I was wondering if there's any interest for get another round of this going? I haven't participated in the previous rounds, but I'm hooked in plushies and would to share the love and inspiration that I know all the people here's got.
Now, the question of when to sign-up and when to craft. I'll be going away on August 4th, but will be back on the 12th - so I don't know if we should wait a while to have the sign-up period?
I've never organized a swap before and was therefore thinking of limiting it to a rather small number. What's your thoughts on that?
First post in here, and also my first ever paper project.
We've been engaged for almost two years, but never really set a date for it other than "sometime in the future when we're grown-up enough". But, just over a month ago we decided to take the big leap into adulthood (scary thought). Parents were notified, people were asked to set aside a certain date, etc, etc.
Without further ado, here's a photo post of our invitations which we made ourselves (me: design, writing, etc, him: measuring and cutting)
On the outside of the envelope
My mom's invitation, open on a table
Scanned version of mom's invitation
Digital versions, prior to printing, in both Norwegian and English
So, me, The Boyfriend and a friend is going to Hamburg this weekend to visit another friend and attend a concert - we might have some time on Saturday, and I was wondering - are there are fabric stores in Hamburg? Anyone have a recommendation of a very good store? Anything, really!
Ok, so... I want to buy/save up for a sewing machine.
Now, we've already got one, or my mom does (a Bernina). The problem is that it's 42 years old. It was in for service a few years ago, and came back even worse. Unfortunately, this was during a time where neither me nor my mom used it, so we didn't find out till it was too late to complain about the poor quality of the service. There are several things bugging me. First, it takes about 10 minutes to get the bobbin thread up (I believe that's what it's called) and secondly, it sometimes won't let the bobbin "go" and the threads get all tangled and it locks the needle and therefore also the fabric into place. Takes ages and a lot of patience (which I don't have) to sort out. Thirdly, we cannot remember how to make it go backwards, meaning lots more work to tie up seams, etc.
I want a machine that is easy to use, not too basic and maybe not too costly? Anyone want to suggest any?
I recently started knitting, and made a bag which I felted way too much - it's tiny, but very cute. I decided that I wanted to make a larger bag, and my mom requested one as well.
The first bag is the one that I knit and felted for my mother. After seeing an idea I had for my first swap, she decided that she wanted a teacup on her bag instead of just general steel-wire swirlyness.
Inside of both bags:
The bag I made for myself, with an "interpretation" of the CXS-logo.
The very first "Knitting Mercury"-label on the inside of the CXS-bag's flap.
And, as always, a big thanks to The Boyfriend for helping me and comforting me through the frustrations.