Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

Woo hoo, I finished (decided I had enough) of cross stitching on plastic canvas for my mum’s Christmas present.

Here is it before cutting them all out

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and then yesterday I cut them out and stuck on some magnetic strip. I’m not sure how well they’ll stick on, but it’s the best idea I’ve got really…

christmasmum8I am so glad that these things are finally done! Although I haven’t finished with the plastic canvas, as I’ve signed up for my first ever exchange- a Christmas tree decoration cross stitched one πŸ™‚ So that’ll have to be kept under wraps for now πŸ™‚ But if you fancy signing up, it’s being hosted by hookedonstitches.

I did manage to finish the OUAT square last weekend, and even did a bit more on the border.

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After last week’s clue, which I think makes it rather obvious, I’m not giving out any more clues this week (reminder to anyone who joined after I first mentioned it, but everyone who takes part will be entered into a draw to win some goodies after Christmas. See my post at the end of July for all the (incredibly technical, I know πŸ˜‰ ) information. Next week I will be telling you all which fairy tale this is based off, so last chance to guess πŸ™‚

Then I stopped working on this (I finished both the purple/red thread and the yellow/orange thread that I was using, so it seemed like a good place to stop, rather than start new thread) and carried on working on the Stained Glass thing I’m doing

pic6Looking at the picture, I’ve nearly reached the side of the piece, so I’m hoping to finish stitching it this weekend, as next weekend I’ve got a friend coming so I won’t get much done on this (but my first Cardiff sock might get finished).

So, going back to the Christmas presents: I now have to stitch a set of cards for a friend, and cross stitch some birds for a set of coasters for my aunt, who enjoys bird-watching.Β  I’m estimating that each of these will take a month to complete, so that’s October and November dealt with, and then I have December free, to do what I want πŸ™‚ Provided, of course, that I finish the Christmas tree decoration next week! It feels very nice (but a bit strange!) the idea that I’ll have finished Christmas presents *early*! Very unusual state of affairs!

 

 

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Comments on: "First Christmas Presents of the year sorted" (5)

  1. the tetris blocks are so colourful.. πŸ˜€ I’m sure your mom will be thrilled..
    isn’t it wonderful to be able to cross out some of the to-do list for Christmas.. πŸ˜‰

  2. I haven’t even started thinking about Christmas! You’re making me stressed out! But seriously, that looks super cute! I love it!

  3. yay! I bet it is a relief to finish the tetris blocks, they look awesome! I know so many people that would love those, as well as the bird coasters that sound like they will be lovely too. I need to get some of your present making enthusiasm! πŸ™‚

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