Monday, 28 February 2011

Hooky time

I seem to be having a real spurt of starting things at the moment....but not finishing.  I am too eager when a new idea pops into my head...I have to get my hook out there and then to start!!!  I should learn to be patient and do one thing at a time!! 

Here's what I have on the go at the moment in my basket......

My blanket is growing very slowly....but I'm getting there!


the front of a cushion cover

and another!

and the start of another!


another cushion cover!

pincushions!


Til next time xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines

I thought seeing as it a day of love...


I would see how many hearts I could find around our house.
















Not as many as I thought!!


Much love to you all xx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Roman Blind No 3

Well I am really cracking on - don't know where my motivation is coming from, but long may it continue!! 

My inlaws are coming to stay at the weekend, so I thought I would have a crack at the spare bedroom blind.  I spent about an hour this morning going through all my fabrics, along with a big pot of tea and loads of hot buttered toast.  Quite enjoyed this part, as it is easy to forget what you have stashed away.  I finally decided on a Sanderson 'William Morris' print - but didn't have quite enough material, so have had to add a 6" contrasting band at the bottom.





Also done a bit of dyeing.  My dear friend Cheryl-ann Taylor gave me a fun fabric placemat a while ago.  It was orignally white, but I thought I would jazz it up a bit.  I used Dylon 'Burlesque Red'.  It looks more purple to me, but I still like it.  It's now in it's new home, in the window sill.



Anyway...back to my blind! xx

Pin Cushion

Have been getting frustrated in my roman blind making....from my lack of a pin cushion!!!  You would think that a home that has every nook and cranny jam packed with fabric / wool / ribbons / buttons / threads / lace / crochet / embellishments.....would surely own a pin cushion!!  I have always just managed with keeping my pins in a little tin.

Well no longer!  I knocked this one up whilst watching a bit of TV last night...and I quite chuffed with it.  It is a bit of a clash of colours, but I like it.







Til next time xx

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Roll on spring....

Treated myself to some flowers today.  It's amazing how a big bunch of fresh flowers can brighten your day!

........Roll on spring!!




Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Sanderson Highland collection of Wool Curtain Fabric

I have totally fallen in love with these fabrics.  Over the next year I am going to save up for a window at a time and make some gorgeous new curtains for our house.  I am already halfway through making roman blinds for the whole house.  Hopefully by next winter we will be totally snug as a bug!!






I won't go tartan on every window, as that would be a bit overkill, but I have seen some fantastic 100% wool polka dot fabric too...don't have any pictures yet though!

Til next time xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Crocheted Headband / Hat

Not sure what you would call it (headband, ear warmer, hat??)....but I finished it yesterday.  I gave it to my sister and she loves it.

Here's a picture....excuse me modelling it,as I am not very photogenic!!!








Til next time xx