It’s half term, so it’s all a rush. Without too much gubbins I’ll share what I’ve been up to over the last few week.
Husband got a Valentine’s card, my Mum got a birthday card. Both quick, easy and fun to do yet very effective, I think. Inspired by The Messy Brunette and her post about Valentines.
I made a couple of doilies with the cheap Drops cotton I bought. Cheap for a reason. VERY splitty. But I wasn’t expecting it to be amazing at 80p a ball.
The first one is the better of the two but neither are great. Not dainty in the slightest and I think they’ll just get hidden away rather than used. I found a diagram pattern on pinterest that I used. And I only went and blocked something!! I usually try to avoid it but here, there was no escaping it this time.
I completed my hyacinth embroidery. I can’t find the time to do anything with the flowery embroidery things I’ve been doing. Maybe next week.
Crocheting instead of perservering with my knitting. I love crochet.
Buying cotton. I can go through so much embroidery thread. Hopefully this is the answer. Bought from Ebay for less than £25! 50 flippin balls!
It wasn’t in any kind of colour order so I’ve been playing with the way they live together.
I’m more excited than I should be about some cotton.
Look at the beautious bounty of awesomeness!
It was bought with Christmas money, I still got a mild telling off for buying more craft crap. It has nowhere to go.
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Wow! I love the colors of the threads. They’re so pleasing to the eye! Any idea what brand they are?
The colours are just fabulous! They’re Anchor. Size 8. Although I had no idea about the sizes it came in!
I absolutely love the craft crap you bought, what a bargain! Those colours just make me take a sharp intake of breath. If it makes you happy then he should be happy too. And I don’t think I could have resisted that yarn at 80p a ball either! X
They’re totally justified purchases! And they make me very happy!
So many colors!! Yarn and skeins or rolls in rainbow form make me happy ^^.
Those threads look good enough to eat. Totally yumm!!
I know!! I stare at them regularly.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of your thread is so beautiful!!! 😀 And I love your embroidery! You’re very talented
Thank you! I love all the thread too. Now I just have to break into the first one and ruin the newness!
So much thread, so many pretty, pretty colours! I’m jealous. Doesn’t matter what it is, I just love seeing colours like that xD
Definitely! They’ve not been put away yet so I keep catching a glimpse of all the colours on the sideboard.
All that thread, the palette… I am suffering thread envy!! It looks like enough to do a whole tapestry!! (Maybe that’s an idea *wink*). I also bought a lot of Drops Paris yarn because I was being cheap and the colours are actually really good. I also find it splitty too and was very disappointed. BUT I’d bought a Drops hook and somehow with that hook it does not split! Which brand of cotton yarn do you usually work with? All the other brands I tried weren’t any better. I thought it was just cotton yarn.
A drops hook?! Hmm, maybe I should try a different hook… But I think you’re right about cotton. I’ve used similar and they’ve all been splitty. Posh ones can be all silky and lovely (and mostly non splitty) but don’t have the same look. King Cole cotton soft is one I’ve used and DMC Natura is nice. Both are totally different from each other but both lovely.
Not gonna even try a tapestry! :p
What pretty cards. As for that cotton, I don’t even sew and I want some!
Thanks! There is so much love for that cotton!!
Oooh, so many pretty things! You really scored with that thread haul, what a bargain! And if you have any of your Drops cotton left, you could use it for knitting instead. It actually knits up quite nicely… I used to use it to make scarves for people who found animal fibres too tickly!
Thanks! I still haven’t used any. Good tip about the drops cotton. I hadn’t thought about that.