17.11.17

Long time no see

I have started this blog post quite a few times - it's actually quite a difficult post to write after having been gone from here for several months - and so much have happened.
I think I am going to do a short recap of what I have been up to, and then I can elaborate in future posts :)

The biggest event is my wedding. Shaun and I got married in September and afterwards we went on our honeymoon.
I will tell you loads more about that at some point, but not yet :)

I have finished a few projects since last time (I have also started new projects because, you know.... Confessed serial starter over here)

I have been to a book fair, where I bought loads of books that I am quite excited to tell you about!

This is the end of this very short blog post.

I'll see you soon!

x Michelle x

22.7.17

Happy birthday to me :D

29 years old. Today is my birthday :D

I want to use this occasion to look ahead at the next twelve months instead of looking back, and I want to set myself some goals that I hope to count on accomplishing within the next year:

Craft more
At the moment I play on my phone. A lot. That takes focus from two things: My crafting and my books.
I have an app, Forest, that helps me keep my focus off the phone, and I want to use it a lot more than I do today. I would like to use it for at least 30 minutes a day in my spare time, and by that keep my focus on other things than my phone games.
This includes crocheting, spinning, embroidering, sewing and reading.

Finish projects
I have a lot of yarn. I have a lot of embroidery thread. I have a lot of fabric. This past year where I have wanted to use that stash instead of buying new things didn't help. Somehow my stash has grown in that time... It's time to use all that gorgeous fibre! 
A lot of the yarn I have I know what I am going to use for. The rest I will come up with projects for. After all, I have plenty of patterns in books, magazines and online! :)

Sort my stash
Oh dear you say. I might even see a headshake. But no - it will happen! Right now my stash is split up into two places: My hpme and my parents' flat. All the stash will be moved to my place and then it all will be sorted and taken care of, so it is presentable. All my shash is in my living room, so I need it to be presentable - and it is not. It is one of my biggest goals to get everything up here sorted and nice.

Learn how to sew
I know how to use a sewing machine to make very simple projects. I would like to learn how to use it a bit more advanced and learn how to make little bags and expand on my knowledge of how it works. I would absolutely love to sew things and I hope the internet will be great for that!

Spin more
I got my lovely spinning wheel and I got my fibre stash. I would love to spin more than I do! I have quite a big fibre stash and it needs to be used :)

I have lots of goals, but I do believe that I can accomplish them. I just need to be stubborn and keep at it! :)

I hope you have a great weekend,

x Michelle x

8.7.17

Update! 30 for 30 crafting challenge and my wedding

Hi!

I know I have been very quiet here the last couple of months - I have been crocheting and embroidering, and if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen pictures there.

My 30for30crafing challenge haven't gone completely according to plan - I'm actually still doing it. I have so far uploaded 27 days worth of crafty pictures on Instagram, spread over both May, June and July. I am going to finish the challenge - in my tempo. Lucky for me there's only three days left!
I do think that I am going to do it again next year, and hopefully I will be a bit more focused.

What I've mostly focused on is my embroidery - Single Rose by Dimensions. I showed in my last blog post how far I was before I started the challenge, and I have made a lot of progress:


I'm still missing a bit of cross stitches, and then it is only backstitching to go. So I am not far from the finish line on this one!

I also felt like crocheting, and I do have a big huge project, I am working on. That's right - the Last Dance on the Beach-blanket hasn't been forgotten! I still need to make the fourth square of week one again (the sandy-coloured ones in the picture) because one of them is way too small.
I am almost done with week 2, as you can see I am only missing five rows of star stitches to do. It is not because it takes a long time to do a square, I just haven't gotten around to finish the fourth one yet.



Quite a lot of my time has gone with preprations for Shaun's and my wedding. We have finally sent out invitations after quite a few problems with them. Mainly it was Vistaprint, who couldn't get the PDF-file right, which was very annoying. Luckily Vester Kopi could do it, so we got some really nice invitations printed! My sister is the designer of our invitations, menues, table cards and thank you cards, and she is absolutely brilliant at it! I am sooo proud of the invitations we've sent out!

I am also in the middle of finding my wedding shoes, because I have a time at the tailor in the start of August. I have to have found my wedding shoes by then! Right now my choice is between a blue pair, a pale pink pair and a pair of glitter silver shoes. They are all so pretty! So now I have to try all three pairs with the dress and see which ones I want the most. I am happy to have found one pair of shoes (my shoe size is EUR 35/UK 2) and now I have to choose between three gorgeous pairs!

This was a little update from me. I hope I can update here a bit more often :)

x Michelle x

30.4.17

#30for30crafting

Hi there!

This year I have decided to participate in #30for30crafting, started by Jess at The Crafting Geek on Instagram (among other places). If you follow the link, you can have a look at what it's all about

I'm going to work on the embroidered rose for all of May for at least 30 minutes a day. I will post a progress picture a day on Instagram, and also show the progress here. I do hope to get quite far with the embroidery and make it a habit to craft a bit every day!

This is my starting point for the challenge.


I hope you will have a great week,

x Michelle x

22.3.17

WIP Wednesday: Single Rose

Today it's about embroidery. Pretty embroidery. Flowery embroidery!

I have made progress on the single rose. I have new projects I would love to start on, so I need to finish some of my current embroidery projects :) 


I have (as far as I can count) about 9 cross stitch projects on the go at the moment, some bigger than others. The Single Rose is one of the biggest. The amount of stitches and the complicated design has made it the one I am quite sure will be with me the longest. The smaller projects I have on the go are mostly still(!) in moving boxes. When I get them up, I've decided to finish them, so I can start on some of my new projects :)

Until next time,

x Michelle x