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....and now for the big finish!

Hey all (who read this anyway). I don't know if anybody has been wondering about my progress novel wise at the present time, but I thought I would mention it. I've been feeling a little lacklustre lately, which has been reflected in my writing (or lack thereof) It's easy to lose faith in yourself, and oh so hard to get it back sometimes. Anyway, I digress.

First thing, let's get the decluttering out of the way. Here is the other half of what was my Funko collection.








Admittedly I was a little naughty, buying myself a few new items.




How cool are these! Limited edition, and both working items, not just decorative (the pendulum even swings on Cogsworth) Perfect to go with my completed cross stitch. They actually arrived the day I completed it. Kismet.









That's right, another resolution completed. This has taken me about a year (not solid because of the two months off in between) but it has really been worth it. I will admit there are some negatives about this stitch. The thread tangles a little too easily but the main issue I have is with the pattern itself. The french knot colour shades did not match the colours on the colour key chart, and having some of the codes in black made them really hard to find, not to mention the fact that some of the french knots were on the edge of a page, making them really easy to overlook.

I've had a bit of trouble inspiration wise regarding the latest Beadhaul box (so not just with the writing, sometimes when you are depressed it hits that creative side of you) , but I have managed to use two of the acrylic circles with some beads in my stash to make a couple of elasticated bracelets.



I will be cutting the edges off once the knots have dried.

Finally, I made a tag using the G45 voyage beyond the sea papers.



I decided to play it simple for this tag, letting the papers speak for themselves as it were. I used paper to back the whole tag, then cut some gears out of cardboard, embossing them with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder and some distress embossing powder in a similar colour. I then cut out a phrase, a man on a fish (love the man on the fish) and mermaid, as well as a smaller phrase. After attaching them with foam pads I added a few flowers that had been sprayed with a few different colours and edged with bronze ink.

Anyway, week off soon and I'm going to plan the week out so I start being productive again. I have kept to the no zero days since I read about it, but sometimes I feel like what I am doing is never going to be enough. Not quantitatively, or qualitatively. We shall see.
Ems

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