Monday 30 December 2019

My crafting plans for the year ahead

It's the time of year when I start to make my plans for the year ahead, and those plans include the crafting projects that I want to work on and complete. I've got a long list of craft projects in progress at the moment, so I've decided that each month I'm going to concentrate on one project, and with any luck I'll complete it during the month.

So my first project for January is going to be finishing this cross stitch piece. I only started it a few weeks ago, so it's not been hanging around for ages, but I have owned the pattern for quite a while!

Heart cross stitch by Awesome Pattern Studio

The design is Heart from Awesome Pattern Studio, and I bought it on Etsy for what I thought was a very reasonable price - at the time of writing £3.79. The centre of the design is a white heart containing the word 'Love', which is framed by a border of colourful butterflies. It appeals to me because of the cheerful bright colours, and the fact that it should be easy to frame in an embroidery hoop once completed. I have lots of odds and ends of embroidery silks in my stash, so I'm hoping to complete it without needing to buy any more. It might mean that some of the colours don't match up exactly to the original, but it should be close enough!

If I put my mind to it I should definitely be able to complete it by the end of January.

I have my project for February lined up already. It's a paint by numbers seaside scene, which I bought using some birthday Hobbycraft vouchers. I fancied having a go at some painting, and thought that a paint by numbers kit would be a good way to practice my brush skills. I made a pretty good start on it back in November, and then it got put away as the house filled up with Christmas bits. I'm looking forward to having it completed!

Paint by numbers sea scene in progress

Stay tuned, and hopefully this time next year I'll have twelve completed projects to share!

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