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I've made a quilt for my niece's birthday using floral fabric remnants and my husband's shirts. The patchwork was backed with an old fleece blanket which was perfectly fie except for the ribbon edging which I didn't use. The solid colours are hubby's old shirts except for the blue edging which was cut from an old duvet cover my son had at uni.
Cushion to match:
I used the front of the shirt to make a buttoned back for the cushion cover so the cushion can be removed for washing.
I'm really pleased with how this basket turned out. I found the rope in a skip and rescued it last year. It has been well used and was filthy so the first step in making the basket was - wash the rope in the washing machine! Then was the tedious job of unravelling it into it's 3 seperate strands before I was able to start making it. I am very proud of it, it is my first plaited border basket and took a bit of figuring out. It is to be a wedding present for some friends who wanted a recycled rope planter.
I've been crafting all day (bliss!) at a jewellery workshop run by this lady: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Made-By-Shetland/136574183044584 . I had a great day and this is what I made:
A ring for my daughter:
A beach pebble necklace with glass beads:
A bird's nest necklace and earrings made with pearl beads:
and the happy recipient on her birthday:
Work in Progress, my niece's sensory quilt for her 9th birthday. Many thanks to Claire (md0u0131) for the original idea. All squares are different (recycled or remnants) and now sewn together and onto a child's sleeping bag cut to fit. Quilting done 'in the ditch' and edging machine sewn to the front, just over a quarter of the way round hand sewing it at the back! I'm sewing bells into the edging and there are lots of bits made/ to be made to attach to the velcro on the squares.
Wasn't sure whether to put this on a crochet, recycled or Pinterest thread so I put it here as it's published on my blog! I got the basic idea of crocheting the basket from one of my Pins on my challenge board and have adapted it to suit what I wanted to make and the materials used (didn't want a curved basket so couldn't use my t-shirt stash - it'll be used one day!). I hope you enjoy it and if you try to make one please let me know - I could see myself making lots of these, once my fingers recover from this one!
I have been making some Christmas things and I thought you would like to see them:
Funky Fair Isle Fairies, one made at a crafting day, the other with the jumper I got from the 'rag bag' at school and felted.
A snowman I made for the school fundraiser, the buttons are recycled as is the stuffing which used to be an old pillow.
A bag for my mum made from fabric samples I was given some time ago - this is the log cabin pattern I thought similar to the Manx patchwork. The back is also made from the same fabrics and it is lined.
I was on a felting scarves workshop all day yesterday and in the morning we made a basic felt scarf -which I am turning into a crochet hook case for my daughter! In the afternoon we did some nuno felting, felting onto a silk scarf which wrinkles as the wool shrinks in the felting process. The tutor had dyed the scarves already (in her microwave), a process I am going to be trying at her speedcrafting day later this month.
Showing both sides of the scarf:
Close up detail:
Didn't know whether to put this in beads. knitting or crochet so put it here!
Loving Hands is having a fundraiser at the end of the month so I've made some stitch markers for them to sell:
These are made from shell taken from a necklace I found in a charity shop:
These are for crocheters to mark stitches when working in the round, they will clip on to a stitch and can also be used for knitting markers up to a 4mm needle.
"Ojo de Dios" or "Eye of God" I was showing the kids how to make these today, having just worked out how to do it myself. Made this one tonight from willow twigs from the garden and shades of Shetland yarn. Hand made and grown in Shetland!
My dad has decided he wants to try to make a family tree - anyone used any online family tree websites, if so, would you recommend them? He wants me to help and as he is 70 next month, my sister and I are considering setting him up with an online account as a gift. I know of ancestry.co.uk - any others?
We entered some things into the local agricultural show's craft section and have won some prizes!!!
My Loving Hands crib got a first (but it was the only willow basket ;-) )
This blanket which has been a WIP for too long came 3rd in the crocheted wool category (Mum came first with her lilac LH matinee jacket, the multi-coloured cardi is her's too)
This basket made from recycled earth wire and wooden beads from an old hanging planter came first in 'recycled materials' and won the trophy for best item entered by an adult in the craft section.
My daughter got a second for her crocheted turtle, and a first with her gateau and second with her fatless sponge in the very competitive baking section.
My niece won second prize for her recycled hobby horse and third for her hama beads. The school rug came first in the recycled materials section (see it behind the hobby horse)