Thursday, 27 September 2018

african flower crochet

I have had a little break from my blog but my hands have still been creating. I have been crocheting using the African flower pattern. I made owl and cat cushions.

 This cat is smaller and is used as a door stop

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

knitted baby dolls clothes

The dolls clothes are the last of the things that I made for Christmas. They are happily playing with them all, changing the dolls clothes and taking them for walks in their prams.

I made a nice little basket to put the dolls in with matching pillows and blankets but unfortunately I didn't take a picture.
I am having a rest now from children's things and I have now started to make myself an Aran jumper.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Knitted winter hats and neck warmers

Happy new year to you all
I have been preparing for winter with matching hats and neck warmers. I have put beads on top of the hats instead of the usual bobbles. The weather has been very cold and a warm hat and scarf is needed to keep the ears warm.

I have been knitting presents for my nieces for Christmas, I have made them lots of knitted play food and dolls clothes. They have a play kitchen and love pretending to make dinner for us all



Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Swedish tomte and cards

Hi, I have got lots for you to see this time, I have made lots more cards and I have discovered the Swedish tomte, which is like a father Christmas crossed with a knome. I thought that I would have a go at making some and here is what I made

 This one I didn't knit but made it from an old knitted jumper
 This is a felted one
This one I knitted and put a bell on its hat
I have only done one embroidered card this time as I have been more in the mood for parching so here are my creations.






Friday, 4 August 2017

knitted slippers and embroidered cards

I have knitted two pairs of slippers, both of which are for presents. I have used nice blue and purple colours, which will be nice for the winter.

I have added a few more embroidered cards to the collection
The first one is a lovely bird done in a straight stitch

The second is an owl card, I like the colours of this one, the background is done in red and blue water colours, making nice rich tones, complimenting the golden owl.

The third card is a Christmas moon embroidered in silver thread.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

embroidered and parchment cards

These are my latest cards, there is a mix of embroidered and parchment cards

The wreath is embroidered with satin stitch and French knots and the background I painted with water colours

I thought that I would have a try at redwork, this is something that I haven't done before. I was happy with how they turned out, they are a lot quicker to embroider, just trace the pattern and sew using straight stitch.

The next cards are parchment, coloured using pencils

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Embroidered cards

This time I have been embroidering cards,  I would like to do another craft fair at some point so I am trying to build up my stock, I have got a long way to go yet and a lot of sewing to do so I think I will aim more for next year.
These are what I have made so far

I have framed them all using an embossed card frame, I thought this was the best idea as the embroideries could be put into proper picture frames or just left as cards.