Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2014

June SFS

Sometimes, I just can't get into the flow with things this week...so much I should get finished or at least work on, and I just can't get myself onto it. Oh well, might at least write my SFS post in time, right? Let be begin by telling you that I did NOT have a good month (SFS wise speaking) again, but before I go into detail I want to show you a picture of the Jodyri design order I had last month - it has finally arrived, and boy, is that fabric pretty (the threads as well of course!):


The fabric is all sparkly, and I kinda wish I had ordered a bigger piece than just 13x9", but I'm sure I'll find an appropriate use and a reason to order more eventually :)

Now on to this month's spoils...first, there was Joan Elliott's Fairy Enchantment off ebay for 8.25€/$11.22. It has some beautiful designs, I really wanna do the one on the cover, but some of the others are very cute and/or pretty as well.
Then there were to small kits, also off ebay, for 6.50€ ($8.84) and 1€ ($1.36). Both are eventually going to be gifts for people, the kittens for my grandma's friend who has to cats just like those, and the lamb for our hairdresser who's also a friend of the family and loves sheep of all kinds; but I don't know when I'll actually get around to doing them.


And THEN, Mel announced that there was a $50 bonus this month on top of the regular $25 as long as you fully spent the latter, and that was just what I had waited for because I had been planing a Halloween project that wouldn't possibly fit into one month's budget - I have wanted to stitch something by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ever since I first saw their designs some time in December/January, and when they announced their Mysterious Halloween Town Club, that was the perfect opportunity for me - so I got the pattern for $10.95 and a complete material kit off Etsy for 23.94€/$32.55. Maybe I should just have gotten the threads and a fabric somewhat close to the one recommended on sewandso and saved the horrendous price for shipping (which was another 12€) but I just wanted to do it right, if you understand. So, may total for this month is $64.92, with nothing to carry over to next month. Sadly, I already know pretty well were next month's budget will be going *sighs heavyly* - I still think I'm doing this wrong, I'm just building more and more stash instead of using up any!

Kommentare:

  1. Here's what I think (correct me if I'm wrong), you didn't really have a stash until you met us and it is my very biased opinion that in order to claim anything as a "stash" you have to have tons of stuff in your stash. Krystal is developing one as well, and thankfully you both have the rest of us to show you the way to being a Cross Stitch Hoarder! ha ha!

    Naturally I LOVE anything Halloween and have to say that you are learning those tricks for enabling us to continue hoarding more stash! You have learned well, Grasshopper :D

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    1. Yeah, you're right (that's kind of the excuse I use myself :D). And frankly, I love havong a little stash now, I even find it kinda motivating to look at all the projects I could just pull out and start :)

      And I'm doing my best to learn your ways, great mistress! But I probably shouldn't practice my new-found enabling skills on you now, with your new resolution and everything...

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  2. And yet you stayed inside the budget, so really it's all fine, and look at all the pretty things you have now.

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    1. Yay, I did! This bonues really came along at just the right time ^.~

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  3. Oh yay for the Frosted Pumpkin's Halloween Mystery. It's my first by them as well! I can't wait to see your progress on it! :)

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    1. Double yay! I have to wait for the supplies to arrive, international shipping might take a few weeks, but I'm really eager to start as well :)

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