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Finished Object: Bat Hoop

The problem with blogging is having to write the blog posts. I never know what to write; I'm not witty enough to write long, rambling descriptions of my life (and my life isn't that interesting to be honest)

Anyway, another quick post just to say I finished something.

This is the other part of the mugs and monsters swap... A cute little bat embroidery hoop.

I hate embroidery. I never know why I do it. It's slow, and it's fiddly and while the results usually look pretty good, I really don't have the patience for it.
This took me weeks, and it still didn't come out how I'd planned, because I decided to leave it as line art rather than shade it (a. for time and b. because I love the fabric)

The bat pattern is from Urban Threads, which is a dangerous website for someone who likes cute things, but hates embroidery. I own many patterns that I'm probably never going to stitch up. I'm just like that. The fabric is Cotton and Steel "Boo".

I did a q…

Finished Object: Hocus Pocus mug

Really quick and dirty project here... A halloween themed mug for the Mugs and Monsters swap on Instagram. I know this has been delivered, but I've not seen if my partner has actually opened the parcel. Oh well. Large black mug from the local cookware shop, ceramic paint and a toothbrush (and a normal paint brush to do the text) I love doing silhouette mugs like this, I think they look really cool. I did a Deep Space 9 one a few years ago, and that looked awesome.
Cut the pattern from paper, stick it to the mug using cheap and cheerful kiddie glue that doesn't actually stick very well. I mixed up some orange and some pale green paint, and used the toothbrush to splatter it on the mug. Wait for the paint to dry and peel off the template. Voila, a witch flying across the sky!
I free-handed the text because I couldn't make a stencil small enough. 

Bake it in the oven for half an hour to set the paint, and there you have it!

Finished Object: Wishmaker Shawl

I've got a bunch of short posts of stuff wot I 'ave finished recently to post, that have been sat with the photos prepped and nothing else for a while.
First off, is the Wishmaker Shawl, pattern number 5 from the Shawl Society season 2. This is the second of the shawls from this set that I've finished, and while I do like the pattern, I ruined it with poor yarn choices.

Finished Object: Gotta Catch 'em All bag

Beth's first ever custom order!

A guy at work plays Pokemon, and wanted a dice bag... voila... pokemon themed dicebag in two evenings!

Finish Along- Quarter 4

I had one whole finish in Quarter 3. It turns out walking 5 miles every day for 3 months (and extra on weekends) really takes a lot of time and energy.
I made progress on things, but I also had a couple of swaps on the go, and ended up working on random bits and pieces. I also opened up BlueberryBits on etsy, which desperately needs more stock!

I might add photos later, but I'm busy as fuck at the moment with work, so err, it's just a list...

1. Star Wars zip up tray pouch - oh my god I will do this! I swear! I mean I'll probably sell it, but I swear I will!
2. Teal ponte cardigan - it's been moved downstairs so I can actually cut it out.
3. Makers Tote - this is going to be an xmas gift so I REALLY need to get on with it!
4. Pink sparrow Heidi clutch - this is going on etsy, I just need to finish the bloody thing!
5. Hitchhiker take 2 - this is nearly done. It's just been shoved somewhere.
6. Unicorn embroidery pouch - this is pissing me off as the design has rubb…