the ones I make, first the die-cut ones last… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Signs of Spring Card Kit