Friday, 28 October 2016

Knitted hat and crochet scarf as gifts and stitching update.

Hello everyone,

How are we all hope you are well, thank you for your comments and visits to my blog.

Are any of you starting to make gifts for Christmas? or perhaps you are preparing for Halloween.
I have started a fun hat for one little person I saw these fun novelty hat kits over at
PurpleLinda Crafts

It also comes with the pattern and you can choose  crochet or knitted.

I finished this crochet shawl using SIRDAR snuggley DK yarn and a cream contrast colour in DK.

worked on a 4 mm hook stitch pattern is in trebles. Nice and easy.

The pattern is from Shawls an Wraps by Laura Strutt

In the book it shows the shawl crocheted in an emerald green yarn but as you can see I wanted a different colour, this book has a lovely collection of designs and I was lucky enough to buy this with some gift vouchers I was given.

I have some cross stitch updates the ship ahoy design I started in previous post is still on going I have not done as much has i would have liked,

my eyes have been a little tired. Even though I use my magnifier when stitching on even weave it can be hard to see for me sometimes  but it will soon be finished as it's not a large picture.

I am also stitching this Autumn design using those lovely rust and gold colours,

which is being stitched on 14 count rustic aida and not a strain on my eyes. Maybe 14, 16, and 18 count fabric would be easier to use for me there is no point in straining your eyes I enjoy my stitching so much it is so relaxing.
Anyway the above pattern can be found at Tiny Modernist

Well that is all for now and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

bye for now
Julie x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Fabric heart garland and knitted crop cardigan.

Hello everyone,

Gosh October already this is the time of year when I enjoy seeing Autumn colours and the reminder of cooler mornings ahead.

Nest of Knitted Birds by Julie.C

It is also time for me to plan any Christmas gifts I want to make so they can be finished in time, which will be some knitted and crochet gifts.

 But first I want to show a few finished projects I made for Suzie, here is a fabric heart garland made for her bedroom.

I used scraps of colours I had in my stash and added felt flowers on the darker pink hearts and she loved it.

Next I had knitted this little crop cardigan a month ago but had not got round to showing you this was also for my Grand daughter while the weather was still mild for her to wear it.

Knitted with Sirdar Jolly which is lovely and soft to work with, it is machine washable too.

Have I ever shown you my work space well here is a photo, I am lucky to be able to use the small back bedroom in our house. OK you may think and isn't it tidy well on the other side of the room it is shall we say quite well stocked with loads of yarn in plastic boxes and shelves storing my craft books etc; when I get round to tidying that side of the room I shall post a picture.

Now I am off to start that list of projects to be made and organised, wish me luck.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend 

bye for now

Julie x

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