Wednesday, 24 June 2009

A quick project

I don't know why it took me so long to get around to making these. Someone at work was admiring my pinny, [apron,] and asked me to make a waist one for her Mum. Mine is a full length one.

It didn't take that long once I applied myself, I suppose that just shows how down I have been.

I made two of them, the one in the photo is folded in four lengthwise.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Another bag and a blanket

I promised Blue that I would make a messenger bag from the denim and UJ material as she gave the last one I sent to her friend India. The bag with Mickey Mouse inside it is the one Blue gave to India.

The blanket has been "ongoing" for ages, when I had spare chunky yarn I would knit a leaf, that's why it's a bit random. I made it because each of my children have a double knit version of this that I made them before they were born. They call them the "baby Bu@@&*" blankets. [That isn't a swear word, just not putting the surname down, am sure you understand.] They kept commenting how it would be nice to snuggle under one when they are ill. If they curl up, they'll be able to.

Monday, 15 June 2009

A few things finished at once.

I've not had a mad burst of activity, just several things all seem to have been finished at once.
At the top there is another scarf from the Knitting New Scarves book. Both yarns were supposed to be the same thickness, and it's obvious they aren't, however they are different textures so make it interesting. I only had a small amount of the colourful yarn, so it is only "muffler" length. I will be knitting another in more suitable yarn, but I like experimenting, so that was fun.
The second picture is Cookie Monster, I saw a crocheted version of him on Craftster, and decided to try to make my own knitted version. The only thing I'm not happy with are the eyes, as they are a little on the small side, but as I used long eyelash type yarn, it's practically impossible to pull back.
Third picture is of stitch markers I made , for when I decide to knit something other than a scarf, that might have a pattern, or I may need to mark the stitches in some way. I'm really happy how they have turned out, and intend to look for some larger rings to make some for thicker gauge needles.
The last thing there is a rucksack and purse that I have made for Blue. I am still making the messenger bag. [There was enough fabric for all three, and I think I still have some spare.] Putting the eyelets through the top stumped me at first as they just didn't want to be put in, then they just did. I did have to pre-punch the holes though, as they went in through at least 2, maybe 3 layers of good quality denim.

Friday, 12 June 2009

New blog, just for crafty stuff

I seem to be creating quite a few things lately.
So.....I thought I'd create a blog solely for the purpose of sharing what I've been up to craft wise.
I've called it Fidgetty fingers, as that is what my Mum used to say I have when I was young.

A bit more about me and what I like to do.
I grew up around people constantly creating things, from wool, fabric, food ingredients, and other mediums, and I suppose it has rubbed off on me.
I knit, embroider, [mainly cross stitch,] can crochet, but in a very unconventional way with conventional results. Love sewing, and have recently purchased an embellishing machine, have had a go at jewellery making and bead weaving.
In the kitchen I have made most things, and love trying out new recipes.
I don't do as much jam making and pickling as I did when my children were younger, but I don't think you forget how to do those things.
I've also made home made wine.

This is the only photo-less post I will be making on this blog, as I intend to use it as a record.