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This week's task has not been completed, but has been started, so I am still counting it. The reason why it has not been finished is simple; after getting some bad news this week I did not feel inclined to complete it. The news has made me think though, of all the things that will remain unfinished after I am gone. The half completed cross stitches, the rough drafts of books. The craft projects I have still to do. Another reason to stop buying craft things, and be content with the things I have. Speaking of crafts...

This was made with a few of the newer things in my stash. I started with a tag, using a wood grain stencil and texture paste, before spraying with Lindy's sprays. Makes a fantastic background. I then stamped and coloured a circus elephant, added a chit chat phrase, and then cut out some 3D stars.

 I wanted to do a Christmas display that was almost like a window display. I had a spare 3D photo frame, so I covered the outside of it in a festive paper, then on the inside I added a load of ephemera and a festive tree.

As you can see the cross stitch is coming along nicely. There will be a delay in doing this, as I am going to alternate between this one and a new piece that is coming in. I know I said I wasn't going to buy any more, but this one is for a very special reason. Priority will go to the new one, although this one also has a deadline.

Something I wish I didn't have to make. A sympathy card. They are so hard to make as nothing seems enough to say to someone who has lost so much, especially when you also feel that loss. Still, I persevered. The design is simple, with a full moon backing a border of plants, and a sentiment stamp. On the inside I put a short poem I found online, as everything I tried to say seemed clunky.

an attempt to sew
A-line, mini, pencil, flare
made with cloth and thread

So after I made that cushion last week I dug out some material and started trying to follow a pattern to make a skirt. I am not very good at following patterns, but have cut out the pattern, and started sewing pieces together. I would say I am about halfway through. I have a lot of craft styles, but sewing is my mum's forte, not mine. I'm hoping to work on this though, especially to get my craft supply swindling a bit, and perhaps to have a new outfit when I am on my spending ban next year.

So that's it for this week. There probably will be a delay in the next post, for various reasons, but when I post again I will catch up on the week's I may have missed.



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