Monday, 30 December 2013

Trivets

This was a suggestion for a good friend of mine from his lovely other half, so I hope he likes them!


 They are all made with grey cotton drill quilted onto two layers of old towels.  The letters are cut from cotton or linen scraps.


They are bound with cotton bias binding and have a satin ribbon loop so they can be stored by hanging them on a hook.





 I really like them and they were a lot of fun to make!  It's also a very good recylcing use for towels that have run out of life as an actual towel.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Present Reveals!

Hullo!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas!  As you read this I am actually at my lovely in-laws house seeing my nieces and having our traditional boxing day.  However, now Christmas is over I can start showing off all my makes!

First up is my Mum's present.  She wanted a laundry bag.  Ask and ye shall receive!


It's made from a printed poly cotton with the word 'laundry' appliqued on in taffeta.  The lining is lining fabric in mustard yellow.


I turned the lining over at the top so it can be seen in a cute ruffle when the drawstring is pulled tight.




I hope Mum likes it!  Next week I have trivets and lavender sachets to show.  In the meantime, have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope you are all having a lovely day!  As you can see I am enjoying hand stitching!  I'll show you the finished article another time though. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fire Mage Tunic

Made for a lovely new friend!  Introducing Physara, elven  fire mage!


The tunic is red cotton drill and trimmed with red braid and gold ribbon.


 The pattern is my own and loosely based off my pyjama top pattern.  Seems to have worked nicely!


It has a flame detail appliqued on in velvet, taffeta and satin.  Other than that, there's not a lot to say!


See you on Monday, with a new coat!


Monday, 2 December 2013

Knitting again!

Well, I had scraps of yarn to use up...  First up, I decided to knit some bows, some of which will be used as presents and others I will have for hair bands.

An in progress view!

 At this point I decided I would like to knit a flower so I did a ravelry pattern search.  And found this.  Only I don't really like wearing headbands, so who would be a good recipient of such a thing?


Ah yes, one small sort of niece should do the job nicely! Doesn't she look sweet?  And after all, what is the job of an auntie (related or not) if not to shower nieces and nephews with presents?


It was a very quick knit, even by my notoriously slow knitting speeds.  The flower was a little tricky, but other than that it was super easy.


 And yes, yes I am showering you with pictures of Miss Small Bean.  No, I don't care that this is meant to be a blog about larp kit!

She informs me on a regular basis that I have extremely tasty fingers and thumbs....

On Thursday we'll be back to larp kit for a little while, promise!