I’ve opened an Etsy Shop called I Dream of Crafts! At the moment it’s a bit sparse and it’s still a work in progress while I get the hang of it, but I will be adding new items soon and will also make custom orders, so check it out!
I have also recently discovered the awesomeness that is cross stitch, which came to through a random handmade Christmas idea I had a few weeks ago.
During my internet research I came across Subversive Cross Stitch, which has loads of free resources and tutorials and an inspiring Flickr group. If you’re sensitive about language, it’s probably not for you; there is a lot of cursing. I probably wouldn’t make a lot of the stuff on the website or in the book mainly because of the language, but I appreciate it. I think you need something in-your-face to break cross stitch’s old granny hobby reputation. I also love that the abrasive language is decorated with hearts, flowers and bunnies.
So, after finding inspiration from the Subversive Cross Stitch Flickr photos, I bought a small cross stitch pack from the craft store and was pleased to find that cross stitching is an amazingly easy hobby. This cross stitch is far from subversive, but I LOVE sea mammals!
This is a definite belated mention, but the lovely Creating brought paper and crayons so everyone could make hand turkeys this Thanksgiving. A definite success.
There will be plenty more finished projects after the holidays, so stay tuned!