a bit of this, that & the other (sept)

My time is often spent flitting from one crafting project to another, simply because I can.  So today, a little mish mash of photos of what’s taking shape.

A dolphin cross stitch design, kit by Royal Paris.  I don’t pick this up very often therefore progress is slow, but there’s no hurry.

A new crochet project.  I was going to jump in and start hooking a third doll, but after a rummage in my yarn stash, I came across a couple of sunglass-worthy coloured yarn that I’d bought in a local discount store a couple of years ago.  A quick flick through my big pile of crochet books and I found a pattern that tickled my fancy.  I’m not going to tell you what I’m making just yet . . . it will become more obvious the more body parts I make.  Let’s just say that shocking pink isn’t the colour one would expect, but I reckon the finished design will be very cute!

I’ve begun a new diamond painting project.  Working in various shades of blues & teals . . . overall picture will look like this.

Again, there’s no rush to have this finished.  It’s just a new hobby I discovered recently, and I enjoy putting in a few hours from time to time.

For those of you wondering how the husband is getting on with the mirror . . .

He has begun cleaning up the back (while still debating about how to repair the stucco on the mirror side).  Took out these short planks and discovered

This, stamped on the back of the mirror.  So, his original guess of approx 1870 was out.  Stamp reads 1897, 31st March, Paris.  Renovation work continues.

11 thoughts on “a bit of this, that & the other (sept)

  1. I love a mish mash. That bright pink crochet will be amazing. Congrats on finding a date stamp, the reno mirror will be a wonderful accessory to the “ManCave” or Shed if you dont want it inside the house

  2. That mixture is a good idea – stops you getting bored or bogged down! Finding the date and maker stamp on the mirror makes it really interesting.

  3. You are enjoying a lovely variety there Claire, I anticipate the reveal on the latest crochet! The mirror project is fascinating, do keep us posted on the story as it unfolds…how neat to have the date stamped on the back!

  4. Great to find the stamp on the back, reminded me of when we moved an old bureau which was my grandparents, the original price was still chalked on the back! Love the dolphin alphabet, it’s a bit different 🙂

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