I’m twitching again to try something different. I’ve got my squares all prepared to carry on with the patchwork quilt. I feel the need to start something else. (Well, I have read some people’s stories about their quilts and they can take years to make)
i have empty jars awaiting some fantastic master plan but I can’t quite get the gist of what to do with them. I’ve been hoarding more material sourced from here, there and every where Like the world is about to run out. I want to make a roman blind for my daughters bedroom, buntin for the kitchen, a cloth for the kitchen (the ones to hold hot pans and the stove kettle handle when it’s hot). So many ideas, but not a clue where to start!
So, today whilst out shopping, I brought this small cross stitch project. I’m thinking of making it and then incorporating it in either a pillow or the kitchen cloth thing. Or maybe for it to be nothing more than it is, just a pretty piece of cross stitch.
Its been a few years since I have done any cross stitch, but surely I can remember how to do it and follow the pattern.
Ta-dah !! Finally after many interruptions and some long hours sewing, I have completed my pussy cats door stop. Although I have not weighted it, so I’m not sure if it will be used as a doorstop or not.
I loved seeing this project grow and it was great when I finally got around to assembling it today
The material was sourced from various places. Some I had in stock and some is recycled shirts I brought from a car boot sale. The jewels are some costume earrings I purchased in a sale. I do enjoy using reclaimed materials and turning them into something. It’s amazing how far an old shirt can go. The patterns can be quite interesting and the also come with buttons.
hope you like it ….
I am chipping away at my cat doorstop.
I have a new kitten in our house, which has slowed my progress. As you can imagine, with cute kitten eyes staring at me, I’m easily distracted.
This is my distraction 🙂
3 cats done
I just have 2 more cats to do then to assemble them and stuff them. Hopefully I will have finished by they weekend
I have completed my two owl cushions and am now twitching to make something else. I enjoy making pillows but want to try something different. I guess I’ll be trawling the Internet for inspiration!
Any ideas of where to look?
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? …….
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.
I seem to spend my spare minutes trawling the Internet looking for new ideas And inspiration.
I seem to be flooding with enthusiasm to create more makeymakes. I am having a ‘crafty Wednesday’ with my daughter tomorrow night to make some fun felt animals we found on Pinterest. I am really looking forward to that, it will be fun!
I know I should plod on with my patchwork quilt but I’m keen to get stuck into something different. Inspired by a fellow blogger I’m keen to get some wool and start some crochet squares to see where that leads. Now, crochet requires my full attention and all my books out to get me through the simplest of patterns. I’ve found some fun examples of crochet squares online. One incorporates an owl pattern which interests me.
but I think I maybe testing my limited skills with that! I may have a practice run with some spare wool tonight.
I’ve saved an interesting jar that once hosted a candle which I seem to have 100 different plans for of how to decorate or fill it.
I’m certainly enjoying my new love of creating!
So many ideas and not enough time….