Monday, 28 December 2015
Many moons ago when my eldest daughter was about 7 years old, I started making a cable knit cardigan for her. I made the fatal error of not getting anywhere near enough yarn when I started, and it took me so long to do that by the time I was half done the yarn was out of production and the cardigan was never completed. So I thought now that I am knitting again I would have another go, and after many happy hours of knitting, here is a brand new and rather cost cardi, albeit with several minor technical errors. And I have 2 balls of yarn left over! Happily for me, daughter (now in her 30s) decided it's not quite her thing now, so this one's mine and together we're planning another project for her.
Sunday, 8 November 2015
Very happy to have finished my hexagon quilt - a labour I loved, bright colours and random patterns with many of the fabric scraps a reminder of other projects. The border could be better, but it's a quilt to get snuggled up in, not to put on show, so I'm content. Maybe that's my measure of a successful quilt - one that keeps my loved ones cosy and comforted.
Saturday, 10 October 2015
One of my little pleasures in life is creating something out of scraps that would otherwise end up in the bin - upcycling and recycling are so very satisfying. I had a bunting-fest a little while ago, to pretty up the garden for a family get together, which looked lovely on the day and is now safely tucked away, ready to pretty up festival tents and garden parties of the future. So simple to make and so very satisfying.
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Monday, 16 February 2015
Inspired by this pin on Pinterest, I set about making something similar for my friend's birthday. Not too shabby and quite chic at first look.
Not your average sized make-up bag. What to use it for?
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
At last I have succumbed to a rather clever phone, so here's my first attempt at blogging on the go! Christmas crafty activities were somewhat limited and those I did manage I forgot to photograph... But here's a card I made for our lovely neighbours, which I wanted to do to make up for forgetting to deliver their Christmas card :-/