As the song from Gilmore Girls says “So welcome to my little corner of the world”. It’s all about me and my crafting – focusing around my love for stitching and sewing along with anything else that catches my eye. So welcome, grab a coffee and happy reading.

Monday, 8 October 2012

I'm still here!

Hi Everyone,

Not much to tell as I'm still crafting like mad for the Christmas box. I've completly finished my little bonus bag, where the participants can take a little item from me as a thank you for taking part. I've also managed 6 items for the main box with 3 in progress and a further one to make up. I had planned for Friday to be a sewing machine day as I have two things that need finishing off on the machine, But alas due to the fact boy was redecorating the bathroom last night in a most unpleasant way, I've had to swap my days at work this week. Luckily I have a very good boss, so I'll be working Friday now and squeezing my machining in over the weekend. Here's a little glimpse of a patchwork project I've been working on

I don't normally craft this early for Christmas but I'm enjoying it and it doesn't feel like I am doing Christmas crafts. I will be starting on the family and friends after this as some of the things i've stitched for the box I'd like to stitch for friends too or at least variants of. At least I know if I can make them in a couple of weeks I hopefully can replicate that for the next batch. I have the 3 christmas stocking to make that my friend commissioned me too do too. I hate choosing fabric for other people when you don't know what they like exactly.

I find it hard to craft with Doris Mcfancypants around (AKA my 2 yr old) so Friday I blitzed my craft area and gave it a good sort out. As you can see it was long overdue.

And after...

I even sorted out all my threads as they were scattered here, there and everywhere. Hubby has offered to complete my set for me for my birthday which is 5 weeks today so I gave the list of threads I need (only 150!) I'm not sure I fancy bobbinating all those though! I have about 30 to do in the box already.

I picked up a couple of nice books in The Works last week too. There are a few nice projects using different felt techniques.

Lastly a welcome to my new followers Emmy Lou and Jo. Lovely to have you on board! I'm up to 43 now which is so exciting. I shall have a giveaway at 50 followers. My next post will be an update on my 101/1001 as I'm sure things have happened that I've not blogged about. Don't forget the 500th comment gets a mystery prize too. I'm one 472 now as I needed to take out the comments I've made in reply. I'm thinking in 4 or 5 posts time we'll hit it.

Have a good week and thanks for reading. xxx


  1. have a lovely week deary..
    happy stitching xxx

  2. Love the colours you're using on your patchwork project! Envious too of your stash/craft stuff, so much of it ☺

  3. I'd like to see what the outcome is for those patchwork pieces. I go to the works for recipe books but I've never thought of looking for craft ones there.

  4. Wow, a whole craft corner! Feeling slightly jealous :-)

  5. Ooh I like the look of your Christmas hexagons! Can't wait to see what you make with them. Very tidy there in the craft corner, well done! The books look great- The Works is great for craft books I find :-) Looking forward to the Christmas box, really must get making things for it!!

  6. Love your crafty corner Kerry. Can you come and sort my threads like that please!^_^Lovely new patchwork project.

  7. Hi November Baby! If you send me your address I'll send you a stitched card in time. Thanks for helping me complete the whole year of birthdays.
    Also, if hubby is bulk buying DMC he needs this website:

    £16 for 50 skeins,
    £31 for 100, £56 for 200

    They are really good and very cheap! That price even includes the low numbered variegated although not the 4000 series. Not sure why!


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. :-)