Saturday, 16 March 2013

Bits & Pieces

This is the first ball of yarn, that i have spun. i am hoping to do more soon - when the weather is cooler

This is an Adult Surprise Jacket, in the making. If you want to see what it looks like finished, just drop by in a few weeks (c;


ThiS is my youngest grand daughter (19 months) wearing a pair of grandma's hand made socks. She is such a gorgeous little girl

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Patterns and yarns

My Noro Jacket
I have been making this jacket for a while now.
but had to take a break until I obtained the correct
yarn to complete it. It feels incredible on my skin
and I absolutely love the colour.

The yarn used for this jacket started life in another, totally inappropriate pattern, for this type of yarn, so it was frogged. I then tried it in another article, but again was the wrong pattern for the yarn. This was the third attempt, and this one is a keeper

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hello again ........ I am really giving my sewing machine a workout, now ....... I have been sewing for the last 3 days, and this is the result. I purchased 2 different Sari fabrics, from Spotlight, and this is the first Tunic top finished. My young dog, Mint, is showing her approval of the top. She can usually be found sleeping under my chair, while I am sewing

Thank you for visiting

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Finished WIP's

I have been quite busy since the last time I posted. Here are photos of some of the items I have completed.

Fingertipless
While completing these, I have also been rearranging half of my house, so that I have more work space

Birthday present for Miss C
Fingertipless gloves - almost finished

Brioche hat for Miss M
I started this quilt for my dad, but unfortunately 
he died before it was finished. It is now my memorial piece,
and is made from Japanese fabrics - 
signifying his time spent in Japan, with the BECOF Forces after the 
 Hydrogen Bombs were dropped, and Fleur de Lis - signifying his 
long involvement with the Scouting Movement

Harley Davidson Cake, made by DD4,
for her father for Father's Day
Ice Coffee Cake made by DD4, for her
 husband for Fathers Day





This is no longer in existence - I didn/t like it,
so I am using the yarn for another jumper

Back view of non-existent jumper
Doll made for Miss A, for Christmas.
I have modelled this on the child
A discovery bag, made for my youngest 
Granddaughter, for her first birthday 










Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Winter Woollies

I am so pleased with myself, I am beginning to finish some of my knitted WIP's, so that I can begin some items of apparel for myself. Here is the first completed WIP

This hat is for one of my GD's, and I have almost completed a similar one that will go to a little boy

Ellice xx


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Mothers Day

Beaded necklace and bracelets made by my grand daughters for their mother
My Mother's Day cake made by my daughter
Mother's Day has been and gone, I had a great day visiting my daughters and their children. 3 of my grand daughters visited for Friday night and all day Saturday. We made presents for their mother and had a great day.