Thursday, 29 January 2015

My Hobbies - Cross Stitching

I thought it would be nice to show you what I do in my spare time (not that I have that much!) I mostly cross stitch, i've been doing it for probably around 15 years now, ever since my mum bought me my first kit, a little children's one.

I buy most of my kits off eBay, I never used to though! My mum started purchasing them off eBay, and as long as you read the description and check the sellers feedback you should get a good deal. As I prefer to use the auctions than the buy it now prices, as you get better deals. The little mini kit you may recognise from my What I got for Christmas post.

I'm currently working on a few different pieces, as I tend to get bored easily (haha!), this one is a Winnie the Pooh one, that is no longer available (another great thing about shopping on eBay). I have a few of these, and they're meant to be for Ben's bedroom, but I don't think they'll be up until he's 5!

I like to store my kits in these plastic popper folders, or I use plastic bags, although some are still in their original packaging, which I need to sort out as it's not great for storage.

This is a Christmas Dimensions kit that I'm also working on. I love Dimensions, as their kits are always so detailed and look fantastic when finished. I do have other kits I'm working on as well, but thought I'd just show a couple in this post.

I will do follow up posts on my progress of my projects, to add something a little different to my blog.

I hope you liked this post, and what does everyone else do in their spare time? I'd love to know.


  1. I used to do lots of cross stitching before my youngest was born. I'm itching to get back into it and have a huge piece of aida waiting for me. I try to avoid them without to much backstitching if possible. I've not bought off ebay before but will check it out x

    1. Back stitching is definitely the worst thing about it, if I can I try to do it as I go along so I don't get bored and frustrated of doing it all at the end x