Monday, March 27, 2017

2 more crochet shawls

I blocked them today,
this is Elle sock wool - blue frog

this is Elle Lincoln- dreamsicle

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I finished this jersey recently, I was so proud of it
I made the pattern myself
I knit it partly on the knitting machine
Because its a chunky yarn it was hard work dragging the carriage backwards and forwards

And then I sewed it up and tried it on
...and its too small

I washed it yesterday and tried stretching it in the tumble dryer (its acrylic) and it did grow a bit, but not enough

Here is a closeup of the speckled yarn

I dont have the heart to unravel it so it will be donated
(my daughters dont want it)

And some pink fingerless gloves

There are more gloves and 2 shawls that I need to photograph as well, they need blocking.
Its been a busy season :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

French journal

Krispy Kreme box cut to size and covered with brown paper

heart and elastic from chocolate box, I stuck a map featuring France on the heart

I sewed my signatures with lace and let it show on the outside of the spine

view from the top

inside cover, I used pictures from travel guides


blank notecards featuring wine, bread, grapes

music pages - and lots of coffee dyed pages

signatures sewn in with lace, tied with a bow in the middle. French postmark stamp in the corner

I cut the pictures out of travel guides, glued them onto paper and laminated them - so they look like photos

alphabet stickers

fold out page

really nice big picture

I tore this nice big Paris map right out of the travel guide and folded it up

and put it in an envelope

back cover - another nice big map

prayer journal

I used a piece of wallpaper for the cover, elastic and heart was from a chocolate box
wallpaper has geraniums on it

view from the top

inside has lots of blank pages to write on, I made coffee dyed paper for the first time and I love it!

the colourful card is cut from a little book with scriptures (I bought it just to cut it up)
the images look like water colour

they tuck into an envelope

fold out hexagon booklet

I found these hot dog bags in the drawer in the kitchen, I thought they would be perfect for a journal and they were!

I glued 2 pink ribbons into the spine for book marks

pages from a notebook for extra writing space

prayer card from Joyce Meyer mail

little fabric butterfly

alphabet stickers

I recently bought some 2nd hand Bibles and found some lovely items tucked in the pages, this was a teaching on prayer that was written on a typewriter.

another item found in the Bibles I bought

It looked like a church