Saturday, 29 June 2013

A challenge

I'm trying out Blogger mobile so apologies for the randomness of this post!

I have just been given a bag of alpaca fluff! Anyone know how I prepare it ready to spin?

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Scout Kit for Summer

Summer scout kit is big and clever as it means you don't boil alive when you're usual scout kit is a coat so warm you can go bare armed underneath it in winter!

I didn't have time or inclination to start from scratch though so I took this jacket, cut the sleeves off, took the lining out and covered it in patches.  Then I reattached the (now patched sleeves) and add the needed secret pocket, fastenings of and a cue pixie hood.  Because pixie hoods are awesome!


 
Above are the photos we took on the Saturday morning of the 36hr.  In case you are thinking silly Luthaisea, that isn't good camouflage it shows your extremely pale arms, well, below is a picture of me in action later in the day :)

As you can see I wear fur armour.  This is usually hidden under my coat, but I decided it was too hot to have multiple layers on my arms and I'm so glad I decided that!

Anyway, see you next week when I will have a house warming gift to share!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Dorset Buttons

Oops, a few weeks late.  Sorry!  Despite my best intentions life does have this habit of getting in the way.  I think I need to learn how to do the 'scheduling posts to publish thing' so I don't have to worry so much if I can't come up with a blog post on the right days.

Anyway, I had a birthday a little while ago and amongst my many awesome presents (pretty things!  Green things!  Handmade with love things!) I was given a kit containing enough stuff to make 6 Dorset buttons.

I confess to never having heard of Dorset buttons before now, but I fell in love almost instantly.  They are so easy to make, so pretty and best of all, mine are green!



Aren't they wonderful?  Now I've finished them, they are tucked inside my button box, waiting for the perfect project to complete!  I'll try and blog on Thursday, to show of Eirlys' summer kit :)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Odds and Ends

Well, I've stalled on my latest project (a black velvet bodice, more on that another time) and my next thing (patched summer kit for Eirlys) is only just getting under way. So today I have dug out some old photos of things that for whatever reason I didn't share when I made them.



This is a 'taggie' blanket I made for my adorable baby cousin when he was born.  I have since made another one for another friends baby, but I forgot to photograph it before I packed it up and posted it!



This is a little picture I gave to some friends who moved to America.  I hope they are well settled now!  I think about them often and miss them lots.
 


And this is a quick patchwork blanket I ran up for work.  I meant it to be baby cot sized, but it ended up a fair bit bigger.  However it does sterling work as a den curtain, a magic carpet, a container of treasure and occasionally just as a blanket to snuggle in and read books under!

Right - I am heading off to pin patches again.  I shall show you all my hand sewn buttons on Thursday.  They are very cool!