Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Liberty Bliss Love

At night time I have been watching lots of trashy television series and working on my crochet.  I am getting very good at this Liberty Bliss scarf.  So far this is about as good as my crochet gets.  I am looking forward to some lessons coming up on how to make Hexagons.

This scarf was finished for my dear friend's birthday.  I love picking a Liberty Tana Lawn print first that I think suits the person I am making it for.  Then I choose the four colours to go with it. 

For this scarf I used Rowan Handknit cotton from Calico and Ivy.  One of my favourite shop here in Perth.  The cotton was delightful to work with and I am using it again in another scarf.

This scarf is for another close friend whose birthday is coming up.  This is Biggan Yarn - it is a Merino wool and much fluffier than the cotton. I bought this wool  from Tangled Yarns.  If you have not checked out this shop - you should - Kelly and her team are so inspirational and are always so helpful with my many, many crochet questions.

This wool - also the Rowan handknit cotton is currently being crocheted as we speak - will show you when it is finished.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Holiday Sewing

With some time off over Christmas and as it is school holidays I seem to have a little extra time for some sewing.  I have been taking the time to catch up on some of my own projects that have made their way to the bottom of the pile throughout the year and now I am working my way through some unfinished projects.

This is the current state of my Love Birds Quilt.  I have done all the flowers and now just the ladybirds and birds to go. 

I recently got my hands on the A+ Skirt Pattern from Make it Perfect.  I even loved the fabric so much that Toni used, I tracked down some of the same Echino and made my own.

For my special friend Claire for Christmas I made these sweet Apple Felt coasters using the Tutorial that I found here at Purl Soho

I have been meaning to make for ages now some new Table runners to give my kitchen a fresh look.  I changed the black and white Table runners to this Green and linen look and love how it has brightened up the bench.

And just to leave on a tease!  I have been working with these bright orange Kaffe prints on a secret project!