Shop is open!!

February 19th, 2009

I finally plucked up enough courage to open a shop on Folksy :)  I’ll blog more about it soon but for now here’s the link:  http://www.folksy.com/shops/makesandcreates

On a roll..

February 10th, 2008

I seem to have been making things for the past few days and not just making them but actually finishing them which is an achievement for me.  On Friday I made a hat which was going to be for myself as it looked so lovely in the magazine (and once I made it too) but it just doesn’t suit me, which is quite odd as most hats do! Oh well.. it was a nice quick and easy project to do :) (the hat not suiting me is the reason why the armchair is modelling it! hehe)

Today I made another cushion cover to match the one I made just after Christmas and also a cuff/bracelet thing.  Oh and me and Chris also made a computer desk which took ages and involved quite a bit of cursing and sighing.  After all this hard work I’ve been sitting down looking through websites that make labels (that i can sew onto handmade stuff), seem to have a found a really good one but am having great difficulty in trying to decide what colour scheme to have them made in!

Socks & Books

February 7th, 2008

Well not exactly as it says in the title as there’s still only one sock! I did some more work on my first sock yesterday at the Stitch N’ Bitch group I go to, I was up to the point where I was to start the heel flap and was very lost (as I’m not a very experienced knitter…. yet!) but Ann (our resident sock expert) helped me out and pointed me in the right direction, now it’s going fine (tho the sock in general could be neater in parts, but looking pretty good for a first go I think) and looks like it will continue until I get to the gusset when it’ll be time to call on the lovely Ann again :)

Today in my lunch break I decided to treat myself to a couple of craft-y books, so I bought one on how to make your own clothes and another one which has all sorts of various craft items/idea’s/patterns in it. The range of knitting books wasn’t very inspiring so I didn’t buy any of those. I was naughty tho and ordered a couple more books when I got home from work as Waterstones didn’t have the book I’d had my eye on on Amazon the night before. I’ll post pics of these once they arrive.

And so I’ll leave you with a picture of the sock so far and the 2 books I got.