Saturday, August 31, 2013

Nothing finished in August!

Hi everyone,
Here we are at the end of August already.
I don't think I've finished so much as one thing this month but luckily I do have pictures of some things I made a while ago that have not yet been seen on the blog.
First up is a needlebook, zippered pouch and pincushion
The cross stitch design I used is LHN Wool Needlebook and Fob but I did my own thing with it. I couldn't face stitching the design a second time over one so I didn't do the fob.
This is the inside of the needlebook.

Now onto the bags............I made this bag last month for the July project on Chookyblue's SAL

the fabrics I used are Petite Ecole by French General for Moda

one of the fabrics was an alphabet sampler panel so I used that on the inside pocket

The stitchery design is Sing by Kathy Schmitz

When my friend Angela came to stay in July a mutual friend of ours sent us a charm pack to use and share in one of our crafting sessions. We meticulously shared out the charms and found we had just enough to be able to make this bag.

Actually, we were each two charms short to be able to make the bag so we hit upon the idea of stamping a design onto some linen and made that a feature in the centre.

Fabric is Dogwood Trail by Moda. Here's how the other side looks

The last bit of sewing is this zippered pouch.

I made the pouch for Stephanie, the designer behind Loft Creations, because she loves giraffes. I also cross stitched the logo from her business card and made a little pillow out of it as I thought she might get a kick out of it.

here's the back

The only other things I have to show you are of the woolly variety. I finished a crochet cushion using scraps of yarn from my ripple blanket finished last year.

I did an envelope style back using the tutorial on this blog

and finally a pair of socks. Yes, I really did take a pair of socks out into the park for a photo shoot and just thanked my lucky stars there was no-one around to see me :)

Anyone interested in pattern details for either the socks or pillow can find them here on my Ravelry page

So that's all for now. My husband was in hospital for nine days and with one thing and another I just seem to have lost my crafting mojo but hopefully I will find it again and be able to have something to show you next time.
As always a big thank you for your continued visits and your lovely comments.
Oh, and I almost forgot that a new reader, Jennifer, had asked me about the pattern used on the mermaid set in my previous post.
I couldn't reply to you Jennifer as you are noreply but I hope you are reading this. The pattern is by Patricks Woods.