Thursday, March 15, 2018

It will be an egg, promise

Katie Dean went and did it again and brought out a pattern that I just could not resist esp. when I got an email offering me a discount on it!
After seeing the amounts needed I had a look to see what I had that I could possibly use and made a start, rather unsurprisingly it's purple.

First you make a few of these

and join them together

then you do rows of peyote, add an inner wall and hey presto you have half an egg

The other half of the egg is well under way so wander back in a day or two and it should be done

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meet Alfie

At long last I can share little Alfie with you all.

Back in December when I did my Christmas gifts posts I mentioned that I'd had a hiccup with Mel's one and it wasn't finished in time.
He was handed over to her and I explained the problems and that I needed to have him back to finish him which Mel did and he was done a few days later.

I finally got to hand him over to Mel yesterday!  Although she lives the closest of the 2 girls we just haven't managed to get together since Christmas until then.
Mel knew he was finished and had seen pics of him and even picked his name and I felt I couldn't post here until he went to his new home.

Alfie is the small turtle box from Julia Pretl and I used a pattern shared to members of Seed Beads and more on Facebook for his head

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

I knitted!

Towards the end of last year I started going to the local library on a Thursday afternoon for a craft group.  Most of them are knitters but I take along my beading however early in Jan we had a visitor from a localish charity (whose name escapes me) that makes tweedle muffs, bags etc for dementia patients.   They had recently come up with an idea for a canula sleeve to help stop those with dementia pulling them out all the time and where asking for people to knit them.

So me with my limited knitting skills decided that even I could manage one so I did with the aid of a book for more than the basic stitches.

The inside of it is done in plain stocking or garter stitch in whatever colour you like I used a white and a mutli colour and did garter stitch

Then came the outside and apart from moss stitch, rib and basic stitches I can't remember what I did! 

I hate stitching knitting together with a passion (one reason I don't really do anything other than socks) so one of the other group members is going to do that bit for me on this one and any others I manage to produce.
I did however make a slight boo boo with it in that it's supposed to be in one long piece not 2 like mine is but that can be fixed :)

Friday, March 02, 2018

Weekend progress

Well I said I wanted to reach the left hand edge of the bears during Feb and I did :) so I'm a happy bunny.

There won't be any progress to report from this weekend because I have plans and there is a chance there won't be any for a couple of weeks :( one of the models has a fairly tight deadline so I might have to put it aside for a couple of weeks

Thursday, March 01, 2018

February progress & March goals

For Feb I said
Start the next model that has arrived   Done
Finish the model for Sparklies   Nop, not even got halfway
Get to the left hand edge of my weekend project  Yes :)
Get to the edges on Peacock Cypher   No :(
Bead an ornament   Done

For March I would like to
Finish the model I'm working on
Finish the model for Sparklies
Bead an ornament

I stitched every day in February on 6 different projects.  I had 1 finish and 3 new starts 2 of which are models so no sharing as yet but I will as soon as they are released.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

January Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is the brain child of Jo and is a way to encourage us to use those items in our stash's that have been gifted to us.   It could be a skein of thread, piece of fabric, a chart or maybe it's something being made as a gift (shoehorns are also acceptable)

I decided that it was time I used the silks gifted to me by Daffycat several years ago for Peacock Cypher with the added bonus of always having at least one project that I would be able to use for my GG post each month.

I'm busy with models currently so it's not getting much attention but that will change at some point and I'll get to spend more than a couple of hours on it

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Another travel project finished

More time sitting round at hospital appointments has meant that I've finished another small project, my 4th of the year.

This time it's from Bent Creek and it's one of their The Littles series called unsurprisingly Snowman.

He's on an oddment of aida and I used the DMC conversation for him

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Weekend progress

I've made a start on the other side of the chest of drawers now.

While I have models to do with deadlines I'm only going to be working on this on a Sunday so I won't be making quite as much progress on it for a few weeks and I'm good with that after all all progress is good even if it's only a few stitches

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Model finish

The model I spent most of January working on has been released so I'm now able to share.

My pic really doesn't do it justice but I struggled to get a good one it no matter where I tried to take one :(  if you follow the first link above that will take you to the page on the website for it
The fabric is gorgeous and is produced by Alessandra herself in fact I posted a pic of it when it arrived

Friday, February 16, 2018

TUSAL time

Yes folks it's that time of the month once more to post pics of our stitching rubbish.

The TUSAL is hosted by Daffycat in blogland but we also have a facebook page now as well.  The first of those links will take you to the sign up page for TUSAL and will answer any questions you may have.

I've added orts from 2 models, Abundance, Peacock Cypher, little snowman and the bears this time round

And my beading orts which don't seem to be growing even though I've been beading lots maybe it's because they are almost all white at the moment