Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I've been trying to get stuff up, but blogger won't let me post!.... here goes again. this is the hat I made with Lina's pattern.. of course it didn't go according to plan, but I think I still like it. :) over the holiday I did some cross stitching as well, but the pictures weren't turning out too nice, so I won't post them. i'm now working on 2 lace shawls. well actually one's a bolero (for me)and one's a stole (gift). the bolero should be done in a few weeks at the latest but the stole may well drive me crazy! I have to make it though, just to say I did! all for now...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I managed to get 2 pair of fingerless gloves knit for my mom and sister for Christmas, but forgot to take pics before they were sent on their way. soo... will have to wait till they get them and have them send me pics before I can post them. sorry! currently i'm working on a hat. my friend Lina created the pattern and i'm testing it for her. I have never "tested" a pattern for someone and this is proving to be a test both for Lina and myself as i'm such an idiot when it comes to patterns but we have found a few things that need to be fixed, so maybe it's a help after all??? will try and get some pics up as soon as it's done. today I bought some gorgeous new material to make new chair covers and pillows for my livingroom. totally changing the colour scheme from burgundy and burnt orange to teal and brown. yummy! again, will get pics up as soon as I can!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I have recently learned how to properly make these skirts and went a bit crazy. :) these skirts are for some of the girls at the orphanage but the girls at school wanted them.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
so apparently I've really caught the knitting bug! since coming back to Zambia I've knit up several little things. I really like little projects as they get finished so quickly! :) the first things I made were little teddy bear sweaters for my nephews' little cuddly friends. Next blog I'll have to add the pictures of the little hats I made.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
having some trouble posting pictures which is why i'm behind with my blogging. now that i'm away from the bush and in town, maybe this will work better... I finally got my little bolero done. at first I had knit the ribbing too small to fit me so this is being modeled by a friend. I re-knit the ribbing to it fits me now and i'm very excited about trying it out!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I sort of got the idea of having a craft blog after joining pinteret and seeing other people's blogs. This will mainly be pictures and is sort of more for myself than others but if you enjoy it, by all means follow along. :) over the past few weeks i've been working on a number of sewing projects, mainly converting jeans into skirts & quilts. This is what i've got so far... this didn't turn out quite the way i had hoped, it was my first attempt... next i did a long one... then i tried some ruffled ones... (these ones are not complete yet) i got sick of ruffles so took a break and made a little baby cocoon for my next neice/nephew. i still have to attach some velcro to fasten it shut. (the last pic is the pattern i used)