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What Have You All Made Recently?

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cloudpuff Thu 16-Jun-11 11:25:21

Title says it all really.
Tell me about the lovely things you have been making,any craft. Pictures/Ravelry links would be great.
I like to crochet but I've found myself in a bit of a rut and want to be inspired and find some motivation to make something, even if its a totally different craft.

Share away.

Niecie Thu 16-Jun-11 13:14:08

I made a little tote bag on a one morning bag making course a few weeks ago. I don't have a picture yet as my sewing machine seemed to struggle with the thickness of it and the stitching around the top is wonky. I am going to the National Quilting Championships with my mother tomorrow and hope to find some ric rac there to try and cover it up. I'll do a picture at the weekend when it is finally finished

Other than that, I have been knitting squares for the various MN blankets and have done about a third of a knitted stole for a friend.

But really I am posting just to have a nosy at the lovely things other MNers have been making and I am marking my spot. grin

overmydeadbody Thu 16-Jun-11 16:56:38

Hi cloudpuff and niecie,

Last week I made 9 beeded necklaces (6 for the bridesmaids for my friend's wedding, 1 for my friend and 2 for myself grin) it was the first time I attempted proper beadwork on wire with crimping beads and clasps and pliers and all! Very satisfying.

I also made my partner this roll up spanner holder, then realised it was coming up to my BIL's birthday so made him one too,

and then very quickly made this carrier bag holder for my sister so she wouldn't feel left out!

After all of that, I haven't made a single thing this week.

OnlyWantsOne Thu 16-Jun-11 17:09:58

welllll I had a bash at a wallet for myself, and a phone case for my sister, but im currently trying to do some aplique on a blanket for my new nephew born this morning! Ive aslo written a tutorial for an iphone case and will put it on my blog tonight

moominthecorner Thu 16-Jun-11 19:04:14

I can tell you what I'm contemplating. A quilt made from vintage embroidered tray cloths I just got for pennies at our charidee shop. Picture here of the cloths. I'm going to use some 30's style charm packs too and then put a ruffled, liberty style edge on it. Am v excited!! blush

SewCrafty Thu 16-Jun-11 19:12:55
This reversible bag, to go with a dress I made on one side (denim side) and a top on the other (butterfly side)

My facebook page has lots of my crafty antics too:

I'm in a mumsnet flickr group but haven't visited recently. Will have a look.

overmydeadbody Thu 16-Jun-11 19:22:07

I like your reversible bag sewcrafty!

OnlyWantsOne Thu 16-Jun-11 19:30:02

Ooo sewcrafty smile

Overmydead can I just ask where you got the mumsnet blogging button thing on your blog? I'd love to have it on mine too smile

Siikibam Thu 16-Jun-11 22:59:56

I'm currently working on a second copy of this portrait - - for my mum. Also have a tunisian crochet jumper that needs finisibg! smile

Siikibam Thu 16-Jun-11 23:01:00

Link again!

cloudpuff Fri 17-Jun-11 08:21:38

Niecei - I look forward to seeing your picture.

Overmy dead I love your spanner hoder and bag holder. TBH my head is gettig turned towards giving sewing ago. Can I be cheeky and ask if its an expensive hobby?

Onlywants - i saw your other thread about your wallet and its really pretty. Your phone case is gorgeous too, I am going to have a good look through your blog later today. Good luck with selling your wallets too.

Sewcrafty. Your bag is beautiful. Sadly I'm not on facebook but Im sure all your things are amazing.

Siikibam - The portrait is amazing, they must take you ages to make. I have left you a comment but I have a different name on Rav.

OnlyWantsOne Fri 17-Jun-11 09:33:53

I've finished the blanket!!! It needs a final iron, but it's all done - going to blog about it later.

New project, some bunting for my children's bedroom - another wallet with oil cloth outer, dribble bibs (commision from a friend, and some for DD too)

that will keep me busy enough!!

purplepidjin Fri 17-Jun-11 11:42:10

Two and a half MN blankets

Bandana bibs

Fleece blanket

Cotton quilt to start asap

All here


rockinhippy Fri 17-Jun-11 14:02:46

A party dress made last week, for DD to wear for a wedding - she made her own accessories smile - willl try & add a photo smile

I'm getting very jealous of all your blogs envy I must get my act together & work out how to do something like thatconfused

coldcomfortHeart Fri 17-Jun-11 15:31:33

I have nearly finished the last of my fabric advent calendars, and will be glad to see the back of Christmas for the time being!

Niecie I'm so jealous of you going to the Quilting Championships- what was it like?

SewCrafty- lovely as ever!

Onlywantsone- The wallet you made is so pretty!

Moomininthecorner I love your blog, especially the way it's laid out. good luck with the vintage linen quilt, I posted about my stash ages ago and am always adding to it... <mutters about never having enough napkins>

moominthecorner Fri 17-Jun-11 17:03:09

Aw.....thanks coldcomfort! Good luck with your impending arrival grin I understand why you are doing Christmas stuff now - they're lovely! I wonder whether we should do a mumsnet crafty blog circle button? does anyone know how?

SewCrafty Fri 17-Jun-11 17:56:36

Plus this embroidered and appliquéd picture finished today

I'm handing some personalised bunting over this weekend for a friends b'day, so will be able to spill the beans on that one later.

Kryshees Fri 17-Jun-11 17:59:50

I just made a batch of kids cutlery pods here ready for my fair on sat.

SewCrafty Fri 17-Jun-11 18:19:18

Oh Kryshees, I was just about to put a link on here onto you, as you hadn't been mentioned, too busy sewing!

OnlyWantsOne Fri 17-Jun-11 18:27:46

can I ask you all a question -

we obviously all use the internet, and all crafty and sew etc, Im thinking about doing my first craft fair, but I feel wrong or bad if I see some thing on a blog etc and try to emulate it myself?

Kryshees - love your little cutlery pockets for example, I think I may make some thing similar for DD (for example) but I feel like a big fat copy cat!!

Niecie Fri 17-Jun-11 18:33:40

ColdcomfortHeart - the quilt championships were great. Some fantastic quilts and the sort of thing that I can only dream about doing. I shall upload some photos at some point. It wasn't too busy which isn't great for the organisers and the stalls but good for those of us who want to look at things. The best thing of all is that my mother bought a sooper dooper new sewing machine (Janome quilting machine) and I am getting her old one which is better than my very basic one and has electronic bits on it and everything <easily pleased by modern technology emoticon>.

My mum will have mine to take on sewing days as it is light and easy to move around. So I get a new(ish) machine for pretty much for nothing!! smile

I now have to decide what to make first when I get hold of it.

OvO Fri 17-Jun-11 18:42:37

You are all far too clever and talented. I am green with envy.

I made a height chart that looks like a giant ruler. grin it took zero amount of talent. I should be ashamed to post on this thread.

OnlyWantsOne Fri 17-Jun-11 18:44:17

I want to see OvO's height chart

OnlyWantsOne Fri 17-Jun-11 18:46:30

what do you think of the blanket I made - do you think it's ok as a present?

OvO Fri 17-Jun-11 18:48:13

You're on top of my favourite posters list now, OnlyWantsOne. grin

I shall take a pic later and put it on my profile.
My DH was very I'll yesterday and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance, as I collected a few things for him I walked into my hall to find the paramedics measuring themselves! grin. It's been a hit so far!

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