Monday, 28 December 2009

Fleece hats

Have been busy with my sewing machine today. As well as finishing the three shopping bags off, I made three fleece hats as well. They have a home to go to...and have been made with love for the recipient.

I hope they keep him warm in the winter months.

Re-useable shopping bags

This one has fairy tale princesses on it
This one farm animals with their names in English and French.

This one the fabric is inspired by old fashioned cardboard dressing dolls

And here's a shot of all three of them.

I keep making these and they seem to find new homes elsewhere.

I have got to the stage where remembering to take at least one with me when I go out has almost become automatic.

Made from Swatches of curtain material they last much longer than plastic carrier bags. I have been asked why I don't sell them. If someone wanted some making, I would. I had to make a few more, as I gave some of the one's I keep in my car boot to a colleague who had gone into Asda without her stash of carrier bags.
I think they are rather jolly, and usually cause comment at the supermarket checkout.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


I meant to send you tonight's episode of Robin Hood...1 and 1/2 hours to get off car park

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Wrong size...then wrong size again!

I have been knitting ...or trying to knit, an earflap hat for Oliver. I thought I had used the pattern I used earlier this year, but, after two attempts, it is obvious I didn't use the pattern I thought I did. I do remember writing down somewhere what I had done, but can I find it?
The first attempt came out too small, so I have finished it off for a work colleague's son, think he's 3 in January. The second mistake one...I think I will pull it is too long and still too small, excellent if your head is the same shape as a police

The hat should look like the picture....but as I have said, one is too small, and one too long.
I'll try again an see if I can get it right a third time. The reason I am knitting Oliver another hat is because he has misplaced the black one in the picture above, and wants a hat to keep his head warm. My friend would like me to make him a hat as well, so I will try to sort out this week, and the spiral scarf can go on the backburner for a few days.