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2017 Goals – How did I do?

At the start of the year I wrote a post about my goals for the year. All of them. From my craft goals, to blogging, to reading, to Spanish, to my etsy shop. All of the things I planned to do this year. You can check it out here if you want to but I'm… Continue reading 2017 Goals – How did I do?

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25 Questions about me Tag

Okay so this is another tag, I seem to have done a few lately but in my defence they've all seemed really interesting. I got this one from Liz over at Travel In Retrospect. I seem to get all my tags from her blog she has the best ones! 1. What is your middle name?… Continue reading 25 Questions about me Tag

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Cross Stitch Update

Cross stich update time. Last time I showed you how far is gotten on my last pin cushion and said is have it finished to show you this time. Well, ta Da! Hufflepuff done. That all four houses (incidentally I've got all four patterns in a pack on offer right now). And here they all… Continue reading Cross Stitch Update

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Cross Stitch Update

I've made some progress on my Christmas cross stitch. Unfortunately I managed to add two stitches into the middle somehow so its now two stitches wider than my pattern.... I'm honestly not sure how I did that. And it hasn't ruined anything it just means I have to be very aware every time I start… Continue reading Cross Stitch Update

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Cross Stitching along to Christmas

Most of the time that I've spent stitching since the last update has been on a secret project that I can't share yet. But I did managed to completely finish the stitching on it which meant I had time to get a bit done on my main project this week in time to show you… Continue reading Cross Stitching along to Christmas

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Cross Stitching Along

It's been three weeks since my last cross stitch update which means another post for the stitchalong. Time just flies sometimes but I did manage to get a lot done since last time. I finished the Gryffindor pin cushion that I shared with you last time. Here it is all finished up. The design is… Continue reading Cross Stitching Along

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Top Ten Recommendations for Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure

Top ten Tuesdays are hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, this weeks topic is top ten recommendations for...(anything you want) I've decided to do middle grade fantasy/adventure but with a twist, so the first three I'm sharing with you are books that I have read the rest however are books on my to… Continue reading Top Ten Recommendations for Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure

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Cross Stitch Progress (SAL)

I finally managed to unpick all of the backstitching on my Peter pan quote and can show you a proper picture of the finish. Here it is framed and hooped. I'm pretty proud of the fact I designed that and as always for any patterns I make it's available in my etsy shop as a… Continue reading Cross Stitch Progress (SAL)

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Cross Stitch Update

First off I want to say thanks for all of the advice I got on my last cross stitch update. I've given a few of the ideas a go since then but I have to say it hasn't gone well. I tried back stitching in brown like a couple of you suggested, then green as… Continue reading Cross Stitch Update