Saturday, 27 May 2017

Lavender, roses and thunder storms

We have been having a mini heat wave in the UK but as normal Saturday morning brought a hum dinger of a thunderstorm and rain. Always love how it smells and feels after rain though as when it has been hot seems to freshen everything up. Even the birds seem louder and we have plenty of those singing in the trees from 4am, lol.

Makes this week:

Knitted bodice baby dress, this has been on my needles for some time and finally finished, think that the vintage style rose bud fabric is perfect for the cable and moss stitch bodice.

Still on a knitting binge and lavender ladies , these are so cute and fun to make. This is 'Freda' more styles coming soon.

With all this knitting have had a relaxing week, plus staying cool by an open window. Sometimes moving away from my machines is a good thing.

Until next time

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Gardening time

Well now that Spring has really sprung the garden had to be dealt with, always looks tired after the winter months. Have created a new bed and with the turfs made a shady rockery under a tree. DH has worked hard doing all the manual bits whilst I did the designing.

Not been idle of the creating front a bracelet in Swarovski pearls and crystals to compliment the bluebird collection. Dainty for the summer

More beautiful weather this week and more long walks down by the mill and the river

Nothing better early in the morning when the only company is the wildlife and other dog walkers.

Have a good week

Friday, 5 May 2017

The final piece

Finally got there and the last piece for the bluebird collection is off my machines.

Clutch bag

The blossoms have Swarovski hot fix crystals in the centres, think goes well with the glittery fabric.

Seven pieces in this collection and although seemed to take an age to complete happy I finally got there. Added to my shop at Carolee Crafts.

Next project? either wedding or baby, not sure which. Currently knitting a bodice in moss stitch with a cable pattern,  which will have a fabric skirt. So maybe the baby/toddler items should be next. Decisions, decisions...........

Have a great weekend folks