Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Hoping you all have a lovely new years eve and that 2012 is going to be a good year :-) 

Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas Sewing

I started cutting this quilt out for D on the evening of the 23rd and finished it this afternoon. It's 62 inches x 62.  It got harder work after I split my index finger open right on the tip.  If that hadn't happened I think it would have been finished a day ago.  It needs ironing but the iron is buried in a sea of brick dust  due to renovations along with everything else in the kitchen, utility and dining room......

The backing is a flannel sheet

Fabric arrived today for B's quilt so I will cut that out tomorrow.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

My 4 Day Quilt

I cut this quilt out late on Saturday night and started hand piecing it on Sunday. I made it with left over Chrimbo fabric I had and a Winter Flower Fairy backing.  It's 52 inches x 40 cos that was the size of the backing. I used a gorgeous Heirloom cotton wadding as the batting cos I had run out of the cheaper stuff. I finished it today at lunchtime. My finger tips are sore. It is now on the sofa being used as a snuggly. It's the last I am doing before Christmas unless I get chance to cut out D's quilt I am making for him. It's not likely as I need to do other things now - like sort out food and clean etc ;)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas

table runner ( with cats ;) )  Simple checker board hand piecing. The longest job was the hand binding cos the table is 8 foot long so it was 9 foot of runner to bind.  I was going to make matching place mats but have run out of the robin fabric and it won't get here in time to make 10 place mats.

The backing

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Autumn Quilt

Autumn lap quilt. The cats are already asleep on it. This might be it for a long time now :)

Christmas Quilt

The Christmas quilt is done.  This is my first ever contribution to this blog...must make more effort :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Tanktop Fetish

That's what seems to be happening in our house.
The boys all wanted one of these as part of their Christmas presents.

I also did these last night

The blue hat is called a Skull Beanie and it's all the rage on

I have quite a few friends with teenage children so I thought I could do some of these in black with purple or pink skulls to make them a bit more girlie.

The white square is a pattern adapted from a dishcloth which appears to be another trend in America, to knit your own. I'm making these for the Shoebox appeal for next Christmas, my knitting group are hoping to knit them and they can go in the boxes as flannels. They're made from a cotton mixture of wool.

That's the pattern for the beanie. The pattern does it on a circular needle but I did it on two needles, so you have to figure it out a bit.
That one is for the dishclothes, I think there over one hundred different patterns on there, Christmas ones, birthday ones, all sorts, so make sure you've got some time spare before you check out the link because you could be there a while!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Wrist Warmers

I knitted wrist warmers / fingerless gloves made out of the yarn I didn't use in the socks :)
2.5mm circular needle or dpns cast on 48 stitches and just knit two pearl two rib in a tube for 3cm. Continue in knit using this video to put the thumb in wherever you want it depending on how long up your arm you want the warmers to go  :-)

Friday, 18 November 2011


I've knitted some warm toasty socks for winter using this pattern and Noro wool
I started each sock with the red part of the wool so that the wool patterns match - it meant wasting some of the wool until i got to the red again but it'll save for some wrist warmers i think.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Nephews Jumpers for Christmas

I've knitted this hooded jumper ( as they were such a hit in our house!) and a tank top for my five year old nephew as part of his Christmas present. My sister likes to put him in blue colours as he has the most georgous piercing blue eyes.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Earings and Bracelets

I'm Eden, and I am going to post about some earrings and bracelets that I made for my brother and mum.
It is called beading and I have been doing it for about 2 and 1/2 years now.
These are really simple to make, but they can be quite expensive. The end product is great though.

Mum's christmas earrings-

Callum's earrings (for his friend)

Callum's bracelet (for another friend)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Baby Shawl

Busily making a baby shawl , this time it's in cream and will be blue around the edges. The pattern is from The Crochet Bible: The Complete Handbook for Creative Crocheting [Paperback] which is only £7 ish at the moment.

I've added a halloween theme for the season , hope you like it hahahaha . . . . . ghostly witchy cackles lol

Monday, 24 October 2011

Clarks Tanktop

Clarks tanktop, I've already bought more wool to knit two more, one for my nephew and another one for Clark!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Hooded Jumper Number 2

Callum modelling his hooded jumper

I'm now knitting Clark a tank top in between knitting the mini stockings. We're up to about 25 now. Here's the address to send your mini stockings to.

Sandra Davey

54, Sutton Grove



SM1 4LP.

I have spoken to her and she's given permission for her address to be posted.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Mini Xmas Stockings

All work has been suspended so we can get on with these (Support our Soldiers Mini Xmas Stockings)

Callum and Clark have been knitting them alongside me, Here's the proof

I caught them unaware whilst they were watching TV last night!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Support Our Soldiers

I recieved an email from one of the knit and natter groups that I belong to. The lady who runs it had asked Support Our Soldiers if we could do anything for them and they have asked for people to knit mini xmas stockings if you click on that you'll get the pattern. There are about 3 1/4 inches long and really , really easy to do. If you click on the Support Our Soldiers link and look in the sidebar under xmas parcels it gives you an address to send them to.
They only weigh 5 grms each, the Post Box is in England, I do know times are hard but if you feel you could send a couple I'm sure they would be appreciated.
I hope I haven't offended anybody by asking but I just had to!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Hooded Jumper ( probably X 4!)

I finished knitting this last night, so at my knit and natter club this morning I sewed it up.
Unfortunately for me Cody and Callum have both said they would like one! I've started Callums in a darker blue wool, I know when they're done Soloman's going to say he would like one too. So you could be seeing a few of these here!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Autumnal owl brooch

Thought I'd share this little brooch that I've made for my Mum. She's always helping me out, giving me good advice and being the kind of Mum we all hope are are and can be to our children.  She's been fond of owls for as long as I can remember, so when I saw this owl charm I knew immediately I'd would use it to make something for her. She likes my brooches that I sell (and has quite a collection), so an owl brooch seemed fitting. It's quite Autumnal too I think, so great for this time of year.
Owl Brooch - Ellie's Treasures

Dawny, I'm loving the updated blog surround - looks fabulous.  I tried to comment several times earlier to let you know this, but unfortunately blogger wouldn't let me.

Elaine x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

I belong to these forums

No pictures, just a couple of links . I belong to both these forums, just joined one today and the other one I've belonged to for a while. The loving hands one does seasonal challenges. I also belong to a local knit and natter group that is one of the groups within the forum, if that makes sense? Their main challenge is just to knit a square which are collected and then sewn together by somebody at the forum I think! There are loads and loads of free patterns for all sorts on both forums, both knitted and crocheted. So when you have a spare couple of hours! ( because when you get on there you're addicted!) go and take a look and
Happy browsing XX

Monday, 3 October 2011

More baby clothes

This is what I knitted just before the weekend. It's for my friends sister again.

It does make your eyes water looking at the photo but it looks better in real life ( Honest!)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

We're back and still knitting!

A quick note to Dawniy to start with, I did email you but I've solved the problem I had!

We've been away for a while but we're all still knitting, Soloman and Cody ( six and four yrs old) have started knitting now so I'm hoping to take some pictures and post them at a later date.

This is some of what I've been doing, the shawls are for Africa and the bibs with collars are for the Fishermens Mercy Mission. I ve also done these

One of my neighbours wanted me to knit some baby clothes for her sister who has a baby due early next year. I've still got a couple of things to knit and I also have to sew buttons on these.

I run my own Knit and Natter group now and one of the ladies has knitted these strips, you knit eight and then they're sewn together by another lady at another group I know to make blankets for Africa. We usually knit any colour and then the lady who sews then puts them together so they are nice, bright and colourful, but Joy wanted to do different shades of blue and green which will look lovely when they're sewn together.

Callum has been doing this, we bought several looms and he's made a couple of scarves already.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Re crochet and knitted flowers

Thank you for your comments. xx

I've tried and tried to leave a comment on loads of posts...for ages.....and it won't let me! Arghhhhhh. What am I doing wrong? xxxxxxx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Crochet and Knitted Flowers

Hope you are all ok:o) My mate lent me this so I've been trying it out. Only managed a few crochet ones. Don't know if the knitted ones will be easy. (Eyesight currently not up to it!) So, the ones I've made so far include a couple of Lazy Daisies and a Michaelmas Daisy. If I can do it, then anyone can! lol The book has patterns... half knitted and the other half crocheted. There's individual pics of them. and you just go 'Wooooo' and want to get cracking. Daughter made some lovely felt ones....which the cats munched! Sorry if the spacing has gone to pot. Seems to have a mind of its own! Does anyone know what is the basic bank account you can use for paypal if you're trying to set up an online shop?

Michaelmas Daisy...Starts like this

Rolled up, ready for flattening out

Finished, ironed-out article. Could be a brooch or corsage

Lazy Daisies. Am trying to figure out how to make them in different sizes so as to layer them up to give them more dimension.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Chubby Bunny

Just finished this little fellow :-) he's a present for my cousin's baby, due very soon!
Got the pattern out of this book, which has lots of other lovely things in it too. I got it out of the library, but might need to buy my own copy I think ;-)