Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The 100 Day Project - A Rethink!

I've had to have a serious rethink about my #100daysofstitching. After several injuries in my twenties, I used to suffer terribly with tension in my neck, shoulders and back - and, unfortunately, after only a few attempts at hand embroidery, that tension returned and I was dreading the next session of stitching! There was no way that I could continue for #the100dayproject!

But, I do love to machine stitch - I use it a lot in my scrapbooking - so instead of embroidery, I'll continue my #100daysofstitching with my lovely machine. I'm intending to learn more about the stitches I don't use at the moment and maybe, just maybe, I'll do more than re-hemming!

If you have been struggling with #the100dayproject, consider rethinking those aims instead of lapsing entirely. It's okay to admit when something isn't working!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Toned Down April's Counterfeit Mini Kit

Here's a little look at the mini kit I made for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Their inspiration this month was full of the most amazing colour, but I knew I wouldn't be able to handle so much full on colour without the addition of some neutrals. 

So, my own kit has a base of white and kraft, and smaller touches of the bright colours in the inspiration kit! Making it work for me!

I've included a small selection of pretty patterned paper; some embellishments from Studio Calico and One Little Bird and a couple of my favourite washis. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The 100 Day Project: Stitching!

I've been a little bit daunted by the idea of #the100dayproject, but over the weekend I hauled out my embroidery threads, cords and silk ribbons; then took an entire afternoon to wind them all into bobbins. It was lovely, just sitting in my craft room; listening to music; and doing something with my hands!

Yesterday, as the #the100dayproject started, I took a little more time to sort them - and thus started my #100daysofstitching. You can see me sorting, over on my Instagram Feed (@obstinatepursuit)

And, today, I received this beautiful Butterfly and Flower Embroidery Kit (I treated myself!) and I can't wait to make a start. It's ridiculously pretty and I think it will keep me motivated!

Is anyone else taking part in #the100dayproject? I would love to follow along!