I saw a quote online last week that said that the best part of Valentine's days was half price chocolates on the 15th. Well, I went to the supermarket hoping for some chocolate bargains :) but I found something even healthier! Strawberries and raspberries in cute heart shaped packets:
And they only cost 50 cents a piece (around 43 pence)! We bought 5 packs in total. Better to have a splurge on fruit than on chocolate though, isn't it? :)
I've been busy trying to use up bits and pieces of my stash too and have made a twirly flower:
I don't know what it's going to be used for but while I decide, it's just sitting looking pretty on my desk :)
This weekend I've been working on my silk shawl too and it's really starting to grow now.
It currently measures 47 cm wide and 30 cm long.
The stitches are looking really pretty so far and I think this is going to be one of those projects that really becomes beautiful after blocking.
Another wip I've started is this cross stitch:
The kit is called Kitty Litter and it's made by Dimensions Crafts. It's a quite a big kit measuring 18 x 9 inches / 46 by 23 cm. I've not done any cross stitch since I was a teenager but after seeing so many beautiful things made with cross stitch on other craft blogs I've felt really inspired to give it a go again.
I ordered the kit online last week and it arrived yesterday and as soon as I had the chance I started!
It's very slow going but I think that is because I'm out of practice. One good thing, I don't know if it is just this kit manufacturer or more recent cross stitch kits in general, is that the threads came already placed in order on a thread organiser. That really saved me a lot of time - I used to hate the part of cross stitch that involved sorting out all the different colour threads!