Here is one of the catch up Crafts posts. The last post was September 2016, on the old blog. This post contains the things made during the rest of the year. Fairy Tales got finished.
I picked up a bowl for 5p at a car boot sale. This 1930s cottage was so sweet on the rim. I wanted to make a stitchery from it.
The Welcome panel was made into a wall hanging.
Blue socks were knitted.
I managed to make a hat from an odd ball of Rowan 100% wool yarn. It was a joy to knit up.
Using air dried clay I made a face. I traced actual leaves from Heywood, then I created my own felt in the colours I was seeing that Autumn there. The result is Heywood Man in the Green Man tradition.
A friend with a couple of salukis needed coats.
Sorry this pic is blurry but it is the only one I took of these slouch socks. The foot is plain red and the ankles are flame colours.
This was a charity make to help dogs in Cyprus.
My new journal cover for the new cottage.
A charity dog coat from left overs. I like those two colours together.
Leads and collars for charity.
52 rainbow leads for a rescue in Cyprus.
These 2 photos show book covers for children's vaccination books. They are for sale at a drs in london.
I used tea bag paper to create a skirt based on Monet's lily pond.
I took a class in soft leather work. This was my first attempt! A Winter themed bag with 3 tomte on either side.
Daughter had a bottle she wanted to make more sea-ish. I had some left over nylon rope which I found in a hedge the very day I needed cord for PE bags years ago. So using my biggest crochet hook I made this mesh to give her the look she wanted, There was only just enough!
On ebay I found a pattern for a jumper I made daughter when she was little. For pure nostalgia I made this one for the One-Day Trunk.
A friend needed a dog coat so I made 2. One there and one in the wash as she liked pale pink so much.
Snood to match the coat above, as the saluki liked to have a warm neck following an old injury. It was lined in the same sherpa fleece as the coat.
A beautiful yarn for a don't get lost in an avalanche hat.
James Brett Marble yarn made this jumper dress and scarf duo. The pattern photo was misleading as the scarf is too narrow to really behave like a snood.
A little mini quilt in Summery fabrics so the butterflies could have flowers. I found the pattern on Craftsy as a freebie but already had some butterflies so used them instead of stitched ones.
Sorry this is such a long read. I think 2 more posts this long will bring crafting up to date. Is that ok with you all?
I challenged myself to use all my sock yarn. I managed these pairs this week. There wasn’t enough yarn left for another whole pair so I started making some Leonie Morgan hexagons from all my sock scraps Slowly they are making a blanket.
There are also some charity makes such as more lined bags, a couple of dried rose peal sachets, and 9 cup mats.
My pond has some 30th Anniversary plants now. We bought 4 salvias and a lavender. The others I already had.
A V for Vendetta mask pre- firing. Fingers crossed that it will survive to be a present for son.
It feels like I'm forever catching up here in Blogland. I've only just reclaimed my craft room from Son as he was turfed out of his room for re-boarding the floor, sound insulating it, putting ceiling lights into the room below, adding more sockets to it, and then finally redecorating it. He moved back into his room last night. It is the first room just as we want it, in the cottage. Just to complicate things I had also arranged to paint Hubby's office walls as he was away for a week. No more Barbie pink for him! He has orchid white just like his old office. It is a creamy white, so looks much better.
I am shattered however, so taking some time to sit and share the latest makings. Many are yarn based as son had the craft room sockets.
I've set myself a couple of new crafting challenges for the year. What you see is a bone nalebinding needle and a shuttle and cards for tab…
This week I can share the tree mittens I made last week as my friend has received the pair I was able to make her from the leftovers of my own.
I can also share the cotton drawstring rucksack I’ve just finished. I had to buy an extra ball of white crafting cotton for it.
Most of the time has been spent on a Leonie Morgan 7” hexagon block called Grandma’s Motif. I ran out of dark grey so used up the rest of my dark green. Then I ran out of pale grey, so used up the rest of my white stash. When plain white ran out, I used sparkling white. With only 4 blocks to go I ran out of denim blue, so a scrap of teal blue stepped in. The border used up all the green and sparkling white. A great stash buster! The size and shape means it can go on a table, be a tv blanket, or wrap around as a shawl. Useful!
My wrist is still recovering, these things take far too long now I’m older! I’ll get back to fabric as soon as I can. Am I the only one who has fallen in love with the coat from “The Guernsey Li…