I came across this little cross stitch kit lurking in the cupboard with a couple of others and decided it was just right to do, simple and easy without too much thinking. Haven't thought what to make it into yet.
I then decided to be a little more creative, this little cat is the same one I used on DD's needlecase (I'm sorry, but even though I have trawled through some blogs I still can't find who to acredit it to) I drew around a heart shape and then let my pencil meander around creating the vine. I used number 15 beads for the flowers and was quite pleased with the result.
What next? so I chose 1/2 squares in colours I don't usually choose and had a play. I had been inspired by someone else's chevron cushion and gave it a go. Trouble was, I totally miscalculated the number of squares I needed so decided to try the diamond shape as well.
I quite enjoyed doing these, just need to think a little bigger, lap quilt bigger perhaps?