Archive | June 2013

A strawberry hat

My daughter asked me to knit her something special for a colleague’s baby shower. I’d just bought The Big Book of Knitting, so I had no hesitation in choosing the ‘strawberry hat’ as my project. I hope she likes it!
Strawberry hat

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Never a bridesmaid …

My lovely daughter has never been asked to be a bridesmaid, but we decided to make her a dress anyway. She chose a shot satin fabric. We literally travelled the length and breadth of the country to find the right one and eventually unearthed it in a tiny side street in Bath. The style, fortunately, was much more straight forward and we soon found a pattern she liked.
The resulting dress is very pretty. Although she never got to wear it to a wedding, it did eventually have an outing to her school prom. I was a little nervous, as I hadn’t sewn such a formal gown for quite a while. The last time was when I helped my Mum sew my own wedding dress and my bridesmaid’s. We were both really pleased with the result and, guess what, it was a perfect fit! The joy of hand made items, of course, is that you are always the only one in that dress!
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Knit in public this Saturday

http://www.visitmaidstone.com/whats-on/searchresults?sr=1&name=knit+in+public&rd=on&stay=2013-06-06&end=2013-07-06

Come along and knit your square for the Knit in Public event this Saturday, 8 June 2013, in Jubilee Square, Maidstone.  Follow the link for further details or contact Sue Pritchard on 01622 209210 or at suepritchard@tesco.net.

Jubilee Square

See you there!

Get craftsy with Joann

http://www.joann.com/craftsyclasses

Since I taught myself to crochet granny squares, watching Catherine Hirst’s (http://www.catherinehirst.com/) amazing Youtube video, I’m always looking out for visual guides.  Follow this link to a whole world of craftsy how tos.  There’s even one especially for Emma!  Mummy just has to make you this most adorable giraffe! This one belongs to Martha Bilski.  You can see her projects here: http://www.craftsy.com/user/517684/projects

thenotsoittybittygiraffeYou can find the details of the DVD showing you how to make him, here:

 http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Not-So-Itty-Bitty-Giraffe/42?ext=joann&_ct=fqhjduhsqjqbew-sbysajxhekwx&_ctp=http://www.joann.com/craftsyclasses