This is a pretty pathetic attempt at Bullion Stitch for TAST but at least I have had a go which is more than can be said for long and short stitch so far. I don't like the stitch and haven't pushed myself enough to remotely feel comfortable doing it and I know I will avoid it in the future but never mind. I have this little sample to prove I can do it if I try.
One of the blogs I've been reading lately is Helen Cowans' Textile Goddess. She has sorted out a use it or lose it pile and challenged herself to either use the stuff by a given date or get rid of it. I have been attempting to sort through all my craft stuff lately in a bid to find somewhere to keep it all and I have a shoe box full of bits of paper, card, stamped images etc. left over from different projects. I've kept them because I know I can use them on cards, ATCs and postcards but I've decided I need to do like Helen and make a concerted effort to actually use them up (though I don't think I'll be able to bring myself to throw them away if I don't). So this afternoon I have made a bookmark using an offcut from a monoprint and flowers punched from a piece of acetate coloured with green alcohol inks. One offcut gone, still some acetate left!