Thursday, 18 March 2010

A double-sided rucksack

I put the eyelets in the AC's new drawstring bag today. 

Custom made, to the requirements of a very demanding client, this one of a kind creation features the Union flag material on one side, and the green camo on the other, making it fully reversible!

Finished with brass eyelets and black cord, and full of martial arts gear, it looks (tho I says it as shouldn't!) spiffing!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Finished the scarf

Finished pictures of the scarf

From this.....

To this!

Draped over the line to show the oh-so-easy-pattern.

Lying on the woodpile to show the lovely brooches from Lupin.  My children at school loved them, and have decided I need a sunshine one to go with the raincloud, as I am more sunshine than rain! Or a rainbow one to match my socks. I might be looking at her shop later....... (ok, we all know the *might* is a fib!)

Lastly a slightly dodgy one of me.  By me.  Well, who else - there is no one else here lol!

I'm off to the doctors at the behest of my mother now.  We shall see what we shall see.

Laters people.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

No1 finish for 2010

Ok, it's been a long time coming, but in the second week of January this was completed, and delivered to the bundle of joy for whom it was made.

And I likes it a lot, I does.


It's only a cot quilt, and it has a couple of wobbly bits, but I really enjoyed doing the pieced back and it looks lovely tucked over and around the child.

I've found recently though that I can't actually sew at the moment - my brain isn't up to it.   So I'm knitting, because I can pick it up and put it down with no effort.

Eventually, it will be a scarf.  Although I have unpicked it all since this photo was taken.  I thought I could live with the mistake in it, and I can't. *shrug*  I'm also making it half as wide again as the pattern says, because I want it for school as a wrap.

So that's what I'm up to lol! How about you?

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Donna's quilt (2)

Well, you know how it is.

You don't mean to, and then you find that at 6am you are ironing HSTs instead of trousers.  How did that happen? I don't know.  But the quilt is laid out now and looks like.......

I think it's going to be ok!  I have to work out how to proceed - I've never made one like this.  I'm guessing it's into pairs, then strips, then join the two strips together.  After that it'll just need a border, probably in cream, then batting and backing and we're done.

I likes it though.

I have 4 more baby quilts to make.  Before the end of January.

No problems....... ;-)

Oh, and I joined in the Jolly Holly Blog bingo which looks to be a lot of fun!

Shower and school

Off I go.......

Donna's quilt (1)

So tonight I suddenly know what I want to do for Donna's daughters baby quilt.  Unlike quilting for fun, this one has a deadline.  Baby is due in January.  Donna would like her quilt by the end of term.  That's Friday.


But it's ok.  I have a plan.

It's a good plan, sketched on a whiteboard.  I like it.   The materials are these:-

 They were on my table, now they are cut.  What is in the big bag behind them?

You may well ask, Dear Reader, you may well ask.

I had some kind of brain melt down after the inquest, and bought 20 square metres of batting.  20.

I know I'll use it, but still......

Anyway, this is as far as I have got with the quilt tonight.  Cut 5inch squares, made HST's from them, using a colour with a pale pale pink gorgeousness.

I was going to iron them tonight, but I'm a tad tired, so I'll leave it I think!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

I found the camera!

Ah, that's better!

Except it's sideways.

Oh well.  One can't have everything!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas centre

At night, apparently.

To fill in the discerning reader, the camera is at school.  This should be a 4 patch block with poinsettia fabric, red background, white flowers, white background, red flowers.  Green surround, white surround.

This phone is not good at pictures.  But I made this tonight.  I suppose in about 3 hours?  Not bad for a beginner!