Easter cards

It’s midnight but I thought I’d write this now. I can’t sleep. I have a bad cold and a horrible cough.

These are three Easter cards. I started with the one to the right, then the one in the middle. Tonight I finished the one to the left. These are from a company called Svarta Fåret (which is Swedish for The Black Sheep).

The cross stitch kit had all you needed for these cards, including white cards and white envelopes.

I didn’t glue or tape the pictures to the cards yet. I just put them loosely inside. I need to cut them a little. Maybe I need to iron too.

My favorite is the one in the middle, with the hammock. But they are all cute in their own way.

I’ll work on some knitting tomorrow (well, actually today, as it is past midnight…)

Just had a terrible cough attack. I could hardly catch my breath. I’m drinking lots of water and have cough medicine too. Will try to get a little sleep now. Probably by sitting in bed. Can’t lay down.


Amineko for my cat


This is an Amineko cat that I finished tonight! 😀 The pattern is found in a book by Nekoyama, called ”Hello, my name is Amineko: The story of a Crafty Crochet Cat”. This is what the book looks like:


Years ago I crocheted an Amineko. When I got my cat, Miss Nelson (or just Nelson), I gave it to her. She is now 10 months and the crocheted cat looks really old and beaten up. It has lost its eyes and mouth. At the time, I filled the Amineko with raw rice, because it said so in the book. I don’t know how many times we have found rice on the floor. This time I filled with cotton only (but not all parts are filled).

I am sure Nelson will like her new friend even more in the future. She must get used to it now. She has already played a little with the new toy. Here are a few more pictures of the crocheted cat, including the old one, which was brown.


Sitting on my sofa.


On my mat, with Nelson’s paw. 😃


The new and the old. Same yarn, only different colors.

In the future I want to make an Amineko for me, in another yarn. But now I will continue cross stitching what I started before making this cat toy. 🙂

Colorful cat bookmarks


I love my colorful cat bookmarks! 😃 I finished the one to the right today. Vervaco as usual.

I will probably crochet or do something else before starting to cross stitch the next pair of bookmarks.


Miss Nelson bookmarks


As it is Valentine today, I thought I would make a couple of bookmarks with my cat. I love her with all my heart! ❤️

I am not good at writing or drawing or cutting. So the bookmarks may look a bit childish. But I didn’t find any templates of hearts. Sure on the internet, but I didn’t want to do that this time. And after all, it’s the thought that counts. And the process of doing something. The end result doesn’t have to be as perfect as in magazines etc.

Well, I just started cross stitching another Vervaco bookmark! You’ll see some day!


Seaside bookmarks


Finally had time to finish the light house bookmark from Vervaco. It’s late in the evening and I need to sleep. But I wanted to finish the bookmark. The beach house bookmark was finished some days ago, but I like to show the matching bookmarks at the same time.

My favorite parts are the blue and red at the top and bottom. I also like the pale blue sky.

A few days ago I made some more sticker bookmarks. But they still need book plastic. I am not going to post them here, because I have so many of them. When I do other kinds of bookmarks I will post pictures.


Sticker bookmarks


Tonight I made some sticker bookmarks. I have a lot of those in my collection!

From the grocery store down the street (well, it’s up a low hill), I got five sheets of stickers. This first sheet had butterflies, flowers, ladybugs and bees.


These are from another sheet of stickers. Faeries, mushrooms etc.


Here are mostly flowers and a few butterflies.


Can’t get enough of cute colorful owls! 🙂


Finally, a sheet of stickers with princesses, dragons, knights, unicorns etc.

The bookmarks are made from A6 cardstock, cut in half. I already have A6s cut in half, so I didn’t cut the cardstock tonight. I covered all the bookmarks in book plastic.

The sticker sheets were quite large, so I have plenty of these same types of stickers. But I will use them for letters, postcards etc.

I have been cross stitching on a bookmark, of course. But it will take a while to make both of the matching pair.

On the weekend I hope I will have time for some other types of crafts.


Maya the Bee bookmarks


I have now made these two bookmarks. Maya the Bee and her friend Willy. I finished backstitching Willy this morning. It’s a pale blue Aida fabric, so it looks like they are in the air. Vervaco again.

I watched Maya on TV as a child, but this is a more modern Maya. She looked different when I watched her on TV.

Here is a link to a YouTube video where Maya is born:
Maya the Bee

I have more bookmark kits to cross stitch, but I have not decided which one to make next. I have counted all my bookmarks. Now I have a total of 1419 bookmarks. A bit less than the 1500 I guessed first. But pretty close guess.