Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Another Cosy

It's time for another tea cosy me thinks. I am getting much quicker at them now I am on number three. I have started being able to recognise what stitch I have just done and unpick stitiches without twisting them. The wool was my best bargain. Electric pink and purple both found in a £1 bargain bucket outside a wool shop. What a winner. I have stopped now as I can't decide what colour to make the cherry on the top. Maybe white or plum? I really am not sure. Maybe I need to sleep on it. I think soon I might move onto a new knitting pattern now I feel I have suitably mastered this one.

Maybe this or this or maybe something completely different.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bag One

So here is my first bag. I did lots of things wrong, it was quite complicated, but it's made. Bag number two is in the making.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bag Making

I went to Liberty's and saw that they sell Amy Butler fabric which I found so exciting I proceeded to try and buy the whole shop up. I signed up to the loyalty card, and found out the material sale starts next week with 20% off everything.

I think this is the beginning of an expensive love affair. I started making this bag, but it could take some time. It's a bit more complicated than I thought. I am also eagerly waiting for my Sublime stitching pattern to arrive so I can embroider my bags. In the meantime I have been practicing with the help of my mum's really old embroidery books which are right out of the 70's. Some of the designs are probably right back at the height of fashion.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Three of Kind

Meet the gang. Persius is the leader. Snitch and Hortense spend most of their time following Persius around sniggering. Together they like to sit on the roof terrace smoking cigars and patrolling the grounds for slugs. There on-going mission is to rid the world of the slug scourge. In fact they meet in Marble Arch every tuesday to pamphlet their cause.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

I Can't Stop

Two new additions. Verybigjen has some great floral ones so I made one exactly the same as I liked them so much. The sincerest form of flattery I like think. I really must stop making these. I am an addict. They are just so quick. 20 minutes tops. Great.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Rabbits Have Mated

Something suspicious happened overnight. I am busy naming them. I might then have to separate them. Frisky little blighters.