I’ve been a bit slack lately as my PhD has been foremost in my mind…. but it’s due to be submitted soon, so I have a bit more time on my hands! I’ve actually made a few of these now for various people (Father, MIL, BF, husband), mainly from Bendigo Woollen mills Stellar yarn (50% bamboo, 50% wool), either 12ply or 8ply. The pattern is from The Woven and its also on Ravelry. I currently have one made for my foot 🙂 The pattern is relatively easy to follow, but be careful with your pickup around the cuff. I think … Continue reading Fancy slippers
OK so I’ve finished my PhD. Time to get back to my projects, and sharing those projects! So in my Wednesday patchwork classes, we have decided to do a quilt-a-long project – a project that is similar for us to do together. Each month, Amanda AKA Jedi craft girl is releasing a new block to make. There are a total of 12 blocks, and each month you make 6 squares. I’m fitting it into my projects and just trying to do one block a month. I have to get my green monster done – project update coming soon! The first block was … Continue reading Patchwork Quilt-a-long: Block One
A flat rat is a good rat, and this guy is a very good rat. He even will hold your page for you in your favourite book! The pattern is super easy to follow, and a very quick project (rather like this post!). On the blog, Susan has created a little family of them, all with different tails and matching ears. They are super cute. I especially liked their eyes, but couldn’t find anything similar to use for mine, so I settled with crosses sewn on in yarn. #mrrat is looking after @missblackcass's spot in her book…… #flatrat #projectsbykristy #cute … Continue reading Flat rat!
Oh my gosh, I really enjoyed quilting this. Its only the second quilt that I’ve ever quilted myself, the first being Lincoln’s quilt (I’m not counting my christmas runner!)…. but this was on my new Janome MC 7700. It was so much … Continue reading Mummy and Me Quilt
This tea cosy was so much fun to knit! I made it in August for my grandma’s 80th birthday, and looking back I totally need to make myself one. Here is the finished project: The #teacosy is completed! #happy80thnana #luckyshedoesnthaveinstagram … Continue reading Oh so cute Tea Cosy!
Wow I’m so super happy right now. Last night in my quilting class, I put my balloons on my elephant quilt! I’m so happy with the color choice. I spent a while walking around the shop deciding which yellow fabric to use. And then once I had the fabric, I ended up cutting out an extra balloon in order to play with possible stitches. I tried a tight zigzag, a double layered zigzag (bottom shorter width than the top) and a thicker blanket stitch, but ended up going with with the good old normal blanket stitch (janome mc7700 stitch 45). … Continue reading Update on my elephant cot quilt