Tuesday, 22 October 2013

An unplanned break..

I have just realized that it is 3 weeks since I posted which was a bit of an unplanned break.
A heavy cold and then a stack of painting and suddenly the time has flown by.

I have managed to fit in a bit of crafting despite this and the blanket mentioned here and here is growing gradually. 
I am hoping for some better weather to get some pictures outside but we'll see, and for now this will have to do..

WIP crochet blanket

I have also made an autumn skirt from my trusty New Look pattern 6053..
Autumn skirt
Again you will have to excuse the gloomy picture!
The skirt is made from a burgundy needle cord and as with other winter versions I added a lining because it makes the skirt hang better when worn with tights.
One bit I particularly like is the facing for the waist which you can't see but it's an Amy Butler fabric called Disco Flower..
Autumn skirt detail
And finally I have to admit to a bit of unpicking.
You may remember these made a few weeks ago now..
Two pencil rolls for a charity sale
two pencil rolls destined for a charity sale.
I even took a picture in the sunshine..
Pencil role
..before realising that they may look pretty but the pencils kept dropping out.
I could have tied them tight and let them be, but it was bugging me.
 A lot.
So I decided to unpick them and make the pockets smaller.
It was a bit of a job to say the least but I think it will be worth it in the end.
Will let you know,
 and give you some measurements so you don't do the same thing. 

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