Three small pictures


I finished these three cross stitched pictures a few days ago and today I attached the frames and nailed them to the wall. 🙂 They are just next to the door to my bedroom. They are from the previously mentioned Svarta Fåret company (the black sheep).

Here are larger pictures:


I finished this one first. Two little birds on a branch.


The cats were the next to be finished.


Finally I made the sheep picture. Of the three, this is my favorite. I love the little sheep with a big smile on his face! 😀

It was hard putting them into the frames. I struggled to get them somewhat evenly. The fabric is glued to the inner frame on the back side.

I will probably get some more mini pictures to change with the season or when I want to look at some other pictures. Christmas themed in December, maybe something else in the autumn.


Winter town bookmarks


It’s been awhile since I finished some crafts, but tonight I finished the pair of winter town bookmarks. The one to the left (blue border) some days ago and the other late tonight.

They are Vervaco, as most of my cross stitched bookmarks. This time there was too little of the dark yellow. It was enough for the yellow border and a few more stitches on the other bookmark. So I had to go to a crafts store and asked the man selling there if he had the correct shade of yellow thread. He did have it. Also the white was just enough to finish both bookmarks. A very short piece was left, not even worth saving! It went in the trash can with other small pieces of thread.

The second one was easier to cross stitch. I actually made both the blue and the yellow borders first, before continuing with the blue bookmark. There’s a white inner border without stitches, but apart from that the whole area was stitched.

Almost midnight. I watched an ice hockey game (which ended in my country’s team being sent home from the world championships) 😦 Oh well, better luck next year!

I had a day off from work today, and tomorrow too. So I had/have plenty of time to do crafts. 🙂


The other flower bookmark


I have now finished the matching bookmark to the one in a previous post. I cross stitched a whole lot yesterday and today.

I took part in a sewing class which was from 6 pm to 9 pm yesterday and from 10 am to 4 pm today, with a little lunch break. (You could sew, knit, crochet etc.) I cross stitched late last night and early in the morning too.

I finished it around 3 pm, so I had one more hour to do something. I started knitting a purple bird, but didn’t like how the yarn turned out to be when knitted. It was the same yarn as the Amineko cat. So I will rip up all that I knitted and start over with another yarn. I only made about 15 rounds, so it doesn’t take long to start over. But not today! I want to relax and read a book. I think there will be an ice hockey game to watch on TV tonight.

Here are both bookmarks together, in case you forgot what the other one looked like:


They are beautiful, but difficult to cross stitch, especially the second one. And I didn’t like the pattern, how they would use + for one shade of yellow and x for the other yellow. It was hard to tell the difference the way they were drawn. Same with the red/pink shades which were different types of arrows. Many times it was easier to look at the color picture of the ready bookmarks, even if the photo was quite small.

Keyring strap


This was a free kit with Cross Stitcher magazine 330 (May 2018). I made it tonight.

I did not quite understand how to attach the strip of soft leather like material to the key ring. So I improvised a little. I also added a little bit of glue, but there was no mention of glue in the magazine.

I might attach it to a bag when travelling.

I’m watching an ice hockey game on TV now. I might continue cross stitching the bookmark while I watch the end of the game.

Flower bookmark


Here is a flower bookmark (Vervaco) that I finished a few days ago. I decided to post it now, because I make very slow progress on the matching bookmark. And I am no where near finishing the other project I am working on. I have to go to work now. I will continue crafting tonight.


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.