So basically what I’ve been making over the past month and a bit is Morsbags. There’s a festival coming up, and I want a bundle to hand out to people. Also they’re fun to make. But I made a big overexcited post about that before.
One thing I have bought recently is a new Brinno timelapse camera. I had one, but it didn’t have the viewfinder so I got some fabulous footage of “not quite what I wanted”. I decided to test out the camera inside and out, and the inside one is… sewing Morsbags. You can watch it if you like, it’s just here.
That’s about it for now, I bought some more sheets at the op-shop this morning as I was running out of stash to sew up into bags. I’m off to cut some more bags. Addicted. Little bit addicted.
If you’re interested in the Morsbag idea, you should visit the website.
BAM! There it is! I actually finished the month this morning, so perhaps a little cheaty but you won’t know if I don’t tell.. you.. ah. Damn. Anyway! One more day under 10 and as you can see at the end there, Spring is starting to Spring upon us so I can relegate the lavender to the Granny Squares bucket now as I don’t think I’ll be needing it again this year.
So long now! I mean the scarf is long, not that I want you to leave. I’d like to think my stitches are more even and all that, but I think they’re probably not. The edges are a lot less wonky for August though.
Now, it’s been almost a month since my last post and you’re probably all “Is that all you’ve been up to Lyn? Slack much?” to which I say “Mean.” I’ve been working on a few bits and bobs, some of which will end up here when they’re finished, and also making two more Unicorns.
Twinsies! These are off to their new homes tomorrow. As before, the pattern is by Woolhalla and the felt is from Winterwood Toys.
Last, but not least, here’s my 1 Second Everyday video for August which (like July’s video) is included here because it’s got a lot of crafting in it. Because that’s what I do that’s interesting.
I will hopefully be back with stuff to talk about before the September installment of the scarf, but I make no promises.
Okay so the title of this post might seem person specific, but if you’re looking for a crash course (and I do mean crash course, I’m covering a lot in this post but by no means everything) in cross stitch, you can join in even if you’re not Mark. Mark is a friend of mine, not a made up person. Honest. You can read his Pop Culture blog over at Zwolanerd if you like.
Ready? Then let us get rolling. Cross Stitch is a form of needlework where the stitches form an X shape. You may have deduced this from the name of the technique. It’s a simple, effective form of needlework which allows the quick coverage of large areas as well as pleasing shading and detail work. The threads used tend to be slightly glossy which looks marvy.
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Hey you guys! I finally got to break out my lavender yarn because we’ve had a day under 10 degrees. I know, exciting!
We also had the warmest July day ever, or in 40 years, or something. That’s the green there, it was 24 degrees. Overall though, much like June – pretty blue from day one. And also the random row lengths are becoming a genuine feature.
July however is less flabby than June, so that’s something. I’m still happy with the colours, they’ve matched the temperatures well. I maybe should have used the darker blue for 10-14, but if you think I’m frogging it now you can.. go away. Insane person you are!
The other thing I’ve been doing this month is beta testing the 1 Second Everyday app on Android. Not technically crafty as such, but there’s a bit of crafting in it, so here’s July, one second per day.
I’ve also made a pincushion, but I’m not showing it to you because my blanket stitch is terrible