Tuesday, 22 February 2011

My Cabled Hottie

I've been tidying up a lot lately and have found a use for my cath kidston bag which came with the book 'Sew!'

I have perfected my organisation lately. I have two pairs of scissors now, one upstairs at my desk for when I work with felt and one pair downstairs near the sofa for when I knit. I have a pincushion near the sofa and one on my desk. I have all the wool I need for two projects I'm working on in this bag and a selection of knitting needles by the sofa too. Whenever I sit down now I'm ready to go!

I'm working on a hot water bottle cover and so far my cabled pattern seems to working well. The width of the water bottle was 21cm and my cable pattern worked out to be 25cm. As I started to knit the cable pattern I realised I had forgotten to allow for the cable to bunch up making the width smaller. So now it's perfect!

My other project isn't working out so well. The start of my grey bag was ok but I'm having to really concentrate so hard on the chart that it isn't at all relaxing.

Which I need it to be at the moment unfortunately. I will go back to it and write out the chart in symbols!

New felt brooch range

I've uploaded the first few brooches in a new flower felt brooch range in my new folksy shop.

I hope you like them : )

Friday, 18 February 2011

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Extreme Knitting

I love this video. I watch it every so often just to look at all the colours of the yarns! If you haven't seen it yet it's quite an oddity:

It's great visually but looks like a lot of hard work...is that a definition of arts and crafts?

Friday, 4 February 2011

Folksy Friday

I've had my first sale over in my folksy shop this week, so I thought I would share some more of my favourites with you...

I love baking and I can't get enough red and white patterns as you know so I have combined my two passions in the items below:

'Doris Apron - Retro' by "Audrey's Cat"

'Nom nom nom tea towel' by "Max and Molly Designs"

'Red Heart Jugs Tea Towel' by "Linen Prints"

'Cupcake Tea Towel' by "Bubs Bears"

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Recycling Present Packaging

It seems strange writing about Christmas presents in February but I found a use for a lovely sock box I got from my sister! It was one half of her present to me and the socks were rather groovy with the penguin on. The perfect present for a bookworm sister like me. Once I had taken the socks out I was left with this box which is perfect for little craft supplies so I can put it neatly on my shelf.

I re-used quite a lot of the containers that my presents came in. Just in the picture behind the box is a cool bucket which had lots of gardening goodies in. I redecorated it with Cath Kidston stickers and it now holds my pens and pencils on my desk.

Have you re-used any containers you got with your presents? I know the boxes and bags Boots use are sometimes presents in themselves.
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