Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Charity Knitting

We've been doing lots of charity knitting for children in Africa, Fishermens Mission and Young Mums charities. We took a picture of what we've done so far.

Last year we knitted brown/yellow school jumpers for a school in Africa, this year we are knitting red/black ones for another school.

Here's one that I've started

Eden has been knitting little booties and waistcoats and Callum and Clark are still knitting strips for our local churches Knit and Natter.

It's quite comical we all sit round watching Eastenders knitting away!

Sunday, 21 February 2010


I had a go at making a frugal handbag. It's made from an upholstery material sample I got off Freecycle, believe it or not and the lining is some blind material that I bought from Ikea years ago in a sale and never used. Am trying to recycle stuff and this is just a prototype. I actually made it a few months ago...in the days when I thought I could just 'rustle up' something for my craft business, but rickety joints have put a damper on things.
Junior was after a new bag and so we made this a la joint effort:o) It was sewn on our manual Singer...she did all the hard labour , as in turning handle and I just steered material. lol It's just a flap over top, no button or clasp. I might make it a bit more secure by putting some velcro on.
Next time we want to make a book bag with zip at top, lined again. And a matching wallet/purse and a pad folio:o) Pad folios sell for about £15 - 20 on the internet!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Skull & cross bones jumper

I've been working on this for what seems like years, but here it is, finally finished - ta da!!

Inspired by Abby from NCIS (who my daughter adores), I used a plain childrens roll neck jumper pattern and put in my own skull design, also made the sleeves stripey, bigger and longer with thumb holes.

The girl loves it, and has gone off to a party in it today :0)