I’ve finished work early today, and as I’m on night shift I’ve decided to stay awake and browse for the rest of the night! As a result I’ve found loads of things I’d like to do one day maybe….!
I’ve also spent hours making a post which didn’t save – with perfect layouts for pictures and everything 🙁 I think I’ll post this to make sure it works then come back to it to add the images that didn’t save
– if I can find them again!
-Edit – I think i’ve found them all again now 🙂

I know I’ll never do all of them but maybe I’ll look back for inspiration on what to get next, and update this ‘wish list’ along the way!


Just Nan – Barnabees Quest
Nimue – Clair de Lune
Miribilia – Mother’s Arms, Santa’s Magic, Midsummer Night’s Fairy ( I think I may already have her chart!) and the Season Queens

Lanarte – Marjolein Bastin – Brush/Bird
Lanarte – Marjolein Bastin – Vera the Mouse – Dressing (though this was hard to find, might have to get it from abroad)
Nimue – The Swing

Just Nan – Royal Butterflies
Nimue – Fairy Dust
Disney Fairy Series

A Stash Photo album- what a brilliant idea! Organisational and crafty in itself!
I’ve decided I’ll treat myself when I get home to the entire DMC/Anchor (both?!) standard colours range. That way charts and little “I’d stitch it now if I had the stuff” magazine projects are easily accessible to me too. Now I need to think of a pretty and practical way to store them. I wind them onto the cardboard flat bobbins but don’t like the plastic boxes they then get stored in. I don’t want to shell out for one of those expensive wooden chests you see advertised in the magazines all the time though!

Also – if I stitched so many needlerolls, emerys and biscornus, where do you display them without the decorations looking ‘bitty’?!

I’ve discovered a few things about my tastes when it comes to designs: I’m loving:
-Pretty women
-Blue tits
-Bright greens and blues
-Smaller designs generally from magazines and larger from purchasing kits and charts

I’m not loving:
-Repetitive designs – haven’t I just stitched this fourteen hour long section?
-Large photo-like designs (I would never in a million years finish that!)
-Really really old looking designs – I don’t want my walls to look like a victorian grandmothers!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Dreaming… was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling