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June crafting

vintage embroidery supplies

So somehow we are half way through the year already. This is the sixth time I’m sitting down to hold myself accountable for my crafting over the month. This is a busy time of year and our diary feels full of end of term events – which is my excuse for not crafting much! Let’s see what kept me busy during the month of June.

June crafting

Both my children were awarded a few Scouts activity badges so I spent a happy hour stitching them on their uniforms. I also finished adding my daughter’s old Cubs badges to her badge blanket. It’s a really lovely souvenir of their Scouting activity and some of the places we visit as a family.

I’ve updated my little Etsy shop for the first time in a while. I sell vintage game pieces/crafting supplies and have a lot of stock, so it was fun to play around with my shop and I even made a sale!

This month I’ve been trying to stitch a block each evening towards my Liberty tumbling blocks. I’ve decided to make a cushion from these EPP blocks.

Liberty tumbler blocks

A few ago the Summer 2023 Craftpod subscription box landed and I immediately stitched the sunflower cross stitch. I’m not a huge fan of cross stitch but this was so easy and mindful to stitch, I really enjoyed it.

sunflower cross stitch Craftpod

I’ve talked about the Cotton Clara X Maptote embroidery hoop for months and it’s still going. I’m really not enjoying the process so I’m not sure if I should put it back in the cupboard or keep plugging away at it?  I was so excited when I saw the pattern but it’s just fiddly to stitch as some of the lines are thin and some are thick. I know I’ll love it when it’s finished, I’m just not sure I’m going to be able to finish it.

Cotton Clara X Maptote embroidery hoop

Anyway, I’ve bought myself a couple of cute craft kits which I’m waiting to arrive and start. I’m hoping these will help me pick up my needed in the evenings. Of course, I’m still watching Sewing Bee and enjoying all the creativity – are you watching the current series?

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    July 10, 2023 at 5:48 am

    I love your sunflowers! I really love the idea of cross stitching, it always looks so pretty.

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    July 10, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    These are gorgeous wow!!! I love the act of creating something, it is a huge stress reliever.

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      Unconventional Kira
      July 16, 2023 at 10:47 am

      I love the sunflower hun! . I really want to get my sewing machine back out but I keep telling myself I have no time

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    Monidipa Dutta
    July 10, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    It’s delightful to read about your June crafting adventures! Stitching badges and adding them to your children’s uniforms and badge blanket sounds like a meaningful and nostalgic activity. It’s great that you updated your Etsy shop and even made a sale. The Liberty tumbling blocks for your cushion project and the sunflower cross stitch from the Craftpod subscription box both sound lovely. It’s understandable that the Cotton Clara X Maptote embroidery hoop has been a bit challenging, but I hope you find the motivation to finish it. Your upcoming craft kits sound exciting, and I’m also enjoying watching Sewing Bee. Happy crafting!

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    Lavanda Michelle
    July 11, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Love it! The step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos make it easy to follow along and get inspired.

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    July 11, 2023 at 3:00 am

    I love that London cross stitch. I tried taking up knitting a couple of years ago. I knitted two scarves and have since given up. That was during the covid lockdowns. Now that they are over, I find that my writing is keeping me busy enough. Although I do the occasional jigsaw as a de-stressor.

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