I promised myself that today I would make time to go to the sewing shops to check out the stock.
I found two shops in a local town which I could have been in for hours was it not for having the bloke with me. He is quite enthusiastic, but not in the way that we like to delve through the shelves for ages enthusiastic! I must return to these shops with my mum!
I did treat myself to a few new bits and bobs. Some lovely fat quarters, one has a camper van pattern on and another pretty one.
I purchased some ribbons ready for Xmas makes, some embroidery scissors, another seam ripper as I keep losing the somehow?
Then I took myself off to the wool shop and brought a navy, deep red and Christmas green wool. Just waiting for some inspiration.
All I need now is some time to create something…hopefully tomorrow 🙂
I was determined to get some more makes finished this weekend and to take time out from the usual weekend chores and get some selfish time. (Although whilst making these, I managed 3 loads of washing and got them all dry, multitasking woman!) so not completely selfish time.
I hate to mention the word, but it will soon be Christmas ! As the fete I’m doing with my mum at the end of November I thought I could make the odd festive thing. So sticking to what I seem to enjoy most, I made this little festive pillow.
Using a range of different fabrics from my stash, it turned out ok. I’m happy with it 🙂
Then for my second make today, I rustled up this pencil case pouch to put my bits and bobs in. Like I don’t have enough to do, a full time job, a home and family to run, a strenuous gym schedule, I am also doing an online nutrition course. Which I somehow manage to fit in! Hence the stationary, hence the pencil case. I used my material I had left over from my sewing machine cover I made, so I can combine my two new hobbies together!
Then finally whilst I’m relaxing this evening, I’m working on some more crochet squares for another project.
So..here is a matching pillow for my owl affair. I might put some owls on this one too,
Quite amusingly the reverse of the pillow is made from the button band of an old work shirt! There is no longer such a thing as waste clothes in my house. I will soon be taking the buttons from everyone’s clothes
what shall I make next? …….
At last!, I have finally finished my crochet project!
Here is my finished crochet pillow. It started out as you know as a weekend project and has taken me all of the week to complete. Mainly as I was waiting for the delivery of the ribbon. Whilst I was waiting, I carried on creating more squares for pillow number two!
I must say, I have really enjoyed making this and it did become a bit of an obsession. I have literally been making it with every spare minute that I have had! I am quite impressed with it and I l0ve the cute little owls !
I would like to add that I dont think I could of done it if I hadnt have found some great help online from an amazing blogger littletinbird.co.uk. Her great step by step guides with pictures was a great help and really got me on my way. The little owls I found from another great site – ‘repeat crafter me’
As for the reverse of the pillow, this was a mixture of some Laura Ashley material given to me and some other materal that is mean to be for my patchwork quilt ! (I only use a bit)
I hope you like it 🙂 I am really impressed even if I can say so myself
So, it’s snowing and I have a whole weekend off work. The shopping is done, the housework is pretty much all done, so I think it’s time to make something but not too sure whether to soldier on with squares until I have enough for a pillow or to look on the Internet for a small makey make. There are some great little projects I have found online, but don’t know if my skills are quite that good yet. But I guess there is only one way to find out hey!
Here are some photos of my granny square progress this week.
Woohooo!! After another evening of tangled wool and a few choice words, I have successfully created two crochet squares! (I say patting my own back)
now I know that the more experienced crocheter will see the flaws but to me, they are just great! I found a really simple step by step guide online, with pictures. I intend to keep practicing with different square variations and hopefully end up with something.
This is now my second WIP with my patchwork quilt being the other one.
I am really enjoying my love of crafts and these little projects that I keep finding. I hope to keep progressing through various makes and create some wonderful things.
Right now, these squares will become either a blanket or a pillow.
right…I’ve been to the shops, hunted out my crochet books and wool and am going to attempt to crochet. I don’t have a master plan, I’ve looked through my books and have found some lovely stuff. I think I should start with squares. I will keep the blog updated ……