I thought it might be time to introduce another craft onto my blog. I can't always knit and I find my blog posting schedule is suffering for it as I don't have much to show!
I adore cross stitching, I've only done a few hours worth in my life but the artwork is stunning. I can spend hours browsing other peoples handiwork!
I think I could look at making my own patterns in conjunction with my tattoo designs and artwork, it would be so much fun!
So here is my afternoon in pictures with an old cross stitch magazine and some free threads! I had to pop into town to get a tension ring and some needles as I'd lost everything but after that I settled down with some Downton Abbey!
I highly underestimated how useful my iPad would be when it came to digital magazines! I get the issues straight away, a couple of quid cheaper and I can follow all the cross stitch patterns on there! I was browing for inspiration while I stitched this tiny teapot.
This is around 2 hours in, seriously, I'm so slowwwww! But I adore the little squares and watching it grow colour by colour is addictive.
R.I.P kitty cross stitch. This was the first one I tried to do over a year ago and I think I was a little over ambitions. I still have around 15 colours from the kit that I haven't used and I've lost the pattern now, so I'll have to think of something else.
The pattern in the magazine, I got some lovely pastel coloured threads free with the magazine that work well with all the designs there.
Finished this evening! Sorry for the poor lighting but there wasn't much left at this point! The colours aren't quite right (check out that yellow!) but I didn't have them all in the free threads. Still think it looks okay though.
I'm officially addicted. If you know anyone who has a cross stitching blog that still updates, I'd love to read it!