Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding present

Hooray another finished project to share. With just 2 weeks till my SIL gets married, Im glad to have this blanket done on time! Started way back in March, admittedly it hasnt taken me all that time, as we all know how quickly I get distracted by other projects. But its still taken a whole lot of work. 8 different colours, over 160 squares in 6 different sizes with over 400 colour changes, so that means I must have darned in more than 800 ends.. my fingers ache just thinking about it!!

Ive kept notes of my work over on Ravelry.
So here are some pictures of the finished result.

Measuring in at 1.45 x 1.25m it should make a nice throw for the couch and a blanket to snuggle under while reading a good book! I really hope they like it!

I will share with you all soon the flowergirl dresses that Ive been working on with my other SIL, they are so close to being done too!

xx Em

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mini Projects

Hi there! It's been aaaages since I last posted here - between a baby and moving house I have barely had enough to fill up my own blog! But things have started to settle down a bit now and I am managing a little more crafting - although now that baby is well and truly on the move so keeping me busy!

Last week over on Sewing Belle I posted about a beautiful Doll's House my Opa made for me when I was (a lot) younger. I shared some little projects I made for the house and have since found a few more so I thought I would share them here.

Firstly some tiny crocheted granny squares - crocheted with a 0.6mm hook which is so tiny mine in fact snapped inside my storage pouch of hooks, darning needles etc! These squares were destined to be chair pads - that means only 6 to go?!

Secondly a little knitted cardigan complete with bead 'buttons'. I have no idea what sort of thread/yarn I used to knit this and I remember at the time having trouble tracking down the 1mm needles - I think they are actually meant for beading.

Hopefully it won't be so long between posts from now on!!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Granny Square Vest

I am very busy finishing off a couple of big items before my SIL's wedding in October. So hopefully I get them finished in time and can share with you!
But in the mean time I got distracted by this little project.. and Im actually quite impressed with how it turned out. All the while when working on this vest I was wavering between loving the idea and thinking it would look ridiculous. But once I tried it on miss E, I decided it could definitely be worn out in public! The pattern is called 'Granny Square to wear' and that is precisely what it is!! Two squares in fact, arms added and then stitched together, viola!
Admittedly I didnt quite read the pattern, but took the general idea from it, so all credit still goes to the designer! :)

 The most challenging part of this project was getting little Miss E to sit still for more than 1 second to get a good photo!! Such a ratbag!
And here's a close-up of the flower I put on to just fancy-it-up a little.

Thats all for now

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Some completed projects...

Hi Everyone,
Finally an update from me (Sharelle)! Its been awhile but I do have some finished off projects to show off :) Will get straight into the photos and explain from there...

This is a small wall hanger called 'Tiptoe through the Tulips' I made this for my Oma's Birthday, she loves Tulips and loved the wall hanger which is great :) The pattern was from a past issue of Handmade Magazine.

Another Birthday Present here, my Mum and I worked on this one together as a 30th Birthday gift for fellow Handmade Rainbow blogger Hen, the pattern is called 'Washday' and is from a very old issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

A close up of some of the details of the quilt...

Another gift again! Iv made a few of these 'Rag Quilts' now but I still dont tire of them! This one was made for a very special little girl born to an old school friend of mine, this little cherub has just fought thru 2 operations in the first 2 weeks of life, so she definetly deserved somthing special as a gift! (Sorry for the poor photo quality, I rushed to take a photo before I dropped it off to be delivered and didnt realise how bad the lighting was until I loaded the photo to my computor!)

And just a close up of the flannel fabric used, just love this owl print! The photos dont do it justice!