Friday, 20 November 2015

Just made it in time

Arrived home tonight to find my latest issue of Inside Crochet waiting for me. I cannot open until I've finished the challenge from issue 70, so out with the needle case to add the lining and zip.

And finished

Photo uploaded onto Pinterest. Not sure if this will work but try this a link.

Now to open the magazine......

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Being creative

LI've used up the last of my fleecy felt fabric making a final three snowmen.

I've had great fun making them.

At Yarndale this year I treated myself to Edward's Menagerie, a book of really cute crochet animals designed by Kerry Lord from Toft. I have started by making Emma the Elephant. There are 40 designs, I wonder if I can make them all!

Yesterday I attended a days workshop held by the Quilters Guild (I'm not a member but my friend Lisa is). It was a lovely day, I met a group of great ladies, and had a fantastic home cooked meal. Mince pies and mulled wine kept appearing throughout the day too. I was made to feel very welcome and my trusty Benina sewing machine, which was a 21st birthday present (have I given away my age now) from my parents got a few compliments of her own. She is very heavy compared to the modern machines, but hopefully she will see me out. Does anyone else own a Benina Nova?

I made this Holly Sprite. I know it's not a quilt, but I could have made a quilted table mat. He has quite a puzzled face. 

I learnt that sewing the layers together with some wadding (the sandwich was wadding at the bottom, with the fabric right sides together on top) produces a smooth look once stuffed.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Craft Room Update and getting mojo back

Before I continue, first let me apologise for the quality of the photographs, I take with my iPad and unless there is plenty of daylight they are a bit grainy. I have been waiting for the sun but it only seems to appear when I am at work.

But this is my craft room all tidied up and painted. Still plenty to do to make it cosy, such as a cushion for my chair and curtains. I have a coffee bean sack as a rug and a chair rescued from a skip.

I found this cute trolley table in a local charity shop.

And a small Hand made mini shelf, drawer object in a collectables shop in Appleby. I might try shabby chic'ing it.

I made these snowmen this week. 

And my Christmas cacti is providing an amazing display.


And finally