sadly i'm not much for crafting. it such a perpetual source of disappointment in my life! there are a million reasons why crafting is dumb but it mostly comes down to i'm not much of a perfectionist so whatever i make ends up looking sad and rumply, and getting craft supplies is sort of tragic when there isn't any room to put anything.
oh but i doooo love needlework. like a very old granny, my favorite thing is an evening at home with blanket over my tootsies, a needle in my hands, and a hoop of fabric in my lap. and a good strong head lamp. one time i very seriously considered buying some of those fabulous old man magnifying glasses from the drugstore to wear while doing counted cross stitch but luckily for my poor dear husband i'm not quite that far gone. almost. but not quite yet.
one of my more ambitious dreams is to someday needlework a whole tapestry. like a full-on medieval tapestry huge-ass wall hanging. pardon my french.
i'm running out of conceivable wall space for any future projects, but here is one that i finally finished that i've been enjoying lately. i hatched up the idea randomly when i was searching for a good excuse to need more deer antlers for my apartment (there aren't any good reasons) and i realized i could probably cross stitch one instead, somehow. like that would be any better.
so i google-imaged a deer and i eyed it into cross-stitch replica of sorts it and it was very idaho-y and then i realized i should do one for the time we spent living in portland as newlyweds. a series!
same process as before, and my little rain clouds came out so cute and i loved them so much that i needed one for our utah time. we were only in utah for about four months as very newly-newlyweds and already it was four months too many, but such as. (just kidding, utah!) (OR AM I.)
it's a beehive obviously please tell me you love it. ;)
the one that took me the longest to conceptualize and the one that i finished in the most slipshod way was the one for our times in new york city. i used a photo i took from the 5th floor of abc carpet & home for inspiration. water towers! i have a thing for water towers these days. hey guess what you can see all the dark threads through the back and it's super rumply, but perfectionism isn't really my jam.
they live on the wall in the bedroom and every night as i climb into bed i like to look at them and smile.
i also spend a lot of time rehanging them. huck seems to delight in sneaking them off the wall and leaving them for me on my pillow. a little needlework surprise. ;)