This time last year, I was in full swing, and crafting lots. I bought a sewing machine, which I was loving using. I was teaching myself how to crochet and making brooches from vintage buttons. I had the craft bug well and truly. Then life happened, as it does, and the time each day just goes. Even my photography has taken a back seat, and I must admit, I was very envious of all of my fellow 365’s including my Dad who managed to complete the entire year.
I’m trying to make a concerted effort though, and starting from last week, I have been trying to find time away from the cleaning, the ironing and working in the evening to have just a little time to do the things I really love to do, even if it is just for 10 minutes. Before I was married I used to do tapestry and occasionally cross stitch, I definitely found that relaxing. In fact when each of my daughters was born, they each received a framed cross stitch with their birth details on, from my Aunt, which we really treasure!
There is on-line company, that sells everything that you could imagine cross stitch and tapestry like, called All Cross Stitch, guaranteed to help you get you in the crafty mood! I particularly love the samplers, as I think these make lovely projects, and have a vintage feel which I love. They offer free delivery of all UK orders and spend £35 and you receive £5 off your order! They have everything covered, right from if your are just starting out, up to much more adventurous projects for the more seasoned stitcher.
So, if you like me are looking to have some me time, switch off social media, and leave the cleaning for the morning. lets get our craft on. 😉