Recently crafts have been my new favourite hobby. I spend most of my evenings sat in front of the TV, usually with a blanket and a cup of tea, with my knitting. I’ve turned into a right little old lady, but I’ve found it a nice way to relax after a long day at work. Recently I’ve been seeing how my friend gets on with her cross stitch patterns and thought it looked rather fun and easy to do. Chris then joked that he found this Pokemon pattern on Etsy and that I should make it for him for when we eventually have our own place.

I think the last time I did a cross stitch is when I was around 8/9 years old and I got a kit for Christmas, so I’m still very much a newbie to the whole thing. Luckily the pattern didn’t look too hard, and only needed four colours, so I thought I’d give it a go. At first I thought I could easily do this in a day, but didn’t realise just how long it would actually take me! The ‘Home Sweet Home’ was probably the easiest bit to do, and of course I’ve left the house until last as it looks a bit more tricky, but overall it’s been great fun doing this! I’m finding it rather therapeutic, and I’ve only managed to stab myself five times. It looks like cross stitch could become my new favourite thing..