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I can’t believe it’s October already! It’s been a while, I have no excuse really. I’ve been suffering from a severe lack of motivation, but I did get some stitching underway this weekend, after merging two designs into one for the next square of the BIG PROJECT so hopefully things will get moving again! I’ve got a fairly quiet week ahead and plan to get at least 2 squares finished!
This month is a big one, because I also want to get my cards started, ideally to finish everything by the beginning of December! I do have a fairly good idea on the time, and shouldn’t have any problems getting everything done, (unless I get stitchers block again).
It hasn’t hit me this badly in a while, but it DOES happen to everyone!
Hope you are well!
Today concludes my summer feature bringing us to the end of my Summer Saturday Top 10‘s!
Every Saturday for the past Month, (as well as today) I have shared a Top 10 list of creative things from around the net!
This week is “Top Ten Free Crafty Blogs”…In my blogging journey I have stumbled across loads of blogs, and I wanted to use this opportunity to seek out some more! I didn’t want to let anyone know they were going to feature, so I had them bookmarked (and am now going to follow them!) So, here are some new blogs I have been checking out recently! I’d like to point out, I also check out blogs on Blogspot, because I don’t like the idea of missing out on great blogs just because of the platform they choose to use. So these are from both WordPress and Blogspot.
So without further ado and in no particular order, here are my Top Ten:
1: LulaBelle Handicrafts So much variety! Loads to love!
3: Emilies Scrapbook A great scrapbooking blog, with beautiful designs and lots of photos.
5: Chasing Cars Cards cards cards, so many beautiful cards!
6: Helen’s Creative Journal In her own words “…I CREATE STUFF….”.
7: You Sew Should… And you should, just check out the amazing Cross stitched jewellery!
8: Purple Stitching Beautiful stitching, knitting and beading!
I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already, it’s insane, I haven’t done much at all this week! Last night I wanted to do something quick and easy just to get back into things after being away, having not done any crafty stuff other than a tiny bit of stitching. It was then I rediscovered some puffy dinosaur stickers in my stash.
I remember being a big dinosaur fan around 7-10 years old, I think everyone goes through it (I was lucky the release of Jurassic Park was the perfect time for me, though I remember being terrified at the time, but that’s another story!) So the timelessness was why I picked the stickers up in the first place, but then I realised they were pretty small and didn’t really know what to do with them. So away in the drawer they went. Until last night, when I found them, and dug out my 3x3ins cards (from the Just a Little series) and I came up with these:
They’re a little rough around the edges, but I think they’re pretty cool. I had a bit of fun looking for relating sentiments, these were the least cringeworthy of the bunch! If you can think of any others do leave a comment, I have a few more stickers to use!
Other than all this, I’ve penned a to do list for the rest of the month, I will be starting on Christmas projects from the beginning of September, so want to get as much done as possible, including continuing the A-Z Book of Me, which hasn’t been forgotten honest!
Hope you’re having a great week!
I really enjoyed making this card, it’s so simple but I love the colours! It helps that I have some sort of obsession with bead strings on cards now, but hey, we’ve all got our “thing” right?
The great thing about these cards is they are so versatile, I really liked these coloured leaf beads (salvaged from a bracelet) and using them on a card seemed perfect. I added some turquoise beads between the leaves threaded on embroidery thread…
I have a couple of scraps of paper that I’ve doodled on (boredom is a wonderful thing) which I wanted to use instead of just throwing them away, and this just had a rainbow of dots around the edge, so I kept the central tag fairly simple. I added the string of beads and then a birthday sentiment.
The card is a bit lighter than this, but yet again it’s been cloudy (so much for summer here in the UK). All in all I’m really happy with this one.
Apologies to those of you who come for the stitching, I’ve taken it with me to Scotland, so expect some updates when I’m back :)
Hope you’re having a nice week. If you’re bored, do check out the Facebook Page and get chatting, you never know you could make some new friends and everything!