Where does time go when we’re so close to Christmas, where house & home call for changes to deal with damp and cold conditions.. hence the work I’m doing for Lynn’s king Sized blanket.
The only way to tackle something as big as this and retain your sanity is to slip in smaller projects to kill the monotony…. not to mention good preparation and time for sewing in ends as you go. Above you’ll see another 100 pinwheels to sew into squares… but did I mention I had to spend 5 hours on Saturday just sewing in ends!!!! But soon my fun will start again when I get to handle these colourful little chappies and watch my project grow and grow.
Talking of which.. here is another colourful chap created for the Children’s Cancer Charity..
I love him so much I’m going to make another one for MEEEE this time in greens and pinks.
The pattern is available from Heidi Bears website or Ravelry .. by far the most comprehensible and well prepared pattern I have ever seen.. well worth the money. And the new bear will look great on my new king sized bed… heheh
So amongst the panic.. how many of you are actually going to prepare hand crochet gifts for Christmas.. I am and have already started on some for family and friends… but with so much else to do I chose to look on the internet as to what I can use to “cheat”… well not cheat but easy things which I can customise.
One great find…… stick on lace ribbon!!!
The possibilities are endless… not just bunting but jars for your home made jams and preserves, picture frames and indeed collars, cuffs and whatever else you chose.
They’re easy to use.. they stick and they’re very reasonable to buy. Follow the link to find the eBay store
And finally , the other things I’ve been dabbling in .. home sewn appliqués.
This time rabbits… don’t you just love the fluffy tails!
Have a safe and warm week… take special care and we’ll speak again soon…..
Helen xxxxxxx hugs xxxxxxxx