However, this weekend I overrode my conscience. I bought "Homemaker", a new-ish magazine which seems a little lighter on advertising than most magazines, and a little heavier on interesting articles and useful projects.
When I do buy a magazine, I like to make sure that I get my money's worth out of it. So as soon as I got it home I started on a birthday card for a good friend.
I belong to the "less is more" school of card-making; I don't tend to go in for too many ribbons or embellishments. The templates for these sweet little birds came free with the magazine and were supposed to be used to make a mobile. They are available to download here.
While I was in a creative mood, I decided to start an applique project. This is my first attempt at applique, but I found a useful tutorial here. No prizes for guessing what this is going to be!
The pin cushion is the one I have had since starting needlework at school back in the days when it was called "needlework" and not "textiles". I think I might possibly need to start yet another project to replace it!