During Panto week (which seems a long time ago now even though I only finished washing costumes and putting them away yesterday!) I also made a start on a 17th birthday card for my middle one. She’s very much into all things alternative and I’d found a small, simple cross stitch pattern quite a while ago for a little skull. I decided to stitch a few and dress them up like Day of the Dead candy skulls.
My first three, all stitched during panto week and on target for the birthday.
And the last two, all ready to be decorated.
But then work and other things happened and with the best will in the world I could not manage to get round to the final finishing until this week.
Then the making up, surrounding each skull in a riot of hessian flowers with sparkly middles on a very dark green card background.
It was rather late, but she liked it.