Today’s WIP Wednesday is kind of a fib, as only one thing is actually a WIP. The advent calendar was completed last week, with a touch of embroidery at the top to finish it off. I was aiming for chain stich for the text but the thread was too fluffy and kept catching so I…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
As well as the sewn advent calendar (the big reveal is tomorrow!), we have a book advent calendar. Last year was the first year of us doing it (having been inspired by Pinterest), and as we were on a fairly tight budget we started buying early. Basically our aim was to find 24 Christmas/winter themed…… Continue reading Another (Bookish) Advent Calendar
Well, a lot of ‘really hard maths’, a fair amount of measuring and a steep learning curve later I have produced the first of 4 jumpers for Monkey and Duck. The next ones should be easier now the pattern has been written, and there aren’t many tweaks I need to make really. My experience of…… Continue reading Monkey Jumper Mk1
You leave a 2 year old in charge of card design? This is the answer! Little Miss has a party to go to later so we made a card ourselves. (I say we, but I was fiercely told ‘do it by self’ whenever I attempted to provide helpful suggestions so it is mainly her own…… Continue reading What Happens When…
There is only one WIP this week, the advent calendar. The end of this marathon is in sight and I seem to be picking up speed now. I also seem to be developing sore fingers as the backing fabric is so thick. This week I have managed to attach the rows of pockets, sew on…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
Christmas gift making is in full swing now, and although the advent calendar isn’t quite finished (the kids won’t care about the numbers anyway!), I’ve started planning my next project. I am very lucky to have two lovely Godsons. They do not travel alone; their companions are called Monkey and Duck. Monkey and Duck are…… Continue reading A Jumper Fit For a … Monkey!
(Of socks, no filth on this blog!) Oh yes, I regained my knitting mojo and finished the other sock. I’ll be honest and say trying to create 2 identical things is actually quite tricky and at times frustrating. Sock #2 was on a lifeline for over a week as I couldn’t bring myself to start…… Continue reading What a lovely Pair!
These weeks to Christmas seem to be flying by, but luckily this week I have managed to do a bit of crafting amongst other things. The advent calendar is coming along nicely. All four strips of pockets have been sewn together with border strips attached. I’ve ironed the bottom edges up ready for sewing to…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
I am by nature a wonderer. I often think of questions about the world, how it works and why. Some of my pondering could easily be solved with common sense. (For example asking Mr C if wolves were real, since they seemed to be prevalent in fairytales but I’d never seen one. When we went…… Continue reading Weekend Wonderings
Craft has been put on the back burner again, in fact this post is nothing to do with craft at all, it comes more under the heading crazy plans. After the party last weekend we had a huge heap of presents and a very lucky boy. Our house is small, more of a starter home…… Continue reading The Great Tidy Up of 2016