Halloween Sampler

Finally finished my Batty sampler, pattern from badbird.

First time using my light box for tracing patterns, I used a pencil as I knew I wouldn't be stitching it quickly but was too impatient so there are pencil marks in the wrong places that I can't get out.

Also I'm obviously allergic to ironing...

I'm really pleased with how it came out otherwise, now it's on the wall I can't see any of the dodgy marks.


I've recently finished an e-course to help me kick-start my creativity (UnEarth Your Creative Nature - the latest run started this weekend) which involved me doing daily doodles and starting and finishing a project in one evening.

This is one of my doodles:

And this is the finished project based on it, which took just under 3 hours:

I've never finished a project based on my own design that quickly before, I tend to get part of the way through then give up and leave it in a pile. This was a really good exercise in getting over my perfectionist and procrastinating tendancies, and I'm pretty pleased with the results.