Friday, 15 February 2013

Craft Aspirations

I would love to be a crafty person, there is nothing I like more than admiring talented people’s lovely things on Instagram and blogs. (link me if you fit in to either of these, I want to find some new uns)

I have so many good intentions, supplies and works in progress but just never seem to find the time or motivation to sit down and get cracking. This year I am determined to make some time to just relax and pick up a project.

I received all of these lovely books for Christmas this year (people know me so well!). I love all things Cath Kidston and I could spend hours browsing in the shop, however my boyfriend commented that he “didn’t get it.. it’s just granny flowers”.

Cath Kidston – Patch
Cath Kidston – Make
Cath Kidston – Knitting

These are a few of the projects I’d like to complete this year:

 One hobby that I have been picking up and putting down for a long time is cross stitching. I remember my mum would make cross stitch patterns on cereal boxes that I would spend rainy days doing. I have recently discovered etsy and CrossStitcher magazine for some wonderful, cheap and easy patterns. These are a few of my favourites:

I think these would all look lovely displayed in hoops with some nice ribbon. Designs from here

Think I need this scottie one to match my dog! from here 

& these are the CrossStitcher designs  I am planning on doing over the next couple of months

& my most recently completed work. I’m holding out for an ikea trip so I can get a better frame.

Has anyone else got a million unfinished projects or are you good at completing?
& please send some more crafty blog recommendations


  1. Hahaha, 'granny flowers'! I used to cross stitch years and years ago :) The dog one is very cute! Good luck with your craftyness, I hope you keep us updated! xx

  2. I wish I was more crafty too! I can't knit/ sew or anything like that. The only thing I'm allright at and like doing is making (basic) jewellery
    Daniella x

  3. hiya
    I love CK too and bougth their sewing kits, check tem out here :)

  4. Thanks for the comment, now following you =)
    This book is fab, I wish I was better at crafting I'm totally useless xx

  5. Hello again! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! :) xx

  6. I'm constantly trying to finish my scrapbook but life always seems to get in the way! It is nice to have a crafty project though, yours looks lovely :)

    Love the blog

    B x

  7. I wish I had time to be more crafty. I do love a bit of cross stitch and knitting. They're both quite therapeutic, until they go wrong. I've bought so many issues of cross stitcher magazine, with good intentions to make the pretty designs. Haven't made any yet :P

    Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

    1. Haha I have about 10 cross stitcher magazine & I've only done a couple of projects from them. Whoops!
      I also have an full Pinterest inspiration board..

  8. I have all the ck books bar the knitting one, and I actually havent made anything past the projects that come free! oops. I love all the patterns you found! I love xstitcher for patterns and inspiration! Hence, why I have literally 100s of WIPs!! It makes me so cross,so im tryinnnng to finish more, but birthdays keep coming up etc! xxx

  9. Lovely post. I adore craft books.

  10. This post in particular I love - Cath Kidston is amazing! I've nominated you for a liebster award over on my blog as yours is a really nice one so check it out and enjoy!