WIP Finish – Josephine Dolls

I was able to check off two WIP projects off my list, these Josephine dolls I started making for the girls for Christmas and then abandoned. The pattern is a free pattern from Abby at While She Naps, and I had a ton of fun making these! Evie's favorite color is pink, so her doll has a pink dress and I just couldn't resist making it a hexagon dress. I absolutely love how it turned out. I embellished her doll with felt pom poms for the hair and buttons on the head and dress. I actually had made a bunch of wet felted balls awhile ago for garland and I happened to ... Read More

February TSNEM – Sashiko Embroidery

This month for TSNEM I tackled something I've been wanting to do for a year (almost exactly, I posted about it February 4 of last year!), sashiko. My mother-in-law got me a few of the sashiko kits and a couple colors of thread. I bought some more colors from TaDaa Studio Stitch on Etsy and decided to make a bit of a rainbow. Sashiko thread is cotton but it's thicker than DMC and it doesn't split into smaller strands. I did another little sashiko project and used 6 strands of DMC and it worked just fine. So if you want to try out sashiko but are put off by the ... Read More

WIP Finish! – Astronaut Cross Stitch

One of my 2015 goals is to finish some WIPs. I left it kind of open ended with no specific number, but when I went and made a list I realized just how many projects I have going on. I counted 15, but I'm sure there are a few others that I'm forgetting about. I set the loose goal of finishing one WIP a month, which I think is definitely realistic. I've already finished my first project of the year and I feel really silly that it was cast aside for so long. The last time I blogged about the Astronaut cross stitch flash card was in February of last year, so it's been ... Read More

2015 Goals

Here we are, 2015. I've been looking back at 2014 and thinking about what I want to accomplish this year. Try Something New Every Month I am really excited about taking part in Try Something New Every Month. I am going to use this as an opportunity to tackle some ideas that have been on my to do list for a long, long time. Use It or Lose It Laura from Bugs and Fishes posted about having a hard time decluttering craft supplies and I am the exact same way. It is so hard for me to get rid of craft supplies or things that could potentially be used as craft ... Read More

Try Something New Every Month in 2015

Last year I attempted to do a stitch a day and I barely made it to February before pretending I never started. So this year I wanted to try another year long project, but I was trying to come up with something that wasn't so easy to get behind on. Once I miss one (or five) days, I just immediately want to throw in the towel. I had been toying with the idea of doing something with learning new skills but I wasn't sure about the logistics. Every week seemed like it was going to be too difficult to sustain. Thankfully, Stephanie from Swoonson Says is putting together a ... Read More