Sunday, August 7, 2011

Winning It

I was blessed to win a giveaway SweetP had on her blog a while ago. I scored this fun Tri'Coterie self-striping sock yarn which I whipped up into a pair of plain toe-up socks for ME (despite begging from other residents). It's Maylin's Red Queen colourway and I love the FUN of the stripes. SweetP also sent a sweet project bag, cute owl stickers and sweeties! It was such a lovely parcel to receive. Mwah!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Making It

Sewing It: Schoolhouse Tunic - turned into a dress with front closures.

Knitting It: Leaflet Cardigan - great layering piece.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quilting It

I read The Happiness Project recently, and Gretchen's Personal Commandment to Spend Out challenged me. So I opened the fabric stash and grabbed my Ginger Blossom that I've had for an embarrassing three years. Ugh. I hacked into it and whipped up this lap quilt (50" x 60") in one week. It's my second ever quilt, and the first one I've sandwiched, machine quilted and bound myself. I'm feeling very proud and satisfied seeing the kids using it every day on the couch.

Next target - that Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric in the same three year old post and some Michael Millar retro cowboy stuff I've also had sitting for far too long!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Baking It

For the birds: Bird Seed Treats - to hang in our wintery trees.

For the monkeys: Honeycomb Popcorn Clusters - no, I don't style my food like Donna Hay before taking a pic. These were made with our allotment grown miniature black popping corn.