Papercraft

This Week in Crafts: The Autumn Squirrel

I was back to playing with the more autumnal stamps and colours this week, after the monochrome of last week’s elephant. This week, it’s a heat-embossed copper squirrel playing in the orange and red leaves of autumn. I did think about doing the squirrel in silver, since grey squirrels are more common than red ones,… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: The Autumn Squirrel

Sewing

Fat Quarter Sewing: The Purple Tablecloth

I’m getting to the end of my rainbow. After this one, I’ve just got the orange to go, since I don’t propose to separate the blue and purple into Blue, Indigo, Violet. Just one blue and one purple will do. It’s back to lots of flowers for the purple tablecloth. Suitable, given all the bee-friendly… Continue reading Fat Quarter Sewing: The Purple Tablecloth

Cross-stitch

Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner

Having done not much stitching last month, I’ve done considerably better this time. Even taking into account having to unpick a lot of gold and restitching it because I’d miscounted and couldn’t easily fudge a cover-up. I also changed my mind about what I was stitching. At present, I’m focusing on the outer border. I… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner

Cross-stitch

Stitch By Stitch: All the Sea-Creatures

After the success of February, and completing the Old World part of the map, I took a breather to do some smaller kits. And then had to do the whole “Just this sea-creature” thing all over again. It’s mostly worked, again. Sadly, there was no Ring Cycle on Radio 3 this time. Instead, I’ve been… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: All the Sea-Creatures