Progress: Cut out shapes from felt.
I had to go and buy more buttons and fabric to make the flower decorations, and I know I probably could have made use of what I have already but wanted to get something new. With such a busy Christmas I have only just recently managed to get to the market (which is only open on Fridays and Saturdays) to get all the pieces I need. So my friends and family will just have to wait a little longer for their presents, it's the thought counts right??
Progress: De-canvased the wooden frames.
The staples were almost impossible to get out and even with pliers took ages. I'm ashamed to admit it but I did this whilst I was still ill and later that night I thought my illness had got worse and I was developing a rash all over my hands it wasn't until the next day I realised it was just blisters from the pliers whoops lol! They really are quite sore!!
Progress: Currently learning to knit.
Before letting myself loose on the posh expensive wool I decided it would be a good idea to actually learn how to knit so took some wool I had left over from a previous project and just started knitting. I soon realised its a little more complicated than I thought, but my Mum was really helpful and I managed to do a sample piece learning the different stitches. There are a few dropped stitches and holes and some how I gained 3 extra by the end but for a first attempt after years I think I did pretty well, and it was really all I had energy for this week.
So I'm plodding along at a slow rate, but I have hundreds of new ideas from my new favourite website pinterest. Which is a fabulous virtual pinboard where you can post collections of things you love from all over the web. It is the best place to find new blogs that have similar interests to you and is just a fountain of new ideas!! I have added my name to the waiting list as they are still testing in beta, I hope to get a login soon and start making my own collections!!