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Declutter and stitch update

My keyboard isn't working well today, so this will be a short one. First of all, the decluttering. Not pictured is a bank card because, well just because!



Chocolate moulds. Bought these to do Disney style goody bags a while ago and they haven't been used since. Bin.

Lollipop moulds. Same as above, except I don't think I ever used them.

A cat bed. Absolutely pointless buying it, as they didn't use it as a bed, but as a scratching post. Unfortunately it was damaged too much so we had to throw it away.

No 7 shower cream. Bought as part of a christmas set. Shower gel seems to be the only thing I can get through on a regular basis - body creams last forever. This was ok, not worth the hype. Ran out, so bin.

A collection of buttons for clothes that I got rid of a long time ago. Bin.

A pack of earrings. Bought as I thought it would be good to have some earrings that co-ordinated with clothes but I'm not very good at co-ordinating outfits let alone accessories. Also they tended to make my ears itch, so bin.

Next onto the stitching. I've been working on the Beauty and the Beast stitch, finishing one page of the back stitch. One thing I wish I had done before I started it is photocopying it, as where I have used highlighters to mark off the cross stitches I am having trouble seeing the back stitch.




I have made something else but I'm entering it into a challenge so it will be in the next post.
Ems

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