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Wednesday, May 01, 2013


A finished project! Yeah! I like making T-shirts since England doesn't get that overly hot like Illinois can. This is my second, but first in cotton. Last year I used linen, which was lovely, but when you knit something with out seams joining the ends is hard. Linen and cotton aren't as forgiving as wool. I ended up with a huge hole when I joined the linen on the sleeve. Well, I decided to ask someone who had designed t-shirts how they joined theirs, and she said with a really tight knot and the cut off the ends. Hmmm Well I gave it a go with mixed results. I love the Cascade Ultra Prima yarn though. It is sooo soft. I have enough leftover for a child's which of my "adopted" nieces of 4 and under to choose......

Oh the pattern is from and is called Gemini.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pincushion done.


Seems I have to be careful how many pictures I try to download. So I've had to edit this post a bit.

I've been suffering from my IBS really bad last few days. We went out to eat and had spicy Jamaican food and I've been off work, so I've been finishing off the embroidered pin cushion. (See rest of pictures.) This has been so much fun! I not only enjoyed the stitching, but the sewing up was magical. I didn't really know how it would get it's shape but it automatically does it as you sew it. Very cool. I used left overs from spinning to fill it up. Lots of crappy spinning from first few weeks have been useful!

Hopefully I'll feel better this weekend,and can post about some sewing.....

Monday, April 01, 2013

Welcome back

Wow can't believe it has been 3 years. Amazing really that Blooger hasn't closed me down.

Well I've decided to give it another go on my iphone. My pictures aren't going to be great and I'm not going to spend hrs on it, but I will try to post what I'm doing so that I can keep better track of what I'm up too. As many of you might experience, I feel I don't get anything done....when actually I've been very busy! So this will be a bit o of this and that.

Recently I went to the Knitting and Stitching show at Olympia and picked a several new embroidery projects. This is one I picked up from Sue Hawkins Needleworks. She has a lot of very traditional kits for pincushions and scissor keepers along with some interesting accessories to buy. I like the spring colors of this and have been beavering away at the stitching.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Finally Some crafting

Here we are...finally getting to sit in my beautiful craft room and remind myself that I am a crafter...not just a knitter and crocheter but a crafter!!!!
I just found out the other day that Bloglines is closing down, which gutted me because I have been with them for years and really liked how simple their feed reader was.....but the point is...I had a lot of patterns clipped on there and had to go through them and do something else! Well I came across this pattern from the blogger Knick Knack and Rick Rack which I have been holding on to since 2008.
It is a testament to buying things that you don't know what you are going to do with them...because I've had this rick rack for a couple of year, the felt is bits I had left over from other projects....see that is why you have stash!!! Tell my hubby that next time you see him!!!!

Anyway, the only thing different I did to her was I put card inside the two circles of felt. I decided that I need the strength because the rick rack is the large type and was very stiff. The thin rick rack was to small for this project. I bought this stuff on a trip to London, so there are lots of memories for me!

Well, this is the start of a beautiful relationship with my new room. It isn't totally finished yet. I've got some more organizing and decorating. Though that is true, I found it so good to be able to find things easier!! Looking forward to having some friends over to do some craft fun soon!!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Writing for Historic Crafts

My dear friend Eddie (Henriette) has asked me to contribute to a new website called Historic Crafts that her and a friend are setting up. I thought I would post my first blog post that she asked me to write. The topic is my first crafting experience that I remember. I had to be a bit broader then that, but thought that I would post it here and hope that you visit the website to see what others have to say.

Eddie is one of the wonderful people I have met though the knitting group I go to on Thursday evenings. We use to meet at Borders, may it rest in peace, but now we are meeting in Ikea. This is one of the pictures I took on my phone of my lovely friends all knitting and chatting away. I use to hate Thursdays, but because of them it has become my favorite day of the week.

I'm crocheting away thanks to Attic24. I've had these ideas for ages and she just has got me off my butt to do it! Thanks to all the bloggers out there that make me remember that I am a crafter, not just a stasher. Well off to write a review for Eddie, she is sitting next to me and keeps asking what I'm doing! Need people like her to keep me going.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Something for my new room

So what have I been up to? Well I've been buying stuff to go into my new room....that is finished yet. But I couldn't pass up this sewing table. It is my first ebay bid that I've ever done and I won it. It was just about 3 miles away so it would have been terrible if I hadn't won it. Sorry the picture is crappy, still learning how to use my new phone.

I've not taken a picture of the room, because there isn't anything to photograph really....once we get the lights in the room it will be easier to take pictures. It has been great because my favorite blog has been doing a month of craft room posts...check them out....

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Phone

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I have a new phone...I'm so excited. It was a bit of a struggle getting it up and running. Problems with our main PC and the new phone not unblocking like it should have, but a call to the supplier fixed that. So this is one of the pictures I've just downloaded to my wallpaper. One of my favorite blogs How about Orange talks about this website a lot, and I've used the pictures for my laptop wallpaper a lot. Oh well...back to playing with my new toy!