The local show was a couple of weeks ago. It has been a few years since I entered anything in the Cottage Industries, and after chatting to Roseanne, we decided to enter some things at the last minute. We also roped in a few other ladies too.
I am back with another finish. This cute project was for a Birthday gift early this month, made with the gorgeous Miss Kate fabrics! Its a Scissor Case to hold 3 pairs of scissors. I didn't add the scissors, as I was told once that it is an 'old wives tale' by giving a gift of scissors, severs friendship. I pick and choose what tales I believe in, and I didn't want to risk this one, so gave it empty! I should have put some printed pictures of scissors in the pockets. That would have been funny!
Here it is all closed up:
I see more of these being made up in my future! Great Christmas gifts!
Yes, it has been a while. I have just been SO flat out, rarely time to blog. I have been spending way too much time on Instagram! I have noticed there are tons of bloggers on IG, it seems to be quite popular as its quick and easy! You can see me HERE.
So, what have I been up too? Lots! I have a little Friday group at the shop, sometimes they come every Fri, sometimes fortnight. Remember they made the Mouse Pincushion a little while ago? This time, they have chosen an applique and stitchery table runner (pics soon), but as they got all the prep done at the shop, ready for hand stitching during the next few weeks at home, they decided to make a pieced runner each while at the shop. Yes, there is a mistake on one, which was noticed just after this pic and was fixed, quick as a flash! 2x Plum Sweet 1x Elementary and one Chalkboard Snowman. The pattern was in a mag a long time ago, and I have made it before.... It was a PAIN as the cutting instructions were wrong. Luckily I had adjusted it from the last time I made it.
Its always fun doing the binding, knowing its the final stage:
And here is mine, made from the Chalkboard Snowman fabric.
This is going in the Christmas pressie stash as it is destined to go to Sophie's Groomer. I know she is going to love it, I made her a runner a few years back and she still talks about it!
I have some beautiful Tasmanian Alpaca Yarn in stock, and have wanted to make something from it since it arrived. its SO soft and snuggly! I found a free crochet scarf pattern over at the A Spoonful of Sugar Girls blog, and decided this was the perfect project! I set to work early this week. I found that the hook size was a little too small and it was a little too wide for what I wanted, so undone my work and re-done it with a 5.5mm hook, and adjusting the pattern to suit.
Here it is, narrower and looser....
I made mine into a cowl, and I am pretty happy with it.
I usually do my own things when it comes to crochet patterns, only because I am only a basic crocherer (I don't think that is a word), and have to get on YouTube to refresh my mind, every. single. time! This one is seriously SO easy, and SO quick! I think I might make another!