Christmas bookmarks and a little owl

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Late last night I finished the snowman from Vervaco. They were easy to cross stitch. I know it’s barely autumn, but as soon as I got them I wanted to stitch them. I stitched the Santa first.

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This morning I finished crocheting a little owl! It’s about 7 or 8 cm, a few inches. I haven’t measured it, but that’s what it says on the box. This owl I have crocheted during the last two lessons of the knit and crochet class that I take on Monday evenings. I almost finished it at class yesterday. So I just made the beak and the ’eye fluff’ today and a little more stitches on the wings. A few more pics.

The box contains almost everything you need (not needles or scissors). I have finished a fox and a sloth in the same series. And I have a dragon and an elephant in the series to do later.

Well, I guess I will try to finish another unfinished project next. 🙂

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Feather bookmarks

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I did not realize it was so long since I last posted! Oops! But now I’m back!

Crafting was really slow during summer and there were times when I did not craft at all for weeks! Only recently have I started cross stitching and crocheting again.

The feather bookmarks from Vervaco were done a while ago, but I didn’t post them before. I forgot the password too, so I had to reset it today!

I did make some Harry Potter bookmarks too. But since I am not able to find one of them, and I am in a bit of hurry, I’ll look for the missing bookmark later.

I have started crocheting a winter scarf. I think I’m about 40 % done.

In September the knit and crochet café will start again on Mondays. And later in the year I will take a class in needle felting (if there is enough who signs up for the class).

So things are starting to get back to normal after a hiatus during summer. Check back here soon or follow me so you won’t miss new posts!

Wild animal bookmarks and more

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I finally finished these bookmarks! I struggled with the little cat below the rhino. So many different colors. Three stitches here, two there and lots of cutting the yarn and moving to a new location and changing color and looking closely at the chart. There is actually two stitches that went wrong! They should be swapped! But I am not going to say where the mistake was made, because it doesn’t affect the result. 😉 I prefer stitching larger areas of the same color, as in the background. I don’t know if it is a leopard or a cheetah or some other large cat in Africa, but I think he is cute! My favorite is the lion, though. They are Vervaco bookmarks.

Here is a card I made for my niece’s baptizing, June 1st. 🙂 I forgot to take a picture of it, but I had mum send me pictures a few days later when she visited the family. I am the niece’s god mother, by the way. Her name is Ellen. She is so cute, around two and a half  months now. It seems the dark purple on the front page is not glued properly. I have never managed to find a glue stick that is good. They always make the paper wrinkly and unstick the pieces after a while. But I hope the mother will keep the cards safe somewhere. And after all, it is the thought that counts.

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Also, my aunt asked for three wasp nests for my cousin. I made all three nests on Saturday and then I made the wasps on Sunday. The nests are filled with shredded paper from a news paper.

Next I will probably cross stitch some small pictures. I do have several bookmark kits waiting, but I want to do something else before starting the next bookmarks.

 

Owl bookmarks and Red Ted crafts

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I finished these bookmarks a few days ago. First the one to the left, then the one to the right. From the company Permin. They are a bit larger than most of the other bookmarks. 112 x 30 squares vs 102 x 27 squares.

Tonight I made some Red Ted Art crafts. 🙂

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The little teddy bear is the new mascot for Red Ted Art (Maggie has a blog, Youtube channel, a book etc). So I made a corner bookmark and a regular bookmark and a bear bookmark with tassel.

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I will link to her Youtube channel where there are instructions for the two bookmarks. You can click on the video for the tassel bookmark, and there you will find a link to her blog with free printable templates (three bears and three logos per paper).

She made the tassel with yarn, I made it with embroidery thread. On the other side of the tassel bookmark is the Red Ted Art logo that I cut out (as I wrote, there are three bears and three logos on each paper you print out; I just wanted to make one tassel bookmark, so the two others were extra) and made it into a simple bookmark. I punched out some circles with the scrap pieces of paper used for the corner bookmark. She often punch out little circles for rosy cheeks etc.) After I took the photo I covered the red bookmark with book plastic. The corner bookmarks I don’t cover with book plastic and I store them in an other box (not the same boxes as my regular bookmarks).

I do want to make more Red Ted Art bookmarks. I just have a few. I will try to make some more in the coming days/weeks. But they never turn out as good as the ones in the videos. 🙂 That’s okay, though. You still see what it is supposed to look like. She has many years of experience.

Puppy bookmarks

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I finished the one with flowers today. I am not a dog expert, but I think these are a dalmatian and a jack russell terrier. I might be wrong.

They were quite easy to cross stitch. No back stitches at all! From Vervaco as many of my bookmarks.

I have been working hard on another project, but finishing it is difficult, and a bit boring. I hope I can finish it next week so I can show a picture.

I am also knitting socks, but I don’t like the irregular pattern the yarn makes. Haven’t knitted for a few weeks now and the first sock isn’t even finished yet. So I do have some unfinished things I should try to get done over the weekend or next week. I’ll show pictures later.

Off topic, I became an aunt for the fifth time on Monday morning at 8.29 am. My brother’s wife gave birth, via C-section, to a healthy baby girl. 😀 She is now five days. I visited her yesterday afternoon. They were sent home from hospital in the morning yesterday. Very cute little girl! She has an 8 year old big brother.

Squirrel/bunny bookmarks

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Finished the squirrel bookmark today! 🙂 The bunny bookmark was finished actually weeks ago. I had finished that and started on the other. But then I got the bird pictures and made them first, before I continued with the squirrel bookmark.

The animals were a bit tricky to cross stitch with many shades of browns. And in the pattern the browns where all different kinds of circles. The squirrel tail I struggled with.

They are from Vervaco. Many of my cross stitched bookmarks are from there, but I order them from another site.

The blue background is with one strand only, rest of cross stitches with two strands.

And I realized I haven’t posted this yet:

I did finish them February 11th (when I last posted). But I forgot to post a picture of the socks. Blue and pink yarn.

What I got in the mail today

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I wanted to show you what I ordered online from Adlibris (online company) and received today (had to go pick it up from a store).

First, from YouTuber Moriah Elizabeth, her two Create This Book(s). 🙂 I love watching her videos, especially the ones about these books. She has made only three videos about the second book so far.

I can not draw! That’s a fact! But I will try my very best and work hard on them. They will never look as good as Moriah’s, but I hope I will learn new techniques and improve my drawing, just a little bit, if not more.

I think you are allowed to show pictures of what you have drawn. I have seen many pictures online. I might not show you everything, but may be something.

The other book is called The Super Duper, Gigantic Bookmarks Coloring Book. By Alex Man. More than 360 bookmarks to color, cut out and, in my case, cover with book plastic. On the back cover are three bookmarks to cut out.

So yes, it was great to finally receive these and I will have plenty to do in them.

Now I will hurry to the knit- and crochet café. Not sure yet what to do tonight, but we’ll see.