Sunday, 14 December 2014

Felt and A Craft Fair

I did a craft fair yesterday at Helston it was very busy the first 20 people through the door were given a goody bag. I sold the crochet hat I just recently made a little girl loved it and wanted to wear it. And another little girl showed her mum a mug with one of my mug cosies that she really liked. I made last week a cream and blue crochet mobile phone case which you can pick out in the photos I also made a pair of fingerless gloves as one of a few presents which I sent to my sister in law but forgot to photograph them. I had a second table as my sister had a cold and could not go so I put my cushions on her table and sold one a patchwork one. There was singing by a very talented lady with a strong voice and only 13 years old I later found out on Hellys Craft Fair Facebook page. I painted a few fruit boxes as displays instead of just eveything spread on the table. I think that they were okay, though I saw some people had wooden folding shelves which I was told you could buy on Ebay. So all in all it turned out to be a very sucessfull craft fair for everyone. Tea coffee and biscuits were provided free with a small donation. Next Friday myself and OH are going to Surrey to stay for the Christmas with my two daughters. I don't know if I will be getting much knitting or crocheting done, though I may do a little.  photo afd3e7735e33563194594045a0b21c69_zps71143b74.jpg  photo 58c496ac7760ff97a6c66a33b9cdf71e_zps144f551e.jpg  photo ed837ce7994de32296a1607f17f16c64_zps6197664c.jpg  photo 53ac46c7a1f01f71d2a6fe07c6afd498_zps0cb11a9d.jpg  photo a7b6a19ba5db3619b341745f9e2c260f_zpsbf8ae525.jpg When I got home from the Craft Fair a lovely surprise was waiting for me, a lovely selection of felt, with a pretty card that I had won on Janine's Wool on Sundays a One Year prize Give Away Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Snowstorm Hat

I liked this pattern Snowstorm from Hooked on Crochet for super warm hats. I chose the colours I already had with a chunky acrylic yarn. It was quick and easy to do and I'm learning new crochet stitches with each new item I make!  photo acf6519e24b4f6b7f947fe5c2e3062c0_zps9f022d1b.jpg  photo 1cc0358fab11f9af66f62caf86eb54b3_zps54b370d9.jpg  photo d81308beb4fe96a558c724a382fedd61_zps470d3eac.jpg  photo be9ab2c3a02a1ad09adedd0e65bb83e5_zps6f5c45ac.jpg

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Three Pairs of Mittens

I have made these three pairs of mittens. The two pairs without a rib edge, one pink and a tan colour I added a small cuff to and the pair of mittens made with the original sweater ribbed edge was okay as it was. I lined them with a pink, and a tiger pattern fleece and decorated them with colourful circles using embroidery pure wool with a chain stitch in a spiral. I think that they all turned out pretty good. I still have good amount of the sweater left over to make small items maybe purses with.  photo 42e4e7f63e52247b271b9c72d6cb1fdd_zpsbb8a26a3.jpg  photo 652333dacc4cc56057e87c2e4a7d8ca5_zps0ebb40a0.jpg  photo 591b7857efbe523833a1e3ac80ee4048_zpse256aa1c.jpg  photo 7aa833450fd7307a53892b2864f5573f_zps96005992.jpg  photo 3df3e1635ac008f9922430147857d8f3_zpsa919ae2a.jpg  photo image11_zps414f60e1.jpg I chose these fleece linings a pink and a tiger pattern. The tiger pattern looks lovely and I will make mittens with this next adding a fawn colour lining.  photo bd829b727af094804c7b7fae3b27a9ca_zps4f1b7c76.jpg

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Tea Cosy and Dyed Woollens

This is the woollen I dyed from a shop dye an over all shade of colour. The other wool sleeves were dyed with turmeric I over dyed them I may try turmeric again for a yellow. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos  photo d90dfb3af3c37b82905a89bb50260c77_zps8406227a.jpg I have bought these mini carders and will card my fleece when I've finished making small various knitted items for the craft fair.  photo 
f6756197e260455e87ee26485a0c3fed_zps9e9e475b.jpg This is a little tea cosy I knitted with a pattern and wool from Knitting and Crochet magazine. I thought it would go well with all the mug cosies I've made, twelve so far.  photo 3e714deee196a28dea23b3a717d11def_zps110dcfff.jpg  photo 7cb92c0eed76782efdaed6ca4d39ec38_zps60cc8b7e.jpg  photo 57dd82938e2eba640a20821105441034_zpsa17ade94.jpg  photo image1-001_zpsa0a3eee3.jpg  photo imagejpg1_zps4bc0c6fd.jpg

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Cowl Coasters and Cream Jumper

I have almost finished a second cream chunky jumper! I am really pleased with it and It took no time at all to make with sizes 8 and 12 knitting needles.  photo e8f9ce82e10749e357cf1c6b4cfc067e_zps82867a64.jpg This knitted cowl was easy to make and has four wooden buttons stitched on one side and the pattern came from my Knitting Magazine. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos These are four crochet coasters that I just made and will be brought with me to sell at the craft fair in December. I have quite a few small knitted and crocheted items to take to the fair now.  photo c2a7b524d414cac8be9eab40c1a8f5fd_zps190db2c9.jpg The Guernsey Sweater Update. I have dyed the sleeves first, using a turmeric spice dye, the other sweater pieces will be dyed a shop bought bright pink. And I bought two mini carders online costing £6.50 each plus vat postage.I am really pleased with them as they are easy to handle and just right to card the small amount of fleece that I have.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Mug Cosies, Mitten and Fleece

I have completed a few mug cosies some have a bottom some without. I think the granny squares one is better with a button. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos I started this cowl I saw in my Knitting magazine with the chunky cream yarn I had left over from the cream jumper I knitted. My daughter Fiona loved the jumper by the way my other daughter Michelle wants one too! So I am making another one. One side of the cowl is longer than the other, that's the pattern I suppose!  photo 0b838641f87179162854aba0c563b25a_zpsf949b9f3.jpg The seams have been cut through of the Guernsey sweater. I used the hand template and cut around the red woollen, stitched this and a felt lining. I think it looks okay as a first attempt, now to attach the lining. I find there are two methods to make mittens, either use your hand shape for a template or with the thumb under mitten pattern method. I will probably use the hand template as it is easy and is effective.  photo 8a32946d5d30c9adf693482f588133ef_zps746c8f86.jpg A new shop has opened in an arcade in my nearby town selling lots of fleece of all colours and natural too. I chose a 100g of the coloured fleece so have more feece to make something with.  photo 1382b250e809f7cad2b74f199fba7c89_zps0751b097.jpg And I thought I'd show this colourful tree as I have not seen anything like it, lots of rainbow colours. Rainbow Eucalyptus- The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.  photo 3b9abe73c59aa376cfdda4095c698e0f_zps6db33c4e.jpg

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mug Cosies and Woollens

I have started making these mug cosies knitted and crocheted for a craft fair I am doing in December. I have used either two strands of double knit or a chunky.  photo 68c1705085553fb364e917e5e5251b80_zpsaf427bdc.jpg  photo c0c1dec70fbbb16bce593dd250c58d91_zps5543bc78.jpg I found this pure new wool Guernsey jumper at a car boot sale on Sunday and bought it. I may felt it or use it as it is. I also have this red woollen that is mine and has shrunk a little, so ideal, the jumper will be dyed. I will have a try at making mittens and have made a template of my hand to use. I may also make a bag too.  photo b957633c738acd5aa40eb2a02f7b875c_zps9414bfcf.jpg I bought this very handy Expert Guide to Knitting at an indoor market as well as 15 step by step tutorials and 16 inspiring patterns to try there are 20 stitch patterns too that I will use to make more mug cosies. I am glad I picked up this magazine as I am finding it very helpful!