Saturday, 6 December 2008

where's sophie at?

Well you may have noticed I've been missing. The reason is that I've got a WIP that has left me absolutely exhausted:

It might not look like much to you yet but I'm sure that when it's finished it will be the most perfect thing I've ever made! Yep I'm 15 weeks pregnant and until recently had been feeling pretty rotten which is why I've not been about much lately. Luckily my energy levels are starting to pick up (I no longer have to be in bed by 8 o'clock) and I've started to craft again. So between eating lots of ice cream and having strange emotional outbursts whilst slobbing in front of the telly here is what I've made:

The bag is a subversive cross stitch pattern although I've changed the colours- I used the waste canvas method. The penguin is going to be an Xmas card and the pattern was a freebie from Andrea Zuill's blog
It's great to be stitching again- I've missed it so much (although I have to admit there were a few days when I was feeling so sick and had to finish stuff for the tea towel tour where I was cursing the day I'd decided to take up embroidery a hobby!). I'm now working on two other totes before I try and finish some of my long list of works in progress. I'm also sketching some ideas for a magpie embroidery which will be the first thing I've done for a while based on my own design. Oh and maybe some cutesy baby crafts will start making an appearance... well hopefully not too cutesy, I promise not to go all pastel coloured on you ;)


  1. Oh Sophie! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! Your new crafts are really cute, love the penguin!

  2. Congrats!!!

    That is one WIP that will leave you exhausted many a times in the coming years, but is so, so very worth it. (My WIP is now 10 yrs old and he hasn't exhausted me in at least 6 years, truth be told.)

    I, too, love the penguin. It's on my "craft for self" list =)

    Glenda (aka ~Glenda at Craftster)

  3. OMG!! SOPHIE!!! happy preggers! I was wondering what happened to you

  4. congratulations, sophie!!! <3


  5. CONGRADS!!!!!!!

  6. Thanks everyone- I'm very excited about it all, I'm sure the 'bump' will make regular appearances in my posts from now on!

  7. yay i love seeing the bump get bigger and bigger.. hehe.. so adorable.. congrats again!

  8. YAY!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!


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