Wednesday, June 29, 2011

More crochet!

Ive got a few different things to show off today, finally got some finished projects!!

First here is the project that Ive been working on with Hen over the past couple of weeks.

Dinosaur Beanie...
My plan was to send this to a little 3 months old that I know but after trying it on the head of a 2 months old Ive decided to save it for a newborn, as it was snug on the head of an 8 week old!! So this is basically the same pattern as the beanie I made for my nephew in a previous post, with different shape earflaps and ofcourse on a smaller scale. Ive promised to write this out one day to share with you all, will get to it soon Jell!! Hen has finished her version too, Im sure she will post soon! hint hint Hen! lol! The spikes were not our design, the pattern for it is found here.

My next little project was another hat this time for my little 6 month old niece.

The funny thing about this is that I started with the plan to make a beanie but for some reason it just grew HUGE very fast, so instead of ripping out rows -which would be a pain seeing each row had a change of colour- I changed it into a berret style cap by doing one decrease row (every 3 sts) and then finishing it off with a few rounds of sc (dc for us aussies). Popped a few flowers along the edge to 'girl' it up. Viola!

Im quite excited about this next project Im showing you. This is my own personal pattern for a crossover cardigan. This is the first Ive made and I know there will be a few little things to iron out, but I hope that I can write up this pattern and share it all with you one day! I only started it on Monday, its a really quick and easy design that works up quite thick and warm. Perfect for Halle's winter Sunday wardrobe! 
So here it is the Chunky Crossover Cardi-

what do you think? I will probably be needing some pattern testers over the next few weeks, so if anyone is interested, shoot me your email! Its suitable for beginners/ novice as it only requires you to know how to ch, sc, hdc and dc.(American terms, I know bad eh? But I can give it to you in AU/UK terms too) It would also help to know how to inc dc and dec dc, but thats really easy to learn I promise!

So I will leave you with 2 last projects with links to their patterns. Ive been a busy little crocheter lately! :)

This is the hundred yard dash scarf, using the hairpin lace technique!

And here are some Mary Jane Slippers, such an easy pattern and worked up so cute.. too bad my dog has already chewed this pair.

Thats all for now!!
Emma :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Craft Update

Wow It’s been ages since I blogged (so long I actually forgot the password and log-in for the blog!) so i do apologise and hopefully I won’t have such a big break between posts again! I actually haven’t been doing a whole of sewing so there isn’t a lot to show you all! The project I’m sharing to today has been ongoing for the last 4 or so months. It is what’s called a beginners sampler, I am making it in a quilting class that I’m doing along with Henrietta. Even though we've both been sewing for a little while, we are pretty much self taught or taught by others so we thought it would be a good idea to get some 'professional training' :D so we signed up for a beginners quilting class. Well i can say we've learnt lots, kicked bad habits and have produced a beautiful wall hanging in the process! We attend every Thursday night and for approx 3hrs we are taught how to make a block for our quilt, each block teaches a different technique and put together form what’s called a beginners sampler. We aren’t quite finished yet, although were getting close! But seeing as this has been what’s taken up most of my time I thought id share the progress with you!
Hopefully now Hen will blog the progress of hers and you can see how differant they both are! Its awesome to see how differant fabric choices make the same quilt look so differant!
Excuse the bad quality of the photos, I thought I would take the pics outside as the lighting was better but I ended up having to snap the pics very quickly as the wind kept trying to blow it away!  xx Sharelle

Almost finished, just needs another brown strip on either side, then it still has a border aswell, then comes the big job of quilting!

'Crocket Cabin'

'Dresden Plate'

'Card Trick'

'Album Block'

'Log Cabin'

'Dutchmans Puzzle'

'Square in a Square'


'Martha Washington Star'

'Coventry Cottage'

'Drunkard Path'

'Gentlemans Fancy'