Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bunting and Tweet

Blimey but it's hard to photograph is bunting! Nowhere in my little house was there a wall big enough without pictures, shelves, doors or windows in the way. So I took it outside which worked except that I should have tidied up the conservatory before I took it. Mind you it shows a busy workroom. It started to rain then so I decided to leave it. I am pleased with the bunting though, hopefully it will set my table off to tee for the school fayre.

Appliqued cushion, I'm hoping to use this as an example should anyone want a personalised one, I can do any name and any picture as long as it is a simple shape. I'm thinking of doing a 'Woof' one next with a little dog on it in blues, I'm going to struggle though as most of my stash is pink, I have no idea how that has happened. The back of the cushion is pink stripe, you can just see it at the top of the picture.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Pink IPad Cosy

At the second attempt the Ipad cosy worked. I changed the zip structure so that the pouch would open more fully. Also to keep the Ipad safe I put wadding in between the outer and inner fabrics. Although I didn't want to quilt to keep the layers together, it needed something so I used a little embroidery. I am pleased with the way this turned out. I used this tutorial from Noodlehead. I changed some of it to suit my needs but essentially its the same.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Busy Knitting

Just finished this lovely beret and scarf. It's Louisa Harding's new yarn Amitola. When this yarn fell out of the soft tree it hit every branch on the way down. It's merino and silk and the colours are gorgeous. This took just under 2 50 gm balls. Kathy of Moonstone Yarns puts new yarns on the table when we have a knitting lock in, so hard to resist!  

I think it's too new for the patterns from this book to be on Ravelry.

This is the next project, I've had this pattern for years and have finally decided to knit it up, this gorgeous purple yarn is by Blacker Designs, unfortunately I couldn't get it any more so I have gone with this Shilasdair luxury DK. There are lots of cables and twists so I doubt it will be a TV project.

The colour is perfect to go with a green skirt I have just bought, well in the top half of the picture it is, I'm not sure why there is a line across the middle, there isn't on the original. Anyway I'm going to cast on tonight, I've wound one skein into little dumpy puddings with my ball winder so I'm ready to go.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

I Have a New Toy - No Not Like That!

No longer do I have to fight the kids at school for the glue gun as I have my own. I needed a secure way of attaching the felt back and brooch pin to the fabric flowers and this was the answer.

This little batch of flowers is going to Moonstone Yarns for their coffee morning for breast cancer research. Hence the pink, I know there will also be knitted cupcakes and other bits and pieces as well as coffee of course. Check out the website for the location and be there on 19th October between 12 and 3.

See what a neat job the glue gun made of the back. Now what else needs glueing??

Friday, 5 October 2012

Pictures of Micky

Just had to share this photo of grandson Micky in the bib I made for him. He is looking a little disgruntled as the feeding stopped for the Kodak moment.

I haven't been a good blogger recently as I have been busy making things for the school xmas fair, it's always a dilemma when there are things to do and things to blog about, what to prioritize? I really want a full table with lots of choice for people to buy and I'm trying really hard to make things everyday, yesterday was a pencil case day and today is going to be a tote bag day.

One more photo, couldn't resist, of Micky with his grandad. So cute.