Paint, and covered in glitter

Firstly, the small update about the cross stitching. I really haven’t done much this week. I know, I know! I’m falling behind schedule!  At least Flitwick is almost half done. Here’s what I’m working on for it now: Lately, though, I have been working on my clay creations. If you didn’t read the weekly roundup from…

A little goes a long way

Okay, I admit I haven’t done much stitching this week. It’s been one of those ‘do as little as possible now to avoid burnout later’ kind of weeks. That said, I’ve done most of page one on Flitwick. It’s working up pretty fast so far. I’m a little surprised his hair took a little less…

People who cause depression

I won’t go into full details here, but let’s talk about people who cause or exacerbate depression.   I said before that my home life isn’t good, and that I wanted to get away from it. It’s because I have a mentally abusive family. Sure, sometimes they’re nice. Sometimes they’re even pleasant. Mostly they like…

Crafting with depression

I am a crafter. I have depression. The two mix a lot. In a way, they also don’t mix. I’ll give you an example. Two days ago, I started a new pattern. It’s something that would normally take me 4 hours at most to stitch up. It’s really quick and small but with this recent bad…

Can I get this finished today?

I’ve been working on Evening in The Shire so much this week that I really only have a few hours’ worth of work left on it. The bottom right corner is the only area that needs back stitching now, and I’m excited to finish it. I’m aiming to get it done before tonight’s new episode…

Of Ravens and Vampires

Firstly, I started and then finished a project last week! It’s one of the patterns from Sue Hillis’ ‘Dark Shadows’ booklet. I will be doing the other 5 on the same fabric (Fabrics by LJ in the color Chocolate Cherry) that StitchingLis so graciously sent me. Check her out on youtube! Here’s what I have: Of…

Almost there

I’m almost finished with a new project! This one is Witchy Woman Apothecary by Foxwood Crossings. If you know my etsy shop, you’ll know why I had to get this one! It’s stitched on Swamp Monster 14 count aida (sold in my shop!) with some basic purple variegated thread, and a Unicorn Tail thread in…

So much metallic!

Hey guys! Happy New Year!    With so many projects to work on this year, I’ve started one new small one, but I’ve mostly been working on Firefly Fairies. There’s so much metallic in it! I’m finally at the bottom of Merryweather’s dress and I swear it’s half metallic thread lol. Here’s the picture: I…

And now for another round of backstitching

That’s right! I’ve finished all the cross stitching on Garfield, and only the top layer of backstitching is left! I’m thinking of turning this one into a pillow. What do you guys think? Would it make a good small pillow?   In other stitchy progress, I worked on Merryweather a bit more. Progress is picking up…

Fight the Fairies!

I mean. . . Return of the Fairies! I finished last week’s project:   You know I’m glad to finished with that.   So I started to work on Firefly Fairies again: And because I could, I started a new project! It’s Garfield! The patterns suggests to backstitch everything before you cross stitch, and then back…