Thanks for your patience, it's been a bit longer between posts this time. Firstly, my daughter came to stay for a second time! So we've been out and about a fair bit and generally things have been rather busy. In addition to that, I'm still suffering from a horrible cold that refuses to go away, this morning I woke up with a nasty sore throat that feels like I swallowed a cheese grater!!!
Let me say another thanks and welcome to all my new followers, it is lovely to have you all here!
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post!
A crafty corner makeover
This time I want to show you the result of my tidying, clearing up and re-organising my little crafty corner. Unfortunately I did not take a photo of the towering inferno that was piling up on top of my craft cabinet, so I can only show you the 'after' photos. Let me assure you that this is a huge improvement and it pleases me much more to look at it now! It took me an entire afternoon, so be warned if you start something like this! But of course, you could sort out just a small corner to start with! I know I got a lot more to do!
|My craft cabinet after the makeover!|
|Displaying some favourite little things|
|My vintage Spool holder|
|I love buttons!!!|
|My various drawers that I painted about 2 years ago|
A couple of summers ago, I was really into painting my various wooden drawers, some of which I had for years, plus I managed to find some more here in charity shops! Finally I can access these drawers better! And now they house lots of crafty bits and pieces! When ordering your materials, you can be totally creative - lots of glass jars, liquid washing tabs containers, even food containers, biscuits tins etc can all be used. I find it works best for me when I can see the contents such as the buttons in the jars, but other things are best out of sight (in drawers or trays).
The printers tray, and the children's sewing box were also charity shop finds previously!
Do you have any useful storage ideas that work well for you?
Some finished projects
The following 2 projects have been finished meanwhile the week before. Here are some in progress pictures.
|This is my second Alpaca Shawl - meanwhile finished!|
|21.01.15 Finished this hat for a friend|
More knitted hats
When my daughter came back, I knitted her a headband and another hat, plus a new hat for myself, all within 2 days!!!
|The knitted headband before it was sewn together|
|Left hat for me, Right hat and headband for my daughter|
|And here once more, all my recent knits made from Rico yarn|
A bit of colour
Well, by now you probably come to expect quite a bit of colour when you come to visit this blog, right? This is a little bit different! Yes, I'm doing colouring in for adults and it is great fun. I tend to buy a weekly notebook/magazine called flow weekly which I use for making notes, drawing charts and more! This is a page that was for colouring in! But I also bought a big colouring in book! Have any of you tried it? I'd be interested to find out!
An amazing find!
Look at this! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it! A handknitted tunic in Autumn colours (sorry, the colours do not come out so well in this picture which I took in the charity shop when I saw it!)
I tried it on and it fitted me fine, so I had to have it! My daughter agreed that it suits me! In fact, I am wearing it today. What is more, I totally appreciate that someone has handmade it (I can imagine how much hard work went into it, not to mention the amount of colourful yarn and how much it must have cost!) Needless to say I only paid a snip for it! Plus I found a lovely grey jumper with mohair and silk (not handmade), that also gives me a favourite comfy jumper feel!
However, all this has not put me off wanting to knit my own jumpers!
I want to wish you all a happy weekend, what are your plans? Have you scheduled in some crochet or knitting time?
As always, I love reading your comments, so feel free to leave me yours!