Today I have been mostly…sewing!

23 04 2008

I recently treated myself to a sewing machine, it is something I have wanted to learn for ages and I finally took the plunge, so far I am really enjoying it, although I have only tried straight stitching! My first project was a very simple, lined drawstring pouch for my sock knitting and then I progressed to these tote bags! I am going away on a girly weekend to Scotland and have made these as goody bags, they are filled with all kinds of goodies!
The fabric is Amy Butler which I am in love with and it was my first attempt at interfacing anything and added a magnetic closure. The sewing is a little wonky in parts but overall I am really happy with them. I think this may be the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship with my sewing machine!
I used this tutorial, which was fantastic, nice and easy to follow for a beginner :p


Yay! Finished Tumbling Blocks

6 04 2008

I have had these socks OTN since October, they where intended for my friend Jessica and as it is a special birthday on Tuesday I thought it was only fair that I moved my butt and finished them off for her! They are knitted in Middlearth yarns in Sherbet colourway which was just gorgeous, they have an Eye of Partridge heel and a star toe which is great if you don’t like grafting as you just draw up the last 7 stitches, I really like the effect of this toe too, the decreases make a pretty star pattern.

Fantastic Swap Goodies

1 04 2008

I am having such a good week for treats, today my swap parcel arrived from the “Friends of P” swap, Amy (Seaanemone) sent me the most amazing collection of goodies.

  • 3 Skeins of Koigu KPPPM in a lovely purpley/pink colour (how did she guess that I like these colours LOL)
  • A sheep notepad and pen
  • A gorgeous 4×6 notions pouch
  • A stitch keeper (which I really needed)
  • Some sheepie post its
  • Some really lovely glass stitch markers

Thank you Amy, I feel throughly spoiled!