Thursday, 11 February 2010

Before Scrapping

Before scrapping and before card making I used to do a lot of cross stitching and this is something that I started over 5 years ago. I am not into mythical creatures or anthing like that I simply chose this pattern because it was complex, large and challenging and I knew it would be a huge project to see me through a few years (I'd done a large project previously that had taken 4 years and was a bell hanging based on 5 tiles from the Victoria and Albert museum and was all in shades of blues and greens!)

As you can see there is so little left to do, just a bit of the cliffs in the background and some backstitching (outlining) so I really should just bite the bullet and get on with it!! I don't know what I will do with it when its complete lol.

Another cross stitch project I have on the go is one of Jessica's face when she was a baby. I bought a software package that turns a photo into a pattern, I will photo that soon and show you as its really interesting to see what it looks like stitched.

Back to scrapping, I decided to take a break from scrapping as everything was turning samey samey, I told myself I wouldn't sit down and create until I had thought of something that was original or different to do. I had that thought in bed last night whilst trying to sleep and so I have been scrapping today (Yay!) Its not finished yet though so I can't show you.

Hope you're all happy and busy creating!!


  1. Yes, I cross stitched before scrapbooking too and have some unfinished projects! Nothing as grand as your dragon though.

    Looking forward to seeing your LO, send some creativity my way

  2. Wow, that cross stitched project looks great! Always good to take a break from scrapping when you feel scraped out! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


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