Earlier this year in my travels to Melbourne I visited the Morris and Sons store. So full of yarns, wool and so many patterns and inspiration - it was a great stop especially if you love all things Crochet, Knitting, Embroidery and Cross Stitch. I chose these two balls of yarn for a Coco Cowl that I had in mind to make for a special friend. I used Morris "Paddington" 6ply in Ink Blue and the amazing variegated yarn is the most amazing Debbie Bliss "Luxury Silk Dk" col 48041.
I have used Silks before but never ones like this - it was so beautiful to crochet and the colours are so vibrant and it has the softest feel to it. I made this cowl from the Coco Cowl pattern by Tangled Yarns. It is a fairly quick project and I have made a few of these before as I just love to crochet these.
I am participating in the #craftybirthdaybash1. There are 12 of us in this group and each Month we send the Birthday person a sweet handmade gift. It is an amazing group of very talented sewers and stitchers.
I made this Kaleidescope Mini Quilt for Sarah who celebrated her birthday in May. I made it all from Liberty fabrics from my stash and then Hand quilted the Linen. This is such a fun and creative group to be a part of and - well it is my Birthday Month next so I am truly excited.
Many of you know that I am a big Jen Kingwell fan and spent hours visiting Amitie Textiles as well when I was in Melbourne. Jen's book - Quilt Lovely had just been released and all the quilts and cushions were actually in the shop when I visited. There were so many amazing Quilts and Cushions in this book. I fell in love with this one - "Small Wonders" and have made my own. I just love it and no one is allowed near it on the couch. I have plans for quite a few other projects also from the book.