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MrsThisIsTheCadillacOfNailguns Mon 08-Nov-10 16:22:14

What are all you crafty sorts working on at the minute?
I haven't been to work today as the weather is too bad,so have made a doorstop.I half filled it with sand and half with lavender,and will use it to prop the kitchen door open.

I had planned to make chutney,but forgot that we had no onions.

rockinhippy Mon 08-Nov-10 16:57:38

Fancy curtains & curtain swag for my parents new place, got a bit side tracked & not got much done though blush

Flutterbye Mon 08-Nov-10 19:37:14

A personalised christmas stocking for a friends child, drawn a pattern for it, making it with some remnant fabric, she wanted navy and dark red so i'm using a bit of denim too. Patchwork style, with embroidery, bells, the lot, I'm hoping. Fingers crossed.

TheFarSide Mon 08-Nov-10 19:46:02

Just bought myself "100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet" - thinking of knitting a poppy for remembrance day.

KurriKurri Mon 08-Nov-10 19:47:27

I'm putting the finishing touches to a cardigan I've knitted for my Dad's 90th birthday in a couple of weeks time. Just sewing on the button band tonight and it's done.

MrsThisIsTheCadillacOfNailguns Mon 08-Nov-10 21:34:00

Wow I'm very impressed.I'm very jealous of those of you who can knit.I have tried for years and can't do it.I even went on a day course to learn how to knit a flower,but was the only one who failed to manage it.I'd love to see your poppy TheFarSide.

I like the sound of your stocking flutterbye,can you post a picture once it is done? rockinhippy,wags and tails aren't easy,you must be a very good seamstress.Kurrikurri,I'm envious of your knitting skills- I could no sooner knit a garment than fly to the moon.

I finished the door stop,and have made a bracelet in fire polished beads,which I'm very pleased with.It is a mystery that I can follow a beading pattern,but not a knitting pattern.

Oh well,more rain forecast for the rest of the week,so more time for new

iloveblue Mon 08-Nov-10 21:53:40

I've been making a pair of tutu leggings these for my 5 yr old niece for Christmas

rockinhippy Mon 08-Nov-10 22:18:11

Thanks MrsThisistheCadillacofnailguns but I'm cheating a bit, as it has been my profession of sorts for yonks, so in the light of that I'd have to be a bit rubbish NOT to be able to handle the curtains & swag etc

& with you on the knitting jealousy, I learned how to sew from my Grandmother, who was a knitwear designer, my Mother was also brilliant with yarn, neither either needed a pattern, so I had 2 of the best teachers & STILL never managed to pick it up blush

TheFarSide Mon 08-Nov-10 22:26:38

MrsCadillac, I would love to see my poppy too, but I haven't got any red wool and I ended up watching TV instead.

LatteLady Tue 09-Nov-10 14:16:54

OK on the train home I will be finishing off pair 34 of a selection of Italian baby booties. When I get home, I have to put the finishing touches to my bunting, make a ribbon cushion and practice button holes.

Guess who is doing their first craft fair on Saturday?

kellestar Tue 09-Nov-10 14:27:40

Crocheting the circles scarf from Novembers Inside Crochet.

4plus1 Fri 12-Nov-10 15:31:42

I looked everywhere for some nice hats for dd that didnt have a huge bobble on top but couldnt find any. Im not a knitter so I was able to buy a few plain coloured ones and have made some felt/ organza flowers to go on them. They've turned out lovely think I will do some for neice too

Flutterbye Fri 12-Nov-10 17:51:50

I've uploaded my Christmas Stocking that i've made this week on my profile. I've also made a felt corsage for her mum and another one to be made. Have a good making weekend everyone, mine will probably be on hold until Monday now.

MrsThisIsTheCadillacOfNailguns Fri 12-Nov-10 18:05:11

Flutterbye that stocking is beautiful.You must be so pleased with it.I love the corsage too-I was wondering if there was a use for french knitting too.I might steal your idea.

Mirrorball Fri 12-Nov-10 18:08:22

Hopefully making some christmas cards with the kids.... however that will involve going to hobbycraft tomorrow, which I do not relish.

Well done everyone!

CheerfulYank Fri 12-Nov-10 18:15:32

Oooh, that's a great blog iloveblue! Looks like lots of fun things to do.

MrsThisIsTheCadillacOfNailguns Fri 12-Nov-10 22:59:18

Hurray,I have jut finished a netted beaded necklace in bronze and gold.I might attempt a bracelet to match if I can adapt the pattern.

Silver1 Sat 13-Nov-10 13:09:43

We have melted crayon pieces into moulds today-they are lots of fun.
I have started the one skein scarf from Stitch and ---- for the happy hooker.

TeeBee Sat 13-Nov-10 22:49:03

Making candles in jars. House smells heavenly.

FairyFay Sun 14-Nov-10 09:46:17

I'm making Willow and Ivy wreath-bases ready to decorate in a couple of weeks time to sell at the school Xmas Fair

Quiltingmoomin Sun 14-Nov-10 12:32:32

I'm making an appliqué Christmas cushion cover out of red and black felt. Am with ds2 in hospital as he has broncilitus - sewing is keeping me sane.

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