Hopefully the image I have put in will link back to the info page *crosses fingers*
As this is the first post of the year, I need to introduce myself and my goals/projects. So here it goes.
I'm Bethan, 28 years old and I live in Cambridge with my husband. I teach Science (mainly Biology) to 11-18 year olds; so at some points of the year I go very quiet in blog world as teaching takes over weekends and evenings. Well the workload does anyway! There can be the occasional moan about how much I have to do, but usually I just go quiet when busy.
I love to cross-stitch, quilt, crochet, and am also branching out into sewing clothes. My mum sewed a lot as I grew up, and so did my big sister. I do tend to blame my big sister for most of my crafting - she taught me how to quilt and links me to lots of lovely fabric and crafts! I do think we're as bad as each other now though.
I have a really bad habit of buying lots of projects to do, but never quite finishing them all. I buy them faster than I complete them! I have picked a few as goals for this WIPocalypse, but I'm sure more will be added depending on need or inspiration.
The first is a Disney cross-stitch I am working on. It is based on artwork by Thomas Kinkade. The last one I did took 5 years to complete (eek). This one I'm 9 months in on. I'm not aiming to finish it, but I am aiming to make a big enough dent in it. For those who have seen earlier posts, I'm hoping I make enough of a dent for you to work out which one I'm working on!
The second is a very long running project. I have been 'making' a crochet doll and clothes for my friend's daughter for about 3 and a half years. I have been doing it for so long that the doll will now be for both her daughter and her son (whoops). But I only properly started crocheting it last year, hence the 'making' earlier. I intend to get this finished in the next month or so. As long as I stop deciding on more clothes to make!
The third is another in progress project. I have been making a Tilly and the Buttons Rosa shirt dress. The toile is all made, so I can now go ahead and make the dress properly out of the intended fabric! ('Scuse the mess in the background!)
Then we move onto projects not yet started! These will be a little quicker:
- A TATB Joni dress out of marvelous rainbow stretch fabric
- A Beauty and the Beast lap quilt
- A Peter Pan fleece backed quilt (can't seem to find any pictures of the material)
- A baby quilt for a work colleague (new to the list already!)
- A lap quilt (that I remembered I wanted to do whilst typing this post)
- A crochet jumper for myself (all the wool is ready to go!)
I'm hoping to at least clear parts of these projects and not get too distracted by others!