Received this amazing swap bundle from the amazing Lisa Goddard (mixed media artist extraordinaire). She has handmade a huge amount of this beautiful dark collection of skulls, flowers, envelopes and miscellaneous ephemera. This is all headed for my recent Gothic Junk Journal.
My first visit to the University of Sheffield Student run iForge maker space and my second attempt at laser cutting.
I was creating these to gift as part of an ephemera swap. When creating my .dfx file I somehow managed to create double cutting lines, resulting in some flames, concerned looks and a less than perfect cut. Oh well, a lesson for the next time.
Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder Yarn: For the Love of Yarn Merino yak, less than 1 skein, colorway= Seascape This was my first attempt at knitting socks, so when the pattern said to knit “until you have reached your desired length” I didn’t realise that what it actually meant was to knit as far as the point
I received this beautiful new drop spindle for Christmas and immediately had to take it for a test spin. I’ve had a small piece of mottled fiber hanging around since I picked it up at Yarndale and though that would be a good first run. The spindle spins beautifully. Sadly, the mottled fiber looks much
This is my recent version of Spice & Clove Knit and Crochet Pumpkins by Hannah Maier The following deviations from the original pattern were made: knitting it flat instead of in the round using a thick pipe cleaner for the stem
This is a “Little Jar of Love” team gift for a work college about to get married. We all contributed something along the theme of “Credit-Card security and Love”. I got to be the one to decorate the jar. I think it turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself. 🙂
This is another pattern that came about because I don’t want to learn to crochet. All of the beautiful Blythe helmets I see online appear to be crocheted. Necessity is the mother of invention so here is a free pattern for a knitted version of a basic Blythe helmet…
Knitted from Mara Shawl pattern. Used 2 balls of 4ply. The multicolored yarn is Donegal 4ply hand dyed yarn from The Old Piggery in a colour beautifully named Northern Lights. The burgundy yarn is 4ply Extra Super Geelong Merino Lambs Wool purchased on eBay from the seller kingcraigfabrics.
Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat: Big and Tall Boy’s and Men’s Waistcoats Sewing Pattern. I made view B in Scottish tweed in size 2XL
This is a very straight forward pattern. The only major change I made was with the interfacing. It seamed a bit odd to me that the pattern called for interfacing for the whole front of the piece. I considered that interfacing with tweed would make the waistcoat very stiff, so I left it out. I was very glad I did.