Thursday, 6 August 2020

Scrap - Buster Scarf..........


A great way to use all those bits and pieces of wool left over from other projects.  Very quick and easy I added the fringe, just because that's what I like.  I didn't have a model so this gives some idea of how it would sit around the neck.   The pattern is a free pattern from sarahndipities stash buster crochet scarf.

                                                                              
























Sunday, 28 June 2020

Perfect Pockets Shawl......






I loved this shawl as soon as I saw the photo and decided to make it for my daughter-in-laws birthday.  She loved it.  It is so nice when you make something and it is so appreciated.   The name of the shawl is Perfect Pockets Shawl and the pattern is by Sonja Hood.  Very easy directions to follow and didn't take long to make.  


 

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Skull Bag......

 I love making these bags.  This one is lined in pink with a zippered pocket and 8  credit card slots.
It also has a vinyl piece on the bottom of the bag.  The design is from Parker on the Porch.   I love their designs and they all stitch out beautifully.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

No Wool Left Behind......


 The name of this rug is No Wool Left Behind by Johanna  Lindahl/ Mijo Crochet.  I had some bits and pieces of wool and wanted to use them up.  This pattern was just perfect.  it is all done in half double crochet and it is like a spiral and you just go around and around till you finish the colour that you are using. I am having fun learning new stitches and have found that u tube is very helpful with this.  Thank you Johanna for the fabulous  pattern. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Cute Emu.....

 Loved this Emu, it certainly does give to the Quarantine Hair we all could have ended up with if everything had remained closed. Hopefully it will be just a memory in months to come.  The design is from OMYCS.  They have a lot of great designs and they all stitch out beautifully.

Hexagon Duffel Bag.......



 So happy with this bag.  I have been making 1 inch hexagons when I have been going to the patchwork club.   My machine is too heavy to carry so I opt for hand work.     It is called the Bon Voyage Duffel Bag by She Can She  and you will find the pattern there.  I used vinyl on the ends and on the bottom.  I also added a clear vinyl  to cover the hexagons to make it a bit more durable.  It is called Heat n Bond Vinyl, you just iron it on.  The inside of the bag is lined with black and I also added a zipper pocket.  The vinyl on the bottom and ends did make it a bit hard to turn, it just took a bit longer to do.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Cute Little Hand Towels ........

 These are so cute. Hand towels to hang on your stove front.  I used velcro instead of buttons and buttonholes on the back.  It makes it a lot easier than fumbling with buttonholes.   The design is from Embroidery Weekly.  The pieces  are made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine and then sewn together on the regular sewing machine.   Very easy directions and photos to show you each step. 

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Another Bag .......


 I love making these bags so quick and easy. I love the colours. On the inside of the bag I put a zip pocket and credit card holder.  The bottom part of the bag and wristlet are vinyl.  The design is from Parker on the Porch and the wristlet is from Starfish Designs.  The bag was made ITH with just a bit of hand sewing where the bag is turned.   No more bags for a while as I will be making masks.  Everyone out there please stay safe.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Clutch for a Friend......

I made this clutch for a friend who is leaving our  small town and going travelling in their caravan.  I  thought the fabric was perfect and I wanted  something that would be useful and not take up room in the caravan.   I put a zipper pocket in this one as well as the 8 credit card slots. The lining is the same colour as the vinyl but it did not show up very well.   First time making the tassel and the wristlet and very easy with great instructions.  The bag is  fully lined and no seams showing.  The clutch design is from Parker on the Porch and the Tassel and Wristlet are from Starfish Designs.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Clutch ........

 Wow!!! I really love these clutch bags  and don't know why it took me so long to make one.   Love the fabric as well.   I also added 8 credit card slots on the inside of the larger bag.   The design for the clutch 2.0 is from Parker on the Porch and the instructions are very easy to follow.   Both bags were made on the embroidery machine and once the bags are turned there was only about a 3 inch gap to slipped stitched together.  The bag is fully lined with no seams showing.....

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Wall Hanging.....


 Last year the members of my Patchwork Group made 12 flowers and put our names and year on the flower.   We then swapped the flowers and ended up with a flower from each member.  The challenge for last year was to make something with  the flowers.  I made this wall hanging for my sewing room. I didn't get my challenge done on time due to chemo and radium, but it is finished now and I love it.


Saturday, 22 February 2020

Double Crochet Blanket .......

 I was trying to use up all my scraps of wool but still have heaps left. I will be looking for something else to make to use up my excess wool.   I always look for a bit of a challenge so I will keep looking. It is too hot at the moment to be using wool.  This blanket is  3 rows of double crochet. of each colour, and it really looks great.  I did a crab stitch around the edge and that gave it a nice finish.  Not sure where this one is going at the moment, possibly a donation to a charity.


Saturday, 1 February 2020

Virus Blanket !!!!!

 I started this blanket while I was away having Radium treatment.   I was away 5 weeks just coming home on the weekends so I had plenty of time to finish it.  Once you get the first bit out of the way it is fairly easy pattern to follow.  This one is for my daughter-in- law. I hope she likes it.   The virus pattern is a free pattern so you just need to google it.