Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Crochet Flowers and WOYWW

 I have several crochet projects on the go at the moment as I'm trying to use up some of my yarn mountain - I simply can't squish another ball into any of my yarn bags!
One of the projects is an autumn coloured scarf made up of these little flowers all of which I'm going to stitch together at the petal tips.  I'm completely out of kilter with the seasons here but it might actually be autumn by the time I finish it! 

I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Desk Wednesday this week.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Winter Crochet and WOYWW

I've had the crochet bag out recently because even if I had the inclination it's too cold to go up to my unheated studio!

So I have been playing about learning some new stitches.  The ones at the back are Woven stitch, Elizabeth stitch and Blanket stitch, and the one on top of them is Lemon Peel stitch.

Below is a close-up of the Lemon Peel stitch - it's very easy to do and just a little bit different - I think this is my new favourite. 

I found the above pattern here, while mooching the internet. It was made as bunting but I think I'm going to use it as a flap on a small make-up bag as a gift for a friend - I shall make it up in a firmer linen yarn and block it so it has a better shape than my sample. 
 Now let's see if my plan gets beyond the thinking stage!

I'm joining up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Leafy Tag and WOYWW

What a nice week it's been despite the grey clouds!
Brittany at Fiber Haus has run an article on my work for her newsletter, 
and I was so pleased with how it turned out - thank you Brittany.  
Here's a link to the article and for any one who loves yarn her website is well worth a look.

Here's a tag I made, it turned out more autumn-y than wintery, perhaps I should have added snow, but then it would have been too Christmassy!!

I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday.  

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

A Little Lace Pin Cushion and WOYWW

I made a small pin cushion for a friend, using a silver salt dish
 I found in a junk shop.
The flowers are made from gathered seam binding. 

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW to share what's on my desk this week.
A belated Happy New Year to you!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Pine Cone Christmas Cards

 A couple more Christmas cards to share.
I managed to find some nice deep envelope boxes at  that are ideal for those of us who forget to 'think thin' when card-making!!

Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy 
and creative New Year to one and all.

This week I'm linking up with the deskers over at the Stamping Ground.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Cards

I've churned out about three cards this week!  It's relaxing and I love it but I think I need to up my game if I'm going to be done by Christmas!
Here's a couple of them...

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Autumn Leaves Tags

 Tags are made - that's the autumn birthdays dealt with, now back to Christmas card making!

 You can see the shine and detail of the foil more clearly in these close-up pictures - it was quite difficult photograph.
I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday this week.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Autumn and Halloween

Well here's a rare photo of my desk - I'm in the middle of making some autumn gift tags and as I'm making 3 there seems to be loads more mess on the table than usual.  I have been using foil and die-cut leaves - I feel they look promising but to be honest anything can happen!  They will either be finished by next week or the whole lot will be dumped in a box and never seen again!!

I've also just finished a birthday card...

...and a couple of Halloween cards.  They are all using the same three colours and the same Physalis/Chinese Lanterns die, but hopefully the birthday one (above) doesn't look too Halloweeny!
I'm finding this little church die very versatile and have used it in previous posts here and here for Christmas cards.

...and finally a Trick or Treat bag for my sister - I always try and have some more grown-up sweets for her when she brings my nephews round Trick or Treating !

I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday, why not pop over and see what other people have on their desks today.