of lovely warm socks
and cosy shawls.
some very small squares which, one day, will become a patchwork blanket. I started the Beekeeper's blanket (the hexi-puff one) but, after making a few decided it wasn't for me (couldn't get my head round what would happen to all the stuffing when the blanket was washed!). So patchwork it is and a it makes a great portable project.
There has been lots of crochet to create
more cosy shawls
There are 36 assorted squares which were hiding in boxes and bags, all neglected. I was going to combine them to make a "Gypsy Blanket"
but when I put them together I didn't like the effect so they are now the basis 3 separate projects!
There has been some cross stitch
but not very much.
There has been some sewing
a pound phone case received a "Julie Arkell" inspired makeover and, probably my favourite creation
a "Day of the Dead" softie. The pattern was in an old Vogue magazine (when I say "pattern" it was just the body parts and then the instruction "decorate as picture", now I know why some call them "Vague" patterns) and a friend liked it so I offered to make her one. It was immediately claimed by her young daughter as she said it would "keep bad dreams away". I am happy she loves it.
So I have been keeping busy, trying to craft every day and loving it!
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