It’s been a busy summer so far, but I have still managed to fit in the things I love to do. Over the weekend I picked up this little beauty from my local needlework shop, Stitches N Things, where I had her framed by Juanita, at Way Cool Mats:
I love her! The frame is perfect for her. She is Blossom Collector by Nora Corbett. I stitched her on a One of A Kind fabric from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics, 16ct Aida. And she is even up on the wall in my craft room, along with Queen Anne’s Lace.
I can’t wait to see what Pixie I will do next…I have lots of wall space. I have been purchasing fabrics from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics for all of the pixies I want to do. Just look at all the beauties:
I have 2 more that arrived since this photo and 3 more on the way. All but 2 of the fabrics have plans to have something stitched on them. Just love her fabrics and can’t wait to see what pixie will get my attention next. But it won’t be before I finish Aphrodite. Here is my progress on her:
The shell seems to be taking me forever! I did some major stitching on it yesterday but it still seems far from finishing. But I am determined to finish her before switching to another project or starting a new one. Once I get past the shell, I am hoping going upwards will be much faster.
And since a few of you have asked to see some of my stamped creations, here is one of the make N take cards I had at my Stampin’ Up! Open House a couple of weekends ago.
So that is what I have been up to lately. What is taking up your time these days?
So my new Craft Room is pretty much finished. I still have things to move in and some organizing to do, but I have a new room! Here is a before picture of my sons room before we had it painted:
And here it is after the walls were prepped and patched and painted:
My husband worked very hard putting all of my furniture together and set up. My first desk went in on move in day on Feb 7. And then the rest of the furniture arrived and started going in. My space kept getting smaller and smaller and I realized that everything I wanted to put in this room was not going to fit. But that’s ok. It’s going to be wonderful.
My other desk went in but when we opened the carton with the corner piece, it was shattered, so we had to wait for a replacement. And it came rather quickly and the decorating began!
I just love it! I have even created in it already. It is not finished. I am still waiting on some organizational shelving and I still have drawers and cubby’s to fill. But last week I injured my back-first last Monday night and then again Tuesday, bringing in boxes of furniture the UPS guy delivered. It was the worst back pain I have ever had and I have had a few. It’s still not 100%, but getting better a little bit everyday. I am hoping to get back in my new room tomorrow and fill up a few drawers 😉
I couldn’t even stitch last week, but in the last few nights I have put a few stitches into Nora Corbett’s Queen Anne’s Lace. She is so sweet and will be the first thing I hang in my new craft room when I get her finished and framed. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Carmel Macchiato, a hand dyed fabric by Stephanie. Here is my progress on her:
Once I get the metallic pink portion of the right wings finished, I will have to put her down until the rest of the supplies I have ordered for her come in. I have had the silk thread and the rest of the beads on order for 2 weeks or so. She must be a very popular design. She is so sweet and I cannot wait to get her finished.
I worked on some knitting while my back was hurting, but I guess I couldn’t concentrate as I had to rip out many times and re-work. I hope to work on it a bit more this week and then I will post a picture.
So, while I was moving into a new craft room and nursing a hurt back, what have you been up to?