Tuesday, 6 December 2016

finished knitted patchwork cushion and jumper project

The cushion is now backed with a matching green material and a knitted border.

My next project is a new jumper

I am having problems with this pattern already, I started knitting the front first but the triangle pattern in the middle didn't look right. There are two stitches C2F and C2B, I think they have printed the instructions wrong as the C2F is worked on the back instead of the front and the C2B is on the front, I have always knitted them the other way round before. In the end I started to knit the back and I will test the pattern

Friday, 18 November 2016

knitted patchwork cushion

I have been working on a knitted patchwork cushion, at first it was going to be a blanket but it was taking to long so I decided on a cushion. I knitted different sizes of blocks using different knitted stitches and embellished them using mainly chain, cross stitch and lazy daisy stitches. I now have to add a border and back

I have also made another parchment Christmas card

Friday, 7 October 2016

parchment cards

Hello everyone
 Has any one had any trouble with their blog? All of my blog list disappeared for a few days but now I have got them all back again so what went wrong is a mystery!

I have been doing more parching so here are the cards that I have made this time.

 These two cards are for my niece's Birthday


Friday, 16 September 2016

chicken doorstop

This week I have done a little fun knitting, I have made a knitted chicken doorstop to sell at the knitting clubs charity Macmillan coffee morning.

Friday, 2 September 2016

parchment cards

I have been doing lots of parching over the last few weeks, I am finding it very enjoyable. I still haven't got most of the tools but I have been improvising and making do. The hardest thing is matching a colour for the back of the parchment as it changes the look of the colours. Here area the cards that I have made so far. I have tried to make each one a little bit different so that I am learning new ideas all the time.
This was the first card that I made for my Mum's Birthday

The open book card was an idea I had after seeing some fantastic examples on the internet. I was pleased with my attempt but they are not in the same league as some of the others.

 This card was placed on a blue background

 This is may second attempt, I have made the pages more fancy around the edges, added a darker colour for the background and a different braid. I have made three of these all for my friends and family.

 This one was made by just embossing the parchment

This card is one of my favourites, I like how delicate and feminine it looks

Friday, 15 July 2016

A mixed bag of crafting

I have finally managed to finish my Aran jumper, it seems to have taken for ever. I am pleased with the jumper but my husband doesn't like the colour but being a woman I will take no notice and wear it anyway.

I have been watching a couple of programmes on the HOCHANDA channel about parchment craft and found myself very taken by the techniques. I have bought a pair of parchment scissors and some paper and these are my cards that I have made so far.

This was the first card that I made, I haven't tried the perforating techniques yet so I embossed the pattern and then painted on the reverse,

with this card I traced the rose pattern and then embossed the white parts with the embossing tools and then painted on the reverse. The border was made by drawing lines on the parchment to make the frill effect. There are lots of ways to use the different techniques and I can't wait to get stuck in!

Here is a little crochet owl that I like the look of and just had to make it.

The next photo is a picture of something my mum found that belonged either to her mum or her auntie. We think it may be some kind of knitting object but other than that we know nothing about it. If anyone knows what it is and how to use it please let me know. The wooden wheel at the bottom turns round.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Cards and updated projects

Hello, it has been a while since I have blogged, time has been filled with crafting of one sort or another.  I have also started to research my family tree which is very time consuming but interesting.

Firstly I will update you on my knitting projects, my aran jumper is progressing at a slow speed. I have finished the back, a sleeve and nearly finished the second sleeve.

The Barbie clothes are finished now, I think that I have made a good selection for the girls to play with.

My niece Evie will be three next month so here are two cards that I have made for her.
Peppa Pig and friends are put on springs so that they wobble.

The bow card I made for my friend Pam.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Barbie chair

Barbie now has a chair in her bedroom completing the bedroom set. The chair was made from foam covered with pink material and a matching blanket.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Barbie's bedroom

Here is my Barbie furniture, the only thing left to finish is a settee and the room is complete, I will save them all for Christmas.

 The bed I made from skirting board from my Mum's garage

Still lots more clothes to make!

Monday, 18 April 2016

Hilda and Sid knitted cushion

I have not had much time to blog recently but I have still been creating. I was asked to make this cushion for a friend who has a relative who has been married for 60 years and their names are Sid and Hilda.

I have finished the back of my aran jumper but I haven't had time to do any more yet. I have been busy with my little Barbie dolls project for my two nieces, it is going to be a Christmas present. I will show you all what I have made in my next blog, there are lots of knitted clothes, a bed and chest of drawers and I am attempting to make a dolls wardrobe.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Aran jumper and poppy cross stitch card

I have started to knit myself an Aran jumper, I was given two big balls of wool in a nice shade of sage green, the colour is a little darker than on the picture. I am using an old pattern that I found in a charity shop which I thought was rather nice.

I have also been continuing my cross stitch cards which I find very relaxing to do. I have chosen a poppy design but used a pink colour instead of red. I have framed the card using a blue embossed pearl card.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Blue knitted bag

This week I have made another knitted bag, it was knitted from wool donated to the knitting club. It will be sold to raise money for our charity.

Monday, 22 February 2016

This weeks crafting

I have been plodding along nicely with all my projects this week. Firstly I have made another new baby card. I have used quilling for the pram. I have made this card with a simple design which I think works well.

I was given three balls of super chunky wool which I have knitted into a bag.

Progress on the rug is going slow but I have added a few extra swirls to it, I used a milky brown colour. I am going to use this pattern all the way round until the rug has a rectangular shape.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

New baby cross stitch card

This is a card that I enjoyed making, with my favourite pink colours. The design is baby bear done in cross stitch with an embossed border.
The knitted rug is coming along slowly, I have gone for a brown colour, I will post you a picture next time.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Framed cross stitch cat, Mother's day card and knitted rug

Hello everyone, this is an update on my projects for this week. The cat picture has now been framed, the Mother's day card is now completed of which I am very pleased with, the design was just the right size for the embossed frame.

I have made some additions to the knitted rug, the flowers have been put together with swirl shapes to fill in the spaces. I am going to introduce a new colour next to frame the central design, I may pick browns and beige, what do you all think!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Cross stitch cat

Hello everyone, I haven't put much on my blog for a while as I have been busy with the festivities and also making a few pairs of everyday socks which I didn't post as they weren't anything exciting. My latest project has been this cat cross stitch picture which is for my mum's friends birthday. I am now trying to find a suitable frame for it.
I have also started my Mother's day card which is the cross stitch bird on a branch of blossom. I am going to frame the card using the embossed rose design 
The knitted rug that I started months ago is now turned into the knitting club project. We thought of making a rag rug but not all members were keen, they all liked the rug idea and they will all be able to contribute to the making of it. I will post pictures of how we are progressing.