Getting Crafty: Finally Finishing

I have a tendency to flit around between different crafts and never quite seem to finish any of my works-in-progress. At the beginning of this year I decided I would finally finish all those craft projects I had started but hadn’t gotten around to finishing and wouldn’t be able to start any new projects until they’re all finished. I thought I’d show you two of my finished projects and one of my in-progress projects.

Cross Stitch

This cross stitch I actually started early this year for a friend’s birthday.  It didn’t take too long to do, but it turned out beautifully. I got this pattern from ThuHaDesign on Etsy.

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Knitting

This is actually the first knitting project I’ve ever finished. There was quite a learning curve to this project considering I had no idea what I was doing. However, I think the scarf turned out very nicely. I still need to block the scarf to stop it from rolling over itself so much, but all-in-all I think it was a great first project. Though it took me a month an a half longer to finish than I originally planned, I learned some lessons about proper yarn weight and needle size that I will carry forward onto my next projects.

 

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Work-In-Progress

My current work-in-progress is actually quite a fun project, but it got a little out of hand. I’ve been working on a Dragon’s Egg. It takes a bit of time to paint all the scales and properly place them, but it looks super awesome. This project got a little out of hand because the example I looked at didn’t specify a size for the egg, so I went to the craft store and got what I thought was the correct size. Boy was I wrong. The egg I got was basically twice the size of the sample project in the picture, so technically I would have been already finished this project if I had gotten the correct size. Alas, I am still prepping more scales for the project, but it shouldn’t be too long before this project is completed as well.

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Getting Crafty: Cross Stitch Update

So last year I made a post all about my foray into cross stitch and indicated I was working on a bigger project. Well, last month I finally finished it. I had been working on the Slytherin crest for my sister’s birthday. Though it took me almost a year and three months to complete, I finally did it!

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The whole piece is quite large. The cross stitched area is about 14″x17″. While I loved doing this piece, I’m going to give myself this December to relax and do some other crafting projects before I start on my next cross stitch piece.

And for those of you who want to know, I got the pattern from The Leaky Cauldron website.

Getting Crafty

For the past few months I’ve been trying out a new hobby. I have become completely enamoured with cross stitch. My mum tried to get me into cross stitch when I was younger, but I was never motivated to ever start anything. Something must have happened in those 14 years, because I find the craft so enjoyable and relaxing now. I managed to complete my first little cross stitch earlier last week (pictured below) and have a large piece in the works at the moment.

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I got the pattern for my cross stitch from SewHappyCrossStitch on Etsy. If any of you are interested in getting started with cross stitch I suggest checking out Bothy Threads or cherrylanedesigns on YouTube for instructions for beginners. Hopefully this inspires you to try something new. Who knows? You might find your new favourite hobby.