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!

Cross stitched orchids

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Just a quick post to show these small orchid pictures that I cross stitched in just a few days. They are from the company Svarta fåret, the black sheep.

Same size as many of the other little pictures I have shown here. They are already on the wall. I have had the birds in handle cups (mugs) for quite some time now, but now I have the orchids.

I made the pink first, then the purple and last the yellow. I like the flower pots too that are light grey with a bit of black.

I think I will cross stitch some bookmarks next, but I haven’t decided which ones yet.

Socks and cross stitched pictures

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I have not been posting for awhile, but I will try to be more active! Here are three small cross stitched pictures that I have made recently. They are from the company Svarta Fåret (the black sheep).

I first finished the swan, then the cows. Yesterday the sheep was finished. I really like them.

Because they are horizontal rather than vertical, I could not put them on the wall where I have the other small cross stitch pictures. So I had to put them somewhere else on the wall. I still have the bird pictures up, but will replace them with a summer theme later.

And here are the latest socks, finished a while ago (April 16th).

These are the socks that was a U.F.O. for quite a long time, because I didn’t like the irregular pattern. I didn’t even bother trying to get the other pair the same.

They are not my favorites, but I have used them of course. Novita yarn, as most of my knitted socks.

Now I will cross stitch bookmarks and yes, another pair of socks! I have almost finished one sock. I will finish it today and start on the other one. I’d also like to knit something else, but we’ll see. 🙂

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.

Cross stitched birds

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Finished the middle one today (blue mug and yellow flowers). The first one to be finished some days ago was the one with white flowers. They are from the company Svarta Fåret (the black sheep).

I was looking for a winter theme to put on the wall after Christmas. But I was not able to find any on the site I use. So instead I got these birds that can be on the wall all year.

I don’t know what the birds are called or if they are supposed to look like real birds that exist.

Last, a picture of a little blue mouse I crocheted for the cat some week ago.

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It’s quite small. Don’t know what the cat thinks (it’s not her favorite), but sometimes she throws it in the air and chase it. I think I should have made it a brighter color, but at the time I just found the light blue. Didn’t want to make it with a yarn that is woolly. This is cotton, so the cat won’t get any fibers (fluff) in her mouth when she is playing.

I do have a few other projects going on. But I have been reading more this year, so I haven’t had time to craft so much.

So much yarn, so little time

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My latest cross stitching framed and ready! I finished the back stitching today and also bought the frame today. It was not included in the kit. I finished it in just a few weeks, I think. Not sure exactly when I started, though.

Here is the picture that came with the kit:

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Not sure what company made the kit, but may be you’ll get information from the picture.

Some things I did not like with this kit:

1) Compare the two pictures. In the second you can clearly see a difference between the shades of grey. But in reality the shades were very similar, so you can’t see the stripes of the cat as well as you can in the second picture.

2) There was way too little black thread in the kit! I ran out of black thread after I had cross stitched the eyes and back stitched the text. All the other back stitches are with black thread I found at home.

3) This was the first time I had to enlarge the pattern. For some reason the pattern was small and difficult to read.

4) As you can see from the picture below, you can’t read the text boxes about the different stitches. I don’t need to know how to make the different stitches, but a beginner might do.

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But, I still like it overall. I have to hang it on the wall. I have that saying about cat hair too that needs a space on my wall. I will try to decide where to put them.