Saturday, August 23, 2014

On the go

I have so many projects on the go it is making me stressed.
I don't know why.
I should be relaxed, all this creating.

I made this little doll.
I just had to, I already had one but I gave it away
so I needed another.
I used my old kimono fabric for her body, kimono lining for her dress 
and darning wool for her hair.
Who darns anyway? Me!
You know when you have finished a quilt and you have off-cuts of batting from the edges?
I hate wasting things: 
so I cut it into tiny pieces and used it for stuffing.
She's all cotton.

 Just as Spring seems to be breaking out I finished my gloves.
I needed black ones.

I use old tortoise-shell knitting needles (size 13) but one snapped
so I had to change to another pair (bamboo) 
but I think they may have been a bit bigger.
I am the only one who knows....

 And I finished this as well.
It has been on the go for quite some time...
I had hand quilted the pieced blocks and was going to use a stencil to mark a pattern on the plain block.
I tried many different pencils and markers
(and they don't let you try before you buy)
and none showed up sufficiently well over the fabric pattern.

In the end I have quilted around the flowers
and I quite like that embossed sort of look.
I am quite pleased with myself.
Now only a couple of hundered other UFOs.

Friday, August 15, 2014

white today

TodayI had a little play in my white fabrics

 Back here I made some of these in indigo
but blue doesn't always co-ordinate with my "outfit"
so I decided I wanted a white one.

And it is always easier to do a couple at a time, don't you think?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

and more...

What can I say?

I keep telling you
I can't stop.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

And another

When I try something new
I just want to keep at it.

I am using fabrics from my collection of lovely old Japanese remnants.
They are all special litttle bits so I like to make special little things.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some days

Some days 
I just want to make something...

So I did.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I love hand sewing

I love hand sewing 
so why do I hate sewing up my knitting?
I did it though.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love what you do

I find it hard not to be weighed down by all the sad things this week.
So I decided I would get back to what I  love.

 Making little things.... do what I can control.

While I was sitting at my table this came on the tellie.
It's the new "branding" for our public broadcaster, ABC.

I hope you can open it.
I was cheered up to the point of tears.