Thursday, 18 August 2011

Evidence of crafting

is starting to show itself at my house.  There is a corner of the craft room all organised and set up for sewing action.. pity about the rest, but I'm getting there slowly! 

Look at my lovely vintage bobbin holder.  It's currently holding some of my threads but eventually I want to collect some pretty vintage bobbins to store on it.  It was made my someone in my family, a great grandad or uncle or something but I forget who.  I'll have to ask Dad again. 

There are some fully finished placemats and a half finished table runner (no photo of that yet sorry) that I'm making during my Sew-along for the Table course with these ladies.  Excuse the poor ironing skills.

There is some attempting of a new crochet pattern from my extravagent magazine splurge, although somehow my second two rounds of petals only ended up with five petals instead of six.... shhh, we'll pretend that was what I meant to do!

And there is a nice big stack of giant pink grannies.  22 down, only 8 more to go and then the dreaded sewing together begins...

I'm so pleased to finally be actually doing some serious crafting.  Although, that is certainly not all from this week, more like about a months worth of work but still, creativity is creativity!

I'll be holding a giveaway in the next few days in honour of my birthday.  I was going to do it on my birthday but seeing as that was yesterday I have an inkling that might be a bit hard.  So keep your eyes peeled!


Wendy Sice said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday! Now I know three people who have birthdays on August 17th. Hope you had a perfect day!

You are impressing me with all your crafting. Would you be able to email me the address for Brown Owls? (Sorry if you already did, I can't find it!) I might be able to make it there this week!

Take care,

Wendy xx

spectacularfairywren said...

well looky at you!
love the bobbin holder, gorgy! when is next owl?

Anonymous said...

All creativity is good! The colours for your squares look stunning, and I love your bobbin holder. So pretty!

Amanda said...

Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you've been getting lots of crafting done lately. I've been constantly on my machine too working on Grace's quilt which is starting to drive me batty!! Enjoy the weekend and the warmer weather that's forecast x

2paw said...

Your crafty area id lovely, and your cotton reel holder is just lovely. Oh, you'll be finished your crocheted squares so soon!! I can't wait to see how it looks.
I think August is an excellent month for birthdays!!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Happy Birthday to you :-) I love that bobbin holder how clever the person that made it and how lovely that it was someone in your family! Nice to see the sewing machine and the hook getting some action :-)

Sally said...

Happy happy birthday. Great to see some crafting. Your sewing space seems very ordered. Loving the pile of pink too.