Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Then there came the girls. I could have gone mad and made every single item in this book (maybe one day I will) but I was also dying to make these hearts from Owlishly.
Again, I added a keyring and decorated them with some buttons from my jar. Crochet fascinates me still; it seems there is no end to the things you can create.
Then onto the adults...
Way back in the summer I grabbed some skeins of gorgeous Debbie Bliss Pure Silk in the John Lewis sale. Rather than buy several of one colour, I bought just one skein of several colours. I wish you could put your hand in and feel how wonderfully soft this yarn is.
Then, I saw this little beauty and I knew just what to use it for.
That's the ladies sorted. I have to confess to being stumped as to what to get for the menfolk and have resorted to a scratch card. Of course, if any of them win, I will have half!
Come back tomorrow to see the boxes I've made to put them all in!
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Both made from yarn from my stash. In different colours so they don't get muddled up, of course!
I know the boys are going to love them! When they visit, they go round my house collecting up all my hand-made things to show me!
I'm developing quite a passion for dinosaur crochet...
Sunday, 13 December 2009
I found some gorgeous ribbon here...
...then raided my button stash...
...decided to use bright pink thread for my top-stitching (do you see how wonky my stitching is?!)...
...and I have made not one...
...but two pencil rolls for two little girls for Christmas.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
It used to cost 10p a go, but I've got it on freeplay cos I'm generous like that!
Thursday, 10 December 2009
So, here we have three cushions for three girls.
For Jasmine - simple 2" squares.
For Rio - my first log cabin.
For Tia - 4 log cabins!
All made with a simple envelope back because I hate putting zips in.
My job for today is to sort this lot out!
I couldn't have one without the others...
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
I love the lines of hand-quilting, either side of the seams.
Of course, there were lots of scraps left over so the girls are going to have a little co-ordinating something to have too... I'll show you those tomorrow!