This is my 100th post. Just thought I'd let you know :)
Yesterday I made a good start for my full time designing move. I dyed 12 pieces of cotton to be stencilled wiht mermaids and beaded. I also made a stencil for the mermaid, but it was too flimsy, so I went back to the drawing fluid method. I've printed one of the mermaids already. I have to fix up a few spots where the screen fill blocked the lines, but I'm happy with this attempt. It's all a learning curve at the moment anyway.
I also beaded a headband for my son's girlfriend. It's all finished, I just need to put it on the head band today. I'll put up a photo when it's done as it was never intended for magazine use.
As soon as this mermaid is beaded (hopefully today) I will go back to finishing Butterfly Princess. I'm loving being so busy and yet so content in my work. And it's only going to get busier as my first craft book is just around the corner. It will probably be a beading book at this stage (as beading is quicker than cross stitch). But the cross stitch and applique books will follow too I'm sure.