Monday, October 29, 2012

Another crafty week

Well, little Button's sleeping habits are finally back to normal, which means...craft time! :)
Another tick for the WIP list - loads of pacifier clips. Heh I kind of got on a roll with these. They were so quick to whip through. The tutorial is here.
My niece's school is having a fete soon and are going to be selling donated jars of "things" so I thought I'd make it an opportunity to destash my enormous bead collection and put together little bead kits. Aren't they cute?
On Thursday, I took my gorgeous SIL off to the Craft and Sewing show at Caulfield Racecourse. Oh man, it was heaven. Apparently I had some moments of lust in my eyes, but I think I was very controlled. I made it my goal to just work on building up my fabric stash with lots of basics (spots, stripes, checks...and a few cuuuute prints). And who can say no to giant ric rac?
I bought an awesome quilt kit too. So cute. It's from the Meet the Gang range.
I finally got another thing ticked off my WIP list - bandana bibs. Tutorial here.
And...I'm finally joining all those sunbursts. I gave up blocking them. 'Cos I'm using acrylic yarn, they don't really hold their shape, so I'll give it a shot when they're joined if I need to.
I'm using the joining tutorial from Attic24.
Aren't they amazing! There aren't as many as I thought I'd done, so the rug will be big enough to cover the bottom end of our bed or be a great single sized rug.
Eep!

4 comments:

  1. Your rug is going to look amazing! what pattern are you using? and roughly how many balls of each colour are you using?

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    1. Hi Krystal - I used this pattern for the sunbursts: http://solgrim.blogspot.com.au/2009/06/sirkel-i-kvadrat.html
      I have probably about 10 balls of yarn (1 of each colour) and I've already gone through 2 balls of the cream colour to edge. I'll probably use up 1 ball for joining.

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  2. some great things here Mel!!! and how cute is Henry!!

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  3. I forgot to mention that they were a little thrilled with the jars at school :)
    I don't think they'll get many as lovely and well-put-together as yours :))

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