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.



Abby and Stephanie said...

Well you always have the best show and tell and are worth the wait! That bag has such terrific details. Your knitting is really spectacular -- I'm especially loving the color of those socks. The gorgeous sweater is prettier and nicer than anything you could possibly buy in a store. Oh and the little fox zippy pouch -- CUTE!

Mii Stitch said...

Although there is no cross stitch this time, you have made some lovely pouches & the cardigan is looking great!!! Well done :)

Michelle said...

Oh Margaret how lovely to hear from you. Your stitching and sewing skills amaze me they are always stunning. Love your cardigan. Hope you are keeping well x

Brigitte said...

I always wait for your new post at the end of a month in order to admire a new bag - - - and there always is at least one :)
So great, these new bags and the fabrics you used are terrific.

Anne said...

Wonderful sewing bags you made Margaret!! The knitted cardigan is gorgeous and I'm sure very stylish worn!!

Nancy said...

You must have heard me say WOW! I love the fabrics on the first bag!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Your perseverance paid off! That bag is fantastic! Such a fine cardigan and gloves too!

Caz said...

Love the Foxy fabric and pouch. Lovely bag too. X.

cucki said...

Wow everything is just so beautiful..
Huge hugs x

Christine M said...

You have been very busy Margaret. Your bag is lovely, as is everything else.

MOMENTS Designs said...

I always look forward to what beautiful things you made!!
You know i especially love the bag & pouch...right up my alley :-)
Beautiful work !!!

Carol said...

I always enjoy seeing all of your creative talent on display, Margaret, whether it be cross stitch or something else. Lovely looking bags that you've made and oh, my--your knitting is spectacular. How lucky you are to be able to create such beauties :)

angelasweby said...

Each bag you make is lovelier than the last, Margaret. The instructions could be written in braille, code or a language yet to be invented and you would still decipher them and create a divine bag - remember the charm pack diamond bag....shhhh, say no more...haha! . The fabrics are really pretty!
I love the cardigan. What an intricate yoke pattern but then I know you like a challenge.
The pouches are lovely and so useful. I adore the Socks the Fox fabric.
Whatever craft appears on your blog, it is ALWAYS a feast for the eyes :-)

Cindy said...

What beautiful knitting you've been doing! I love that sweater and it's a very pretty color. The gloves turned out so nice too. They look very complicated:)
I just wanted to tell you that I made one of the shawls you suggested from Ravelry. I picked the easiest one! I really enjoyed making it. Thanks for the help!

Margaret said...

Wow, your sewing is lovely as always! But the knitting -- it's perfection! Beautiful sweater and socks!

hazel c UK said...

Your bags are so pretty and well finished Margaret. I love your all of your knitting you are so talented in whatever you do.

Thank you for sharing.



Hello Margaret, Happy Spring. Your cardigan and socks are lovely as is all your other wonderful creations. I always enjoy looking at your wonderful creations... Hugs Judy

Lili said...

How pretty bags! Fantastic fabric pieces!!
Love your cardigan!!


marly said...

Truly enjoyed seeing these lovely results of your talented hands!

Nicola said...

Hi Margaret - well done with your first attempt at "På Quiltelaup" - I've made this bags lots of times, it's one of my favourite patterns - I just follow the diagrams!!

Sheila said...

Love everything - as ever! The little fox in sox big wide mouth bag is fabulous!
And of course the AnnAka bag is fantastic. That is a great pattern - you can now add Norwegian to your languages :)

Carol-Ann said...

Love your completed bag, it was well worth the effort! Great knitting and stitching.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Love the foxy bag Margaret and what a gorgeous cardigan and gloves!!
Beautiful as always,
V xxx

Andrea said...

Margaret ... it is such a pleasure to visit your blog every month. I love to see what bags, pouches and accessories you have created and wow what a collection this month. The pouches are wonderful. Lovely cardigan and socks and gloves that have a bit of length on the wrist! You always get a bit of a draught on that part of the body if your gloves don't match the end of your sleeve! :) Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

So Beautifull!!!

Yvonne W said...

What lovely items you have made-- love them all.
By the way, I have sent you an email-- hopefully it has not gone into the trash can again!

Karoline said...

Your finishes are gorgeous, I love the bag

Sonda said...

The sweater is gorgeous! Craftiness of any sort is always fun to see.