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.

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.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Cold weather and Boots

Hi all, I am preparing for the onset of the cold weather, and to kick it off have just finished this pair of very warm and comfortable prairie boots. All that is required now is to place a denim sole on them and they will maintain their shape as well. Arranging these photos to fit properly is a real mongrel, I want them all in a line at the top of the post, and do you think they will go ........ NO ..... they just do what they want and spoil the look of the page .... oh well, I suppose they are on here, if anyone wants to check them out. Bye for now

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Leibster Award

I've had this award passed on to me from Anne of Snail Patches. Liebster means "favourite" in German and this award is given out to blogs with 200 or less followers. So I now need to pass the award onto 5 blogs and let them know they've been given an award. The other thing I have to do is tell you five things about me. So here goes...... 1 - I am retired, and loving it 2 - I am mother to 5 daughters, and grandmother to 5 wonderful girls - ages ranging fro 10 years to 6 months 3 - I love knitting & am making socks & knitted dolls (from Jean Greenhowe designs) 4 - I love dogs & have an 8 year old male Chihuahua, who thinks he is a Rottweiler & a 19 month old female American Staffordshire x American Pitbull (who is absolutely beautiful & gentle) 5 - I do not like cooking :) Now to pass this forward:- 1 - Vanessa of Timeless Oasis Garden 2 - Bec of Oh Sew Busy 3 - Fiona@Dragonfly-Crafts 4 - Shiralee Sttches 5 - The Chocolate Cat

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Gifts & Goodies

Easter Mamma Ducks and Ducklings made for my 5 grand daughters for their Easter gift. They loved the ducks and asked if they could have a Papa duck also 
This is the Easter cake which one of my daughters made. She has never had any lessons in cake decoration 

I hope every one has had a wonderful day today, filled with fun and family xoxo

Monday, 30 January 2012

Bags, wall hangings & quilt tops

Hi to anyone who happens to visit me, these are a few things that I have made over the last few months. I don't think I have previously posted them, if I have, I will just have to remove them again.
I have had a pretty hectic few weeks, with trying to sort out a house which refuses to be sorted at this point so it will take a lot longer than I want it to. Getting rid of junk in the back yard, so that I can make a garden retreat (for myself to hide away, when I feel the need) and a regular garden in the remaining unfenced area, suitable for dogs and grandchildren to play in :))

The panel below is called "Hidden Wells". Since this photo was taken, i have sewn the pieces together & I need to find some fabric to complement or contrast, so I can complete it

I have just finished a Beatrix Potter Wall hanging for my DD5, of the three little kittens. I will show the front, but no-one is allowed to see the back of it. 
 I have also completed another recycled jeans shoulder bag - for DGD1, and she absolutely loves it. Might get orders from some of her friends - will see what happens!!!!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Holiday Pics

 Hi, this is my first post for 2012. It has nothing to do with sewing or quilting, but it was great being at the site of the photo. Just one or two photos from my holiday

From caves around Mount Gambier
 Sunken Garden in Mount Gambier
One of the scenic views along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria