Monday, 25 November 2013

A frosty morning

A calendula braving the frost

This little fellow is braving the frost and shining on in the lovely autumnal light.

crunching on the frosty ground

I love walking the dog across the fields on a frosty morning and feeling my boots
 crunching on the grass.

Then I looked up to see a clear blue sky with the moon still visible and a plane on it's way to somewhere else.
Blue skies
I am happy to be here on a frosty field with the sun shining!

Friday, 22 November 2013

In a rush...

Granny squares blanket completed

The sun is out here today and luckily are heating is back on after a slight hitch.
We are madly painting and decorating an annexe ready for my husband's parents to move in, hopefully for Christmas, so there hasn't been much time for blogging and sewing.

That said, a girl needs some hooky and sewing time to remain sane!

Granny squares blanket completed

The granny squares blanket that I have been working on is now finished and looks well at home on the back of the sofa.
 The blankets and quilts have been brilliant to sit under this week with no heating.

Granny squares blanket completed

The blanket is made from double knit special by Stylecraft which is 100% acrylic.
The main red is a colour called lipstick!

 I have also had fun playing with these pinwheels described in a
 tutorial by s.o.t.a.k handmade.

Pinwheels pillow designed by s.o.t.a.k handmade - WIP

I usually avoid triangles because of the precision needed to make them work
which isn't my strong point.
This lovely tutorial however, shows how to get a pinwheel by only sewing squares.
 It's a new one on me and I love it!
Hopefully a cushion to follow.

And finally I have cut out a washi tunic in red, ready for the festive season if I'm lucky.

Festive Washi cut out
Hope your weekend goes well...

Saturday, 9 November 2013

A bathroom window

Bathroom Curtain
We have a small raised window in the shower room which has needed to be covered recently and which I covered with an old curtain that looked like it had seen better days.
I have been meaning to make something more colourful but just hadn't got round to it...
until this week.
I got a quarter of a new Kaffe Fassett fabric called Uzbekstan Blue which I really wanted to play with and this was the result.

It's hard to get across in a photo and I am certainly no photographer.
I usually turn the flash off on my camera because I like the colours better that way but if I turn it on for this one you can see the fabric better..
Curtain with flash
I still prefer it like this though!
Curtain with sunlight
I used my usual recycled shirts for the backing and some ribbon held on with small buttons
 for the tab tops.
The shirts were checked and I like the effect of this on the plain fabric when the sun shines through.

Monday, 4 November 2013

The blanket and some blue sky

Blanket and blue sky
A beautiful day here in Cornwall and a bit of a bonus that it is an inset day for the kids as well.
We have been out in the garden and I managed to get a few pictures of the crocheted blanket finally in some good light.
The blanket so far..

The nine big squares are now nearly joined and I am beginning to think about a border.
Any ideas?

A basket of crochet

Also in my basket are a nearly finished pair of fingerless gloves and a flower broach that I wore this weekend on my coat.
 I have made one of these before and the tutorial is by Lucy at Attic 24 and can be found here.

I love the pattern and it comes together really quickly.
Flower broach