Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hexie Caddy Pin cushion

I made this Hexie Pin cushion Christmas eve while cooking Pavlova and watching Carols by candle light from Sydney. I love how it turned out . You can make one too here is the link.Penny's hexie cushion

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Loom Knitting

 I have finished the shawl I made on the All in one loom. I brought the pattern from Ravelry. It was supposed to have 8 segments but I ran out of wool so finished it at 7 . I love how it looks with the change of colour.

The Shapely Loom: Innovations for Loom Knitting was the pattern book I used to make this shawl . the pattern book has lots of amazing ideas for the long loom.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


the craft group in Quorn is called Chester's free range Chook's , It was a quitting group to start with but over the years we have diversifier into any craft . This year we were given a name of who we had to buy a  christmas gift for. I got Ruth which I was so happy about because she is into beading just like me so what to get here was easy , a mix of beads and charms. Roz got me and did I get lucky , she gave me this amazing pashmina and a kit to make a lovely needle case.

Last two christmas baubles 
I decided to make every one of the girls a christmas beaded bauble. The only problem was I only had the idea on Thursday morning while we were shopping . I had to make 10 by Friday at 10 am . I got 7 made by getting out of bed at 6.30  . Having a quick shower and get breakfast and then get into beading again. The two I was short I made last night and will give the two ladies who missed out at Wednesday craft . I also brought so cheap christmas crackers , opened one end and put in a beaded  scissor charm and a fantail toffee in each.
Christmas Cracker 
Christmas Cracker after popping

Two of my handmade Scissor hangers / Bag charm


2018 Retreat

This years retreat only saw 14 ladies attending full time , three others were just day people. Tuesday - Mum taught faux felt book covers ...