The bed runner is growing. The name and date of birth have been appliqued and outlined. More blocks have been added either side of the central panel. I'm now waiting for the batting to arrive, so it can all be sandwiched and quilted.
Make a peg bag. There is probably more than one way to do these, but this is the method I use
This was the last item made to go into the parcel to Texas.
This buttoned scarf is knitted in Sirdar Big Softy yarn, which lives up to its name. The buttons have come from the button tin and were perfect for the finishing touch.
All being well, there should be a tutorial tomorrow. If you requested one, come back tomorrow and see if it's the one you wanted.
Do you remember the snuggly cushion? The one with the gorgeous wool? I told you the wool was so nice, that more things would be made from it.
The first extra, is this lovely scarf. It's just a plain scarf, with garter stitch ends, perfect for wrapping up this winter. This has gone to Texas, along with the pillow, so ir will be in good company.
There's one other item that made the journey over the Atlantic, I'll show you tomorrow.
After the hot lips, it's onto something a lot calmer. It seems owls are a hot favourite too. This time though, we have lots of little owls.
Today, I'll be braving the elements to pick up a parcel, which I'm hoping will contain something wonderful to show you all. While I'm out, I'll be visiting the fabric shop, I need to find some red gingham, let's hope they have some in stock.
There wasn't much left of the lips fabric once the ironing board cover was made, but I couldn't let it go to waste.
This peg bag is definitely a mix of traditional and modern. It's a traditional style bag, with very modern fabric. It'll definitely be a conversation starter over the garden fence.
More fabric has been bought by request, and in the coming week, there will also be a tutorial on how these bags are made.
There's nothing better than a bit of hand sewing for relaxing. Here's a sneaky glimpse of a work in progress.
The letters and numbers were machine appliqued to the patchwork, but needed a little something to bring them out. Out comes the embroidery thread, and some back stitch outlining, the problem is solved.
A word of caution-Mind The Pins!
Well, the lips cover was a giant, so going back to one of a more normal size, felt a lot easier. This one has been made from some gifted fabric, a blue rose pattern.
There are more ironing board covers to come, but there is something a little different to show you first. Come back tomorrow for another sneaky peak of some work in progress.
It's always fun, trying to match a persons likes with fabric. I was asked to find fabric for an ironing board cover that would fit this brief - Work with a Diva in mind........ Cerise, hot pink, lilac or purple or even gold or silver crowns, stilettos, bling. Or lipstick prints.
I thought it was going to be a difficult search, as she had a definite feel in mind. Surprisingly, it was a lot easier than I was expecting, this fabric was just the thing.
Not only was the fabric a challenge, this board is huge, so this is the biggest cover I've made. It's now on it's way to it's new home. I hope it won't take too long, as ironing is on hold until it arrives.
I love talking to other creative people, especially those that like to set you a challenge to progress your creative talents.
This is the start of the journey of a particular challenge, it's something that will progress over the next few months. The starting point is my embroidered pebbles.
The question was, can they be used as paperweights.
This hasn't been finished yet, but this is the idea of having a pebble as a paperweight, using reclaimed slate.
In time, we're hoping to do them in different colours, but I'm just getting the idea into my head, visualising how best to develop them.