Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Plans For Combining My Two Favourite Hobbies

Good morning all!

Over the last couple of months I have been getting the urge to return to a former hobby of mine - scrapbooking. You see, between 2006-2012, during a long break from cross-stitching, I was an avid scrapbooker. And now I would like to scrapbook again.

The "plan" is to divide my time between the two hobbies as my moods dictate. With the exception of next year's 31-new-starts for Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge (to which I have already committed) and probably the April A-Z Challenge, there will be no hard-and-fast plans, no rotation, no timetable, just a go-with-the-flow-and-let's-see-what-happens approach. It'll be interesting to see how the two hobbies co-exist.

Obviously working on a second hobby will eat into my cross-stitching time and be reflected in the amount of progress I make on my WIPs. But there is a secondary motive.....

I have had the idea of creating 8"x8" scrapbook layouts from some of my Box of Shame pieces. Realistically, my smaller projects are never going to be framed and hung so by combining scrapbooking with cross-stitching I may actually surprise you (and me) and finish some finishes! I already have a few ideas for layouts and an album to store the completed pages in so now it's just a case of putting the two together.

I will, of course, share my completed scrapbooked cross-stitch pages with you, as this is a cross stitching blog, but my other layouts (mostly themed around my children) will not be uploaded and shared.

Like most of my recent "promises" lately, though, please don't hold your breath waiting for this to happen..... although having said that I'm going to start on my first one today!

See you soon, possibly with a surprise!
Rachel x


  1. Sounds interesting and a great way to display your cross stitch goodies!

  2. Looking forward to seeing what you create :)

  3. Great idea that's much better than mine! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

  4. Oh! I love this idea!! I may just have to steal it! Please please show us progress pics as you go!!

  5. Sounds like a great idea! I can't wait to see your creations :)

  6. Looking forward to seeing your scrappy finishes Rachel.



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