Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Cover

 Patchwork book cover
book cover link


I made these two book covers for my two craft group Kris Kringle this year. I made them up as I went, I hope the person how gets one likes it. The note book inside is a5 and has 200 pages, I made it so that you can change the book inside when needed.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scarf

While in Adelaide last week I found this yarn in lincraft, I was happy with a scarf but I found a photo of a bag made out of this yarn so I am planning to unravel it and make a bag with wooden handles. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scarf

I was given this yarn form a friend who attended the craft fair in Adelaide,It is a bit strange but knits up very fast . I gave one to Nicole our daughter in law for her to use next winter.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crochet Doily



I was given some lovely crochet cotton from Japan. Sharon a friend from quilting visited japan for a 12 day tour . she visited a quilt exhibition and learnt different crafts like Sashiko and indigo dyeing. 
 I am making Sharon a doily out of a ball of the cotton she brought me. I hope she likes it.I like how the variegated blue and white is forming around the doily.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quirky Bird Designs

A girl friend has started a Facebook page showing off her fantastic bead work. Have a look at

I thinks its well worth a look.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Knitted doily

Here is my first attempt at a knitted doily. I have crocheted a lot but I like how the knitting looks. I will be making more of these. Once it was blocked it sat nice an flat.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free pattern November


Free pattern for November is some thing i have made a few times.
remember I really would like to see your attempt's at my free patterns.
I have given a free pattern ever month this year and so far no one has posted any finished beading. I don't know if I will be doing this next year, maybe the patterns are not like ! 


Crochet Motif


I learnt this motif yesterday from http://www.youtube.com/tjw1963 . Her site is well worth a look , she had videos for left and right handed crocheters. The five piece motif only took about half an hour to make and it was the first time I had made it .

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Slippers

here are the fantastic slippers finished. I picked up the stitches around the top to make a cuff so they will stay on feet better. I found this pattern free at school house press but it has since been removed, message me if you would like the pattern.

Spinning and Dyeing

My dyed fibre being spun dyed yarn on the line drying