Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Round Up

Hi everyone,
It's time for another update and, as ever, it's a bit of a mixed bag of different crafts.
The first thing I have to share is a bag. This one is by the Norwegian designer AnnAka and the design is called På Quiltelaup
I had these Amy Butler fabrics in my stash for years and am happy to have finally used them up.
Being in Norwegian this pattern had me beat a few times but I was doing an online sew-a-long with friend Carol and together we figured it out. Carol has a lovely blog here

I added an inside zippered pocket to the lining

and found a nice button for the biggest Prairie Point on the front of the bag. This was sewn on after I'd taken the pictures.

Still with the same designer I made a pouch from this pattern which I've used once before.

I plan on making a few more of these.

Another pouch...........this one is an oversized version of the Open Wide Pouch from the Noodlehead tutorial

Outer fabric is Socks the Fox by Michael Miller and I used a chevron print for the lining

Onto the knitting now I finally finished this cardigan

A pair of socks

and even a pair of gloves using leftover yarn from the cardigan. I have never knitted gloves before and wanted the challenge. These will go to my daughter who spends a lot of time at the ice rink.

For anyone interested details of yarns patterns etc can be found on my Ravelry page

Finally I thought you might like to see a lovely little gift received from Carol who I mentioned earlier. This covered notebook is so very pretty. Thank you Carol I love it :)

I'm sure that those of you who come to see the cross stitch must be wondering where it is but I'm afraid there is nothing to show this time. I have a few finishes that need to be turned into something so will leave those for another time.
Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my previous post which was the book blog tour for Stephanie's new book Uncommonly Corduroy. The e-book winner was #19 Dolores in Canada.
As always a big thank you for your continued visits my blog and for the kind comments that you leave.