Sunday, 29 April 2007

James' Cords

I have finally finished and got a photo of James wearing the cords that I made him. It was an Ottobre Design pattern. The pattern was great, the fabric was not. It was a wide wale cord, and it was just too thick in sections to sew without breaking a needle or two. There was plenty of unpicking too. I would make them again, but not in the same type of fabric.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Amy Butler meets Signature Prints

I completed my first Amy Butler handbag pattern today. It is the Frenchie Handbag. I am really pleased with how it has turned out - my sister has already asked to borrow it to take to an Engagement party this weekend! Using some of the fabric that I bought from the Signature Prints sale last weekend, and some denim and red lightweight cotton for the lining.

Check out Corrie's blog - RetroMummy - for the Amy Butler patterns!

Sunday, 22 April 2007

A Scarf and Some Very Special Fabric

I have finished my crocheted scarf.......I love it. It is so soft, and the colours look great. I had to undo it a few times as I kept losing stitched and then picking them up. I know where I went wrong, but I still have no idea how to correct it for next time. However, I think that once the scarf is sitting around my neck this winter, noone will even notice.

I also have to post pictures of the Signature Prints Florence Broadhurst fabric we picked up at the warehouse sale on the weekend. These fabric are destined for cushion covers (probably later this year), possibly a cover for a pinboard (for the study), and some bag (desperately wanting to use my new Amy Butler patterns from Corrie).

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Applehead Yarn

I purchased some woollen yarn from Appleseed
The delivery was quick and I was so excited when I opened the package and found the two skeins of wool - one in Rose Garden, the other in Denim...... along with 2 Small People postcards. Thank you Marianne!
The Rose Garden skein is half way to becoming a crocheted scarf.....

Friday, 6 April 2007

Fabric From Shanghai

We recently took a crazy and eventful trip to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Here is a picture of James and his cheeky behaviour that got him lots of attention while he was away. He really knows how to play people.....

Before we went I found some details about Knitting Yarn Shops in Hong Kong and Silk Shops in Shanghai. Well despite James not really being a shopper, I managed to make it to both!! The results are here,

I am attempting to crochet a little neck warmer with the lovely wool I got from Hong Kong at the moment...