A Mix of Makes
It's been an all sorts week for making. Another pair of knee high/ ankle slouch socks. I'm making a multicoloured pair at the moment slightly shorter. I'm about to do the heel on the second sock, so you should hopefully see them next Wednesday. This is about the only evening knitting I can do when it is so hot.
I used Debbie Mumm's appliques to make 3 more cushions for charity.
Hopefully my friend can sell them to help Cyprus dogs.
It has been surreal making things for Christmas in a heatwave. Is this how Australians feel every year?
Christmas lavender bags, again for charity.
At least these pastel cushion covers for charity felt a bit more seasonal. I used donated fabric for the backs of all 5 cushions. That felt good.
This also felt good. This pump has been waiting since my 21st birthday to be used. We've moved house with it 3x but until now didn't have the right sort of garden. I am amazed that in spite of the battered box everything works!
Of course I found Victorian pottery as I dug the pond shape, (cottage is Victorian) but more exciting, below that level, was an area with burnt wood with an older clay pipe stem!
These scrappy lavender bags are for us. The bow tie one will be a little something for Hubby on our 30th anniversary on Sunday. The blue one is for me in one of my favourite Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Pink and blue are so beautiful together!
The smell of lavender takes me back to my grandmother who taught me about lavender bags, just as her mother taught her, going back through the centuries.
Ok back to Christmas. 6 fabric gift tags for charity and below 7 dog themed box base bags. Just pop a gift in and tie with a pretty ribbon. The bags are mostly lined in donated fabric. The binding was all from scraps from previous bindings. Best of all the outer fabric is the last of all 4 fabrics. No more Scooby Doo, scottie, westie, or labrador!
That is a nice end to today's makings. I really enjoy using up little bits. I feel as if I got my money's worth as well as having a challenge.