Monday, 24 December 2012

Jayne Cobb Hat - update

Wooo! My brother loves his hat. Will try to get a picture and put it up if he'll let me! Told him that I'd line it if he wanted, but he says he'll be fine unless he cuts his hair, which he seems to be growing out again at the moment.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Flygon and Christmas

So, here we have the finished blackwork Flygon! Really happy with how it turned out, especially the wings with the metallic thread. Had a lot of fun making this. The pattern is from the lovely Gatchastitch, and can be found here

Now I just need to decide what to do with the finished piece!

Christmas seems to have snuck up on me this year, and I still have a couple of small presents to buy. I also still have a couple of things to sew up, which I probably should have done instead of Flygon, but I'm not a fan of sewing up and this was much more fun!

I'm hoping I'll be able to do some craft type things over the holidays, but I've got lots of plans to see freinds and family as well, so my week off may not be as relaxing as I'd like it to be!

Seasons Greetings everyone!

Oh, and in case anyone's interested.... We couldn't find a star/ornament that we liked for the top of our Christmas tree this year... so we used an Oddish instead! (You may also notice a chain chiomp and Dr Bunsen Honeydew glasses holder on the tree as well)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


I haven't updated the blog in a while, so here's an update.

Hat - still not lined. I've bought some red fleece to line it with, but am going to see if my brother is happy with it as it is. If he thinks it's itchy/not warm enough then I'll mess about lining it then. While buying the fleece, I also managed to buy some VW campervan fabric, and some Sonic the Hedgehog fabric. Still unsure what I'll end up doing with these, but I'm tempted to start off simple, with a cushion.

I've made another pair of handwarmers, in the same colour, that I'll keep for myself (so lovely and soft, and great to wear while cross stitching!)

Started a blackwork project, from Gatchastitch. It's Flygon from Pokemon. Pattern looked interesting, and the materials for it arrived earlier this week. I'll post some pics soon hopefully.

Also started on a couple of chocobos for the bf. Just needed a couple of extra colours to finish them off, and then I'll take photos for the blog. Pattern from Sprite Stitch.

Muppet Glasses holder - found this pattern through Ravelry, and fell in love with the Dr Bunsen Honeydew version. I've made this in a lovely Bunsen colour, but didn't make it big enough! At least I know for next time. Pics to come soon.

My local craft shop is closing down and having a sale, so I've been going in and buying all sorts of stuff! I have ideas for some of it but not all of it. Today I picked up a book to look at, which is full of dinosaurs to make from fabric. Some of the stuff in it looks fantastic, and there's even a pattern for a kids dinosaur costume - which I'll probably alter slightly to fit myself. Just need an excuse to wear it after it's been made.

Since posting, I've also won some Christmas goodies from my local radio station, which was quite exciting. I won a Christmas tree (claimed by mum) a meal voucher for a local restaurant, mince pies, Christmas pudding and also a turkey. Phone call from the bf today, to let me know that the company he started working for this year give turkeys to all of their staff! Lots of turkey to eat this year...