A Little Something

Good Evening πŸ™‚

Thank goodness its the weekend, it has been such a busy week here that I haven’t had much time for crafting but I’ve manage a little something.

I’ve made a start on one of the Kokeshi doll cards, she doesn’t look like much now but she’s only small so it shouldn’t take me too long to complete. πŸ™‚ I’veΒ also posted a little teaser image of the surprise cross stitching project I’m making at the moment. Shhhh if you know what the project is as I still want it to be a little surprise for you guys as well as the recipient of the gift. πŸ™‚ But its coming along nicely and should hopefully be finished soon. πŸ™‚

I have also chosen the wool I’m going to use to make the cushion cover, I love the rainbow affect it has but its not too much in your face as it has the black background. Need to have a little practice with it first though before I make a start on the cushion cover but I can’t wait to get started. πŸ™‚

I’m hoping to get quite a lot done project wise as I seem to have quite a few busy weekends coming up in the next month or so. I suppose I could always take my projects with me. xD

Hope you all have a good sunny weekend. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx

WIP And What Next?

Good Morning πŸ™‚

Wooo we’re half way through the week! Been a bit quiet on the crafting front due to the fact I finished the rose cross stitch and made it into its card. As I was looking through my crafting box, looking for the next small project to make, I came across some more freebie cross stitch card kits! I had forgotten all about these so it was a nice surprise to find them and it will help break up the secret project I’m working on as its quite a big piece. They should keep me going for the time being, I’ve made a start on the Kokeshi dolls, which roughly take five hours each!

As well as the card kits I also came across my butterfly cross that I had finished ages ago but I wasn’t too sure how to mount/ finish it off. And so to the internet I went to find some inspiration and I came across this blog sewingseed, who had the great idea of framing finished projects in hoops. It took a bit of adjusting to make sure it was centre in the hoop but I don’t think it looks too bad and I will definitely be using this idea a lot more in the future.

I’ve finished one section of my secret project but I still have a long way to go yet so no photos for the time being. It seems to be taking me slight longer than I had hoped to reach this far so I need to up my game if I’m to finish it in time for Christmas! I’m hoping this time next week I will have another section almost finished, I may be cheeky and post a picture of one of the sections to give you a little glimpse of it. But thats a maybe as I don’t want to ruin the surprise, got to keep you guys guessing. πŸ˜‰

IMG_6631I almost finished my first crochet piece, the sides are sewn together, it just needs a button and a little loop to fasten it closed. Sadly though I have run out of wool so I need to go to Hobbycraft and get some more as well as the wool I need to make a start on the cushion cover.

How are all your projects coming along? Managed to finish any and tick them off your list? Or are you like me and feel like the list is never ending? xD

Emz xxx

Rose WIP

Good evening πŸ™‚

Dunno about you but I’ve just about recovered and stopped melting from the heat wave that Britain had the beginning of the week. Due to the weather I haven’t done much this week as I have been too hot but I have been working on the small rose cross stitch. As you can see I’ve added some more pink so its starting to look more like a rose now. πŸ™‚

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It shouldn’t take me too long to finish it and with the weather being a bit cooler I can focus on my bigger projects. πŸ™‚ I haven’t touched my secret stitch at all this week and must get back to it if I’m going to finish it in time for Christmas!

Did you guys manage to work on any projects in the heat? Any tips on how to keep cool just in case we get another heat wave? xD Hope you all have a good remainder of the weekend. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx

Anyone For Tea?

Hello Again πŸ™‚

So as well as being busy with my cross stitching projects, I also made some candles over the weekend. πŸ™‚

I was out shopping with my mum where we saw some teacup candles and she suggested I give it a go so I did. πŸ™‚ I don’t think they turned out too bad for a first attempt, I did forget to top up the wax as it hardened but oh well, I’ll remember for next time. I found the teacups andΒ saucers at a car boot fair for such a good price, I’ll deffo be going back and scouting out more fairs so that I can make more cool and interesting candles. πŸ˜€ I didn’t do anything different to what I normal do when I make candles apart from using up left over wax. I had some Yankee candles that had finished but I had some wax left over so I remelted the wax and used that, which is great as they still smell like the Yankee candles!

As well as reusing old teacups I also made a candle out of a food jar, I loved the pattern on the outside of the jar so I didn’t want to throw it away. Not sure if you can tell from the photos but the jar has shells going around it, which would make sense seeing that it muscles in it. xD I of course washed the jar out a few times so that it didn’t smell and then again I reused some left over wax. πŸ™‚

I think I’m going to practice some more with using different jars and shapes to make candles and maybe also soap too. πŸ™‚ I would like to one day be good enough to consider giving them away as presents but we shall see.

Woooo its friday tomorrow! I hope you all have a good day tomorrow and a good weekend, lets hope this nice sunny weather stays for a while! πŸ˜€

Emz xxx

Secret Stitches And Teddy Bears

Good Evening πŸ™‚

Where has the past month and a half gone?! Its just flown by and the weather has been so nice and sunny, apart from one week where we had hail?! I have been super busy with all my projects though, you’ll be happy to here. πŸ™‚ And they haven’t just been cross stitching project either πŸ˜‰ watch out for another post.

Cross stitching wise I have been working on some smaller projects to take a break from the bigger ones. I finished off my dad’s Fathers day card and sent it off yesterday, just in time for Sunday. I’m super happy with how it turned out, stupidly I was really worried I would spell father wrong as I had to stick the letters individually but it doesn’t look too bad and its spelt right! πŸ™‚ The teddy bear is really cute but stitching and back stitching the white flowers on white Aida was a bit difficult. Now he’s finished I’m working on a rose card, not done much but you can sort of tell its meant to be a flower. πŸ™‚

Speaking of bears though I have done some more of Cookie Bear, one of the presents are finished and the second one is half way done. Just got to finish off that second present and then it’ll be back stitching time, which I do and don’t want to do but its got to be done. πŸ™‚

I’m also working on a secret project, which hopefully will be a Christmas present if I can finish it in time! Just giving you a little sneak peak of the materials to give you some idea of what its going to be like but this will be the only picture I will post of it incase the person its for sees my progress. When its finished and given away I shall post the finished result on here so you can see how it turned out. πŸ˜€

I have also been practicing my crochet skills and the picture below is my first finished piece. It’s finished in the way that I don’t need to crochet anymore but the sides need to be sewn together. I’m really happy I stuck to it as I have given up in the past but I was determined to keep going! Next in my crochet book is a cushion cover which uses treble crochet, which sounds hard but I’m going to give it a go!

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a very long time but I hope you all have been well and that your projects are coming along nicely. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx

Not The Profiler She Was Cracked Up To Be – Fanfiction

Hey Guys πŸ™‚

Who’s ready for another bank holiday weekend?! I know I am! I hope you all have a good weekend, relaxing and crafting. Just a little story that I wrote ages ago, but posting this and the one I posted a couple of weeks ago has helped me get the writing bug again which is good. πŸ™‚ No spoilers in this story, just a character who appears in the show from series two I believe.

Any mistakes are mine. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx


Title: Not The Profiler She Was Cracked Up To Be!

Summary:Β Lori starts to reflect on her value on the team. Oneshot!

Disclaimer:Β I don’t own Hawaii 5-o sadly :(, the ideas and characters belong to their respectful owners. No infringement intended.

Lori slowly walked up to Steve’s front door, not really believing that she was about to do this. After months of pushing away her feelings, today was the day she was going to tell Steve she had the biggest school girl crush on him and to see if he wanted to go out to dinner if he felt the same – God, she hoped so.

Taking a deep breath, Lori lifted her hand to knock on the door but stopped when there was a yelp followed by a splash and the sound of laughter coming from the back of the house. Frowning, she walked round to the back to find a dripping wet Danny standing waist deep in the sea, giving Steve a murderous look who was laughing his head off. Lori’s breath hitched when she saw Steve’s half naked body, also dripping with water, with his swimming trunks riding very low on his hips.

Distracted by the view of Steve, Lori missed Danny give Steve an evil smile and next thing she knew Danny was tackling Steve into the water. Lori couldn’t help but roll her eyes. They were acting like a couple of teenaged boys – next they’ll be wrestling in the sand. She was happy that Steve and Danny seemed to be closer than most partners, acting more like brothers than work colleagues but now was not the time. She really needed to speak to Steve alone and found herself once again wishing that Danny wasn’t here – He probably wouldn’t go quietly when she asked him to.

After about a minute, both Steve and Danny came up from the water, breathing heavily and standing only about an inch from each other. Getting ready to call out, Lori stopped when Steve wrapped his arms around Danny’s waist and Danny, although still ranting, wrapped his arms around Steve’s neck.

Her heart ached when she saw the love and affection written across Steve’s face when he bent down to capture Danny’s moving mouth in a kiss. Not wanting to watch anymore in fear that her heart would break, Lori turned away and walked to the front of the house before they noticed her.

How could she have been so stupid? No wonder their partnership worked. They didn’t see each other as brothers but as lovers. Lori had been too focused on her crush on Steve to notice this. How could she be a profiler for the team if she missed what was staring her right in the face?

Lori started to reflect on her value on the team, as she drove out of Steve’s drive: wondering if she was the profiler she was cracked up to be.

The Bunny Looks Like A Bunny – WIP

Good Evening πŸ™‚

How was your Easter weekends? Mine was great, I went home to my parent’s for it and had a bit of a crafting weekend. The Bunny cross stitch is finished and made into a card, he now looks like a bunny, not too sure about the French Knots but he’s already to be given away. πŸ™‚

My mum very nicely made me a little present while I was at home, she made me a crochet purse to hold my crochet needles in. I love the flower on the back, I think my mum is so clever, I need a bit more practice me thinks.

I have started a new crochet project though, I know it doesn’t look like much now, just a green rectangle but it will hopefully be an iPad cover. πŸ™‚ Also over the weekend I treated myself to some stitch markers and my mum bought me a row counter, both of which I am using already so I feel like a proper crocheter now. xD

So slowly but surely my projects are coming along but every time I finish one theres always another to start. Do you ever find that?

Oh well its the weekend tomorrow so plenty of time to work on my projects. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx

Snowflake And Bunny WIP

Good Evening Again πŸ™‚

Just a small update on my projects this week as I have been soooo busy with work but I have managed to finish off my snow flake ❄️ πŸ™‚ I think it looks great! The French Knots were a bit tricky as the design called for the use of six threads so it was a bit of a task to get it through the holes but I managed it. I also had a go at a new stitch, called a Rhodes Heart Stitch ❀️, which can be seen in the middle of the snowflake. I don’t think they look too bad seeing that I had never done this stitch before but I think I will be trying it again in another project. If anyone wants to have a go, this is the website I used to help me, its pretty good and it includes pictures so you know if you’re doing it right. πŸ™‚

Even though the bunny 🐰 is small, he seems to be taking longer than my other smaller projects but he’s getting there. He’s slowly starting to look like a bunny, got a couple more white stitches to put in and then I can start on the darker colours.

Just a small post tonight but hopefully next week I’ll have more to show you. πŸ™‚ I hope you all have a good Easter weekend whether you celebrate it, have a four day weekend or have to work it, I hope its a good one. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx

Not Forever – Fanfiction

Good Evening πŸ™‚

I have a few stories in the works at the moment but I feel like I’ve lost the writing bug so I thought that maybe posting a story may help me find it again. πŸ™‚ Plus I haven’t posted a story in a while so why not kill two birds with one stone? πŸ™‚ It’s quite a short story, there’s no spoilers, i just borrowed the characters. xD

Any mistakes made are mine as I haven’t had it proof read so sorry about that, hope you enjoy. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx


Title:Β Not Forever

Summary: ‘People may think the reason Steve and Danny didn’t get along at first was because of Steve stealing Danny’s case. But they’re wrong. People may think them meeting in the garage was the first time. But they’re wrong.’ Oneshot!

Disclaimer:Β I don’t own Hawaii 5-o sadly :(, the ideas and characters belong to their respectful owners. No infringement intended.

‘People may think the reason Steve and Danny didn’t get along at first was because of Steve stealing Danny’s case. But they’re wrong. People may think them meeting in the garage was the first time. But they’re wrong.’

Steve looked around their new headquarters, it was only him and Danny – the cousins had left after finishing their third beers. He didn’t know how he was feeling; it had been a long time since he last saw Danny. He was still handsome, still short tempered and a loud mouth, still managed to talk with his hands but Steve couldn’t help the smile on his face as he thought about the other things those hands could do.

“What you smiling at?” Danny asked, taking a last swig of his beer.

“Do you remember the last time we danced?” Steve countered back, standing up from where he was leaning on the table.

“In the middle of Military Park, the summer after high school had finished.” Danny answered with the hint of a smile on his lips.

“You were on your way to Newark International to catch a plane to England.” Steve slowly started to walk towards to where Danny was sitting.

“You were supposed to follow me.” The smile was gone from Danny’s lips as he stood up.

“You said you needed space.” Steve said quietly, stopping in front of Danny, who sighed before he looked up at the taller man

“I didn’t mean forever.” Came his reply shaking his head a little.

Steve didn’t know what to say; all those years he could’ve saved wondering what his life would’ve been like if he had followed Danny like he wanted to. All of the time they could’ve saved if Steve didn’t listen for once in his life. Steve looked down at Danny, they were so close all he needed to do was lean a little closer and they would be kissing. He wanted too so much but before he could, Danny’s phone began to ring and Steve was brought back to reality with a “Hey monkey!” coming from Danny’s smiling face. Of course Danny didn’t wait forever, how could Steve ever forget that? Danny now was a family man with a daughter and an ex wife.

Steve’s heart broke as he watched the one that got away walk out of the glass doors, laughing on his phone at something Grace had said.

Cards, A Snowflake and A New Hobby

Good Evening πŸ™‚

How is everyone? Hope you all had a good week. πŸ™‚ I’m loving the fact that the sun is trying to shine and is hopefully here to stay for a little while.

First of I wanted to show you guys what the cards looked like of the stitches I finished and posted about last week. πŸ™‚ I’m thinking of giving the cat card as a birthday card, there are quite a few birthdays coming up in the next month. And the boat steering wheel I have to wait a few months as I’m thinking of giving it to my dad for Father’s Day. πŸ™‚ I love the little stickers that I’ve decorated the card with. πŸ™‚

I’ve almost finished all the backstitch of the snowflake and I think it looks great. πŸ™‚ Next will be the French knots, which I’m not a bit fan of as I’m not very good at them but I know the detail of them will look great around the snowflake. πŸ™‚ The other small project I have also started is a freebie from a magazine and will be, when its finished, a bunny rabbit. Doesn’t look like one right now but I promise you it will be and then it will be made into a card that it came with. πŸ™‚ The shades of the colours are quite similar so its been a bit difficult to stitch but I don’t think it looks too bad. πŸ™‚

I have also started a new hobby, the art of crochet. πŸ™‚ You can never have too many hobbies I think. xD A couple of people in my family do crochet and there are some amazing bloggers I follow that also do the craft and it inspired me to give it a go. I have tried to do it in the past but I wasn’t very good so I gave up but this time I’m determined to stick to it. I don’t I’ve done too bad for a beginner, its a bit wonky but practice will make perfect. πŸ™‚

I’m hoping the sun stays out over the weekend and that you all have a good weekend. πŸ™‚ I’ve not got much planned so I may have time to do be a bit of crafting which should be good. πŸ™‚

Emz xxx