Simplicity Pattern 3823

My first adventure into sewing clothes from a pattern, as taught to me by the best teacher I could have asked for- my Gran. Just putting pictures up here for now, but a far more detailed post to follow soon 🙂

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Stitch and Craft Show 2011

This weekend is the Stitch and Craft show at Kensington Olympia. My Hello Kitty (above) and two of Colin’s pieces (Ryu and Chun-Li) are being exhibited on Mr X Stitch’s stand.

We’re planning to head there on Sunday but if you’re going then keep an eye out for our stuff =)

Hopefully on Sunday I’ll post a review on my other blog (Mims’ Musings), so keep an eye out for that if you can’t make it!

Valentines Anniversary Pillows for Colin

My boyfriend, Colin, and I had our anniversary on the 15th of February, so I made a combined valentines/anniversary set of silky cushions. I managed to finish them in 2 days, using my sewing machine then hand embroidering- and was really happy with the results =)

Here they are :

The back view- with contrast zips:

Close up of embroidery on the red pillow- a stick boy holding a heart-shaped balloon

 

And here’s the embroidery on the black pillow- a girl holding a heart-shaped balloon.

Remember to feel free to comment and let me know what you think!

 

Ian's Scarf

Over 6ft tall- so if Ian gets lost we can use the scarf to indicate his height. Roughly.

Modelled by me, I'll get Ian to model it when he receives it.

A spiffing accessory for any gentleman

This is a scarf I knitted using a few balls of that favourite Lang wool which I used for the Red Hat (see below). It’s for my friend Ian which he asked me to start over a year ago and I’ve only just finished (although there were a good 6 months where I didn’t touch it), so it covers whichever gifts I owe him from anything imbetween! As you can see it’s made to roughly represent Ian’s height, apart from that lots of the detail comes from the dyes in the wool. I knitted it in a K1P1 pattern and just kept going and going until I felt it was big enough.

Now we just need to make sure it reaches Durham in one piece!  He also specified that I’m not to make the box too embarrassing. Any suggestions on how to make a box embarrassing are appreciated 😉

Ian’s Scarf

Over 6ft tall- so if Ian gets lost we can use the scarf to indicate his height. Roughly.

Modelled by me, I'll get Ian to model it when he receives it.

A spiffing accessory for any gentleman

This is a scarf I knitted using a few balls of that favourite Lang wool which I used for the Red Hat (see below). It’s for my friend Ian which he asked me to start over a year ago and I’ve only just finished (although there were a good 6 months where I didn’t touch it), so it covers whichever gifts I owe him from anything imbetween! As you can see it’s made to roughly represent Ian’s height, apart from that lots of the detail comes from the dyes in the wool. I knitted it in a K1P1 pattern and just kept going and going until I felt it was big enough.

Now we just need to make sure it reaches Durham in one piece!  He also specified that I’m not to make the box too embarrassing. Any suggestions on how to make a box embarrassing are appreciated 😉

Beaded Bracelet

Beaded Bracelet

Me wearing the bracelet =)

My Gran got me this great book with loads of ideas for beaded jewellery and accessories for my birthday as well as a brilliant set of beads. This is what I made using it. It only took me a few hours!

Metal Clay Jewellery

Made with metal clay in a workshop

I went to a workshop to learn how to use silver metal clay. It’s like clay but when put in a kiln the clay burns away to leave pure silver.  Here are the necklace and ring up close.

Filigree style necklace made with silver metal clay around a cork form.

Made using silver metal clay

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