Sunday, 25 November 2012

The end is not in sight

I'm starting to feel the pressure of the Christmas crafting. I think following Santa on twitter was not a good idea as he counts down the days to Christmas like he is taunting me. I still feel like I have so much to do, hopefully I can get a few things ticked off the list in the next week. I'm still working on the socks for my brother which I hope to get done tonight.

I finished knitting a cowl for a secret santa gift in work. The person I made this for looks really good in blue so I hope they like it. It was curling lots while a was knitting so I crocheted an edging but it still curled but thankfully after blocking it is nice and flat now.
So with all of this crafting for other people at the moment I have not had much time to make stuff for myself so instead I have been keeping a creative journal.
I have combined two journals that I had made to make one super journal. The cover is crocheted from banana silk, it has the most amazing sheen and is very soft and strong.

I've been having lots of fun doing what the hell  want on each page. It's so much more fun than just writing about what you have done each day, it's more like playing than journaling.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Christmas Craft Continues

Hello friends,

Well it's been very busy recently and shows no sign of slowing but at least there has been some progress.
I have finished some chunky knitted bags which turned out very well. My favorite is this striped one as it was a stash busting project and the stripes look pretty cool and makes me want to make other striped things.
I've also been knitting socks for the men folk in the family. Though for some stupid reason I have ended making socks for the men with the biggest feet, Sigh! Thankfully I have found a pattern that is very quick to knit. This pattern from corn flower blue studio uses aran/10ply yarn and as they are ankle socks they really don't take much time at all. They are a bit big for me but you get the idea.
Today I have been working with the sewing machine making presents for the kids. I love making crayon rolls. They are so easy and kids really love them. I have adapted this pattern from The Pleated Poppy to make it fit the chubby pencils I got. Despite falling out with the sewing machine over tension issues I am very pleased with how they turned out.
Well I hope you are enjoying the Christmas craft updates,


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Back on Track

Hello Friends,

Well the Christmas crafting is back on track now, but I still feel like I'm not doing enough, Sigh, I guess I'll feel better once I know it's all done. So this week I have been working on presents for my nieces.

These tutus are going to go down a storm. I made them by sewing some elastic together then tying strips of netting to the elastic, I ended up using 2 meters of netting per tutu and I like being able to change colour to make them more fun. I posted a picture n twitter and some of my friends have fallen in love with them so I may have to make some adult sizes soon.

And to match the tutus the girls are getting a crocheted crown each. I love this pattern for the princess crown. it turned out so well I am tempted to make one for myself
Well it's a short one this week but i hope you enjoy my crafty updates :) see you next week