hello! i'm excited that I've just (almost) finished my new bag! I was sick of not being able to find a day bag that suits me when I'm travelling, so I found some funky fabric and made my own, and I am molto happy with it I used LauPre's tute for easy zip pockets and the Heart of Mary tute for putting the whole thing together. It doesn't have a strap yet as the one I cut is a bit too short for my liking, so I will probably pick up some strap/webbing/whatever its called on the weekend to finish it. I love it! roll on the pix: front
It all started with a friend saying, oh I can never find gloves to fit me...so, what do I do? I offered to make some (Oh sure, it will be a challenge ) So here are Ivan and Alexander. Ivan, cos they were so terrible to make, Alexander cos they're a great achievement for me to finish (I've started these about 5 times since April). These are unblocked right now, but I am sooo happy they're done I had to post!
Was thinking of adding a tab along the cuff where the buttons are, a la driving gloves, but not sure it's necessary
Pattern can be found here (I made several modifications)
A woman at my work gave me bags of yarn when she found out I crochet, so I made these hats for her as a thank you: The left on is the hat from Spring in winter, as are both the flowers, the right one is based on the PDQ:
The green yarn is actually a baby-pastel-mint-green if you know what I mean, and I didn't realise until I took pix, these kind of look like baby hats, but for adults...oh well
and for me, an FBB since my old handbag died - its a bit stretched since I been using it for a couple weeks already. The handle and lining are salvaged from the old handbag. I also need to put something pretty on it to brighten it up.
Hi! So I'm not amazing at baking, but I do like making sweet things, and even better I have a team at my work willing to eat it all (its not really fun baking for 1). I started making birthday cakes for people but cupcakes are much easier to divide between 12 people. These are my latest: Orange and white chocolate sponge:
the recipe is actually for a big cake, which I have also made but this time I wanted to make angel cakes. Its such a super easy recipe and has worked perfectly both times.
Chocolate cupcakes made with yummmmmmy recipe from allrecipies
aaaand Nigella's chocolate raspberry pavlova. v. messy to divvy up, but oh so amazing to eat.
Thanks for checking them out! If anyone wants the recipes let me know, I'll find the links
Hi everyone! so, I moved halfway round the world last year, and had to retire my sewing machine to my mum What is a girl to do when she is in need of portable craft? Crochet! Although I can crochet, I never bothered to much with it when I could sew instead, but now I was without my machine, and in need of craft, I bought myself some hooks and the Happy Hooker and got started. Without further ado: Exchange bag (hard to see in black, I know)
Stripes and stripes scarf
and a random, not HH scarf, that was made on 2 train rides, a bus ride and a couple of tube trips, in across 3 countries.
- with pretty flowers & checks So, I made this for a friend of mine from a dish towel with Australian wildflowers on it. I thought it needed something more than the usual dish-towel-to-apron conversion, but the idea just kind of kept growing as I was sewing it. It went from being one-way to reversible and that brought on a whole new challenge with bias binding. Anyway, I hope she likes it, and I hope you do too. Comments appreciated. "Front" side http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/Apron_1_web.jpg
Hi, so I'm not sure if this goes here, but this is the right place for the end product. I'm making a make-up bag for my friend (who is always happy and smiley) and so I made a "little miss sunshine" to applique for the bag. But, as it's my first attempt at machine applique, it looks a little....amateur. It's for a birthday present, but now I'm not sure if it just looks childish (not the super-cool I was going for). So, would you give this to your friend? http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=75582