This month was dominated by blanket making but I did also manage to make a pair of trousers. I showed you the yarn that I was sent by Stylecraft after I had had a problem with one of the balls for my Lost Garden blanket and the extra colours I had chosen for making the… Read More Monthly Montage – August
In the past I made these – and these. and I decided that I would like to make another pair. I chose some material. Here you can see from some of the material left over (They must have given me another 30cm than what I asked for!) that there are lots of parrots. So here… Read More I Made another Pair of Trousers
Crochet: During the last year I have completed two different sides to make a cushion cover and a snuggle blanket for cold winter evenings, or even cooler summer ones! some shower puffs and an alternative that dries more quickly; though I didn’t keep these: they were more exercises. I also, as an exercise, worked up… Read More 2016 – Looking back
The topics for this month’s Photo Challenge were: Headgear, Native, Heat and Play, as you can see on the right. June seems to have been the month for sewing as I finished the trousers I cut out last autumn and made a pattern for a bean bag book support which I then created in some… Read More Monthly Montage – June
I so liked the bean bag I bough recently that I decided to make a second one so I could have one upstairs for reading books as well as this one downstairs for propping up my tablet. Using the bought bean bag I made a pattern. I didn’t have any suitable tissue paper so I… Read More A book bean bag
Last sumer you may remember I made this top and trousers. These trousers look alright under a long top but, although ostensibly on the waist, they tended to be tight round the bottom and cut in behind and below so I had to wear them quite low down to be comfortable. In measuring a pair… Read More A New Pair of Trousers
In recent years I have been getting a pain inside my left thigh and also one over my right hip. A little research has suggested that both pains are due to my habit of crossing my legs. When reading sitting up in bed, or even in a chair, I need to cross my legs to… Read More Another project perhaps!
I’ve been wanting to have a go at cross stitch for a long time. Some time ago when someone was giving away things they didn’t want I acquired a small cross stitch kit to make a notepad with pretty cover. I thought that it seemed a good place to start, though I was a bit… Read More I can do cross stitch too!
This month I shared two crochet patterns with you, both celtic knotwork inspired. One was for a celtic cross bookmark; the other was for a plaitwork coaster. There was no knitting this month but I did a bit of sewing, repairing some old napkins so I could go on using them. Unusually there were a… Read More September Montage
This has maybe fallen out of fashion, even with myself to a certain extent, but recently I had a situation which I resolved with a little of the above. When we got married we only had napkins that matched table cloths given as wedding presents and, as money seemed tight for a long time after… Read More “Make do and Mend”