Crochet

Unicorn Basket

Remember that project I took apart in this post? I used the leftovers and a tiny bit more to make this cutie. The pattern is free! Yarn is Drops Paris (100% cotton, Aran weight) with the recommended hooks for the pattern. The flowers were harder to do than I thought they would be, I must admit! Think I’m going to…

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Sewing

Giraffe – Simplicity 2613

Morning everyone! I’m slowly getting photos sorted of the items I have made since we’re finally getting some good light with the sunshine. I made this for my friend and her new bundle of joy back in December. It’s the giraffe from Simplicity 2613. I used a yellow dot minky that I’ve had in my stash for years, blue safety…

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Crochet

Beauty Pads

I’ve been sorting through my WIPs, I definitely need to tackle that pile this year. I came across a WIP that I started with a specific intention but it’s no longer useful so pulled it apart to repurpose. The yarn is drops paris which is 100% cotton, Aran weight. It started life like the striped object you see in the…

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Cross Stitch, Model Stitch

Gustavo

My first cross stitch finish of the year was a model stitch for Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks called Gustavo. DMC threads were used (1 over 1), not sure on what the exact fabric was but definitely aida.

Cross Stitch

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to all of those who celebrate it and I hope the coming New Year brings you good health and happiness!  Here’s a little stitch from a magazine! I am running out of storage for my crafting. I am adding too much stash and not spending much (if any) time using it. I have counted at least 15 started…

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Christmas Stockings

I have had two Christmas stocking panels sitting in my stash for a good few years now. I had always put off making them as I had mistakenly thought quilting would be involved and it was not long after I had made a few quilted duffel bags. I was quilted out. It was so long ago, I can’t even find…

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Teeny Beanie

I am in the process of making myself a summery top made with the pineapple fabric that you saw in a previous post. I sent a progress photo to a friend asking her opinion on how I should finish the top as it has a couple of options. She was telling me how much she loved the fabric so I…

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Update

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all those that celebrate it! I decided very last minute I wanted to put some decorations up. I know, I know. I picked up these little kids crafty kits from Lidl (UK). I just wanted to put it above the door so cut the string in half and only used one of each decoration. It was only…

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Fabric Haul

I may not be good at getting things sewn up but I am good at buying the materials so here is a look at some of the fabrics I have bought recently. I had my first trip to BST Fabrics which is based in South Shields, UK. I bought some cotton lycra, swim fabric and power net to line the…

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Reviews, Sewing

Review: Swedish Tracing Paper

As I don’t particularly like sitting, taping patterns together, I started getting them printed in a A0 format. My printer guzzles ink so for me it’s not more expensive than printing A4 at home. However, I did not want to cut those patterns up (I don’t like cutting patterns in general) so wanted to find a good material to trace…

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