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Friday, 8 August 2014

Cross stitch crazy

Last weekend I went to Wales for a little break, typically it rained for 1.5 of the days, it wasn't just showers either it was massive downpours! My original plan had been to draw but i discovered that I don't like drawing in front of people and in a caravan you can't really get away from them!! On the first day we did manage a trip to a Garden Centre which had a craft section! That's when I saw the lovely Geisha cross stitch and i thought "Yes i want to do this".

I love cross stitch, I always have done but I never seem to manage to finish one.  Not a proper detailed one like this! My first cross stitch was in junior school and was a Christmas pudding place mat.  I've also completed a couple of children's ones including a dog like Lady from lady and the Tramp and various other animals.  This time I am determined i will finish this cross stitch!!

This is what I have so far! Not a lot to show for about 8 hours work but I'm very pleased with it! The day i finish this will be a good day! I haven't made many mistakes either, just the occasional stitch out of place when my eyes were going funny from looking at the chart all day! But I don't think you can tell!

I've almost finished Zooey the Zebra too! I have embroider a face on, which I'm honestly not sure about but I'm hoping it will look better when i put the mane on today! I'm very critical of my stuff though so maybe it actually does look OK :-P

She has a pink felt patch on each of her hooves and in her ears! I really like how this looks.  You'll be able to pick whatever colour you like if you buy one and I'm even hoping to start using pretty fabrics too!  If you are interested in anything I have knit then please don't hesitate to email ( or comment and we can try and work something out! Eventually these will all go in to my Etsy shop :-)

I've also started an online art class with Willowing at ning (I can't actually ring the address at the moment which is terrible but when i do i will add it!).  It is to draw a rainbow mermaid which is as delightful as it sounds.  I'm pretty rusty at sketching and stuff so i decided to just practise with the face for now!

This is what I have so far.  It's only in a little sketchbook at the moment because I'm just practising.  Whimsies are really cute with big head and exaggerated features which is why her eyes are so far apart and low down.  I will keep you up to date on my progress!!

That's it for today, I'm off to meet my auntie for a nice catch up, see you all soon!


  1. Hi Caz! All of your projects look amazing so far. Your cross stitch is wonderful and that zebra is going to be absolutely adorable! I learned how to cross stitch many years ago and should get my stuff out again and give it a try!!!! And I absolutely LOVE your sketch! Let me know how you like the class - it sounds awesome.

  2. Adorable face! Tam is a great teacher.

  3. Sounds as if you are having fun with both arts and crafts. I used to love doing cross stitch, it was very relaxing and the results were pretty. I love your zebra with his flowery feet. Good luck with your on-line class.

  4. I love the wonderful work you have done, I used to cross-stitch a lot too!

  5. 8 hours of work!!? Wow, you're good! It's looking great already, and I hope you manage to finish this one. Looking forward to seeing Zooey the Zebra again!

  6. SO sorry I have missed yor posts lately, I don't understand why I didn't get notification *sigh* Silly Blogger! Zooey is adorable and the cross stitch is so very neat. I used to do X-stitch too but even with my glasses I can't see those tiny wee holes anymore. I went to tapestry, but I missed the fine result we get from X-stitch. Hey-ho, at least I have my paper crafts. I love the look of your new face, I look forward to seeing her progress :D