Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flower girl dresses

My sister in law is getting married next week and the girls will be flower girls.

I have been making their dresses and a dress for my niece. She will be christened on the day too. They have been keeping me busy with not much else crafting going on.

But I did make an order at the Fat Quarter Shop. A very big luxury for me. Once you have converted the currency and added the postage I don't think it is very cheap, but they have the most fantastic fabric. I fell in love with this and bought the layer cake and then bought a little charm pack of this.

I made this bag from the charm pack. I lined it with yellow gingham.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flower Bag and Scarf

Here are the photos of the crochet bag. See how it looks a little saggy? Hopefully some fabric to line it will sort it out.

My husband decided that I needed to knit something for him. I think he is feeling neglected on the knitting front. So I bought some of this yarn as it has cashmere in it. It's really soft and lovely. Great masculine colours too.

I used a pattern from the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book. I just love this book and wish that we could get some wonderful yarn like they can get at Purl in Manhattan. (sigh)

Oh well one day I will have to go there and buy an enormous pile!!
The pattern that I based this on was the Child's Rainbow Scarf. I wanted to do a mistake rib scarf and this one was the easiest one to find. I added 8 stitches to make it a little wider as the yarn is not as chunky as the one in the book.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Busy Times

It's the last week of the school term and on Thursday afternoon we will be on holidays. This part of the year always seems to rush by so quickly.

I have finished the crochet bag, but somehow forgot to take some photos of it. I love it, but the yarn that I used is very stretchy and it feels like it hangs down around my knees. I am going to line it with fabric to stabilise it (I hope).

I have finished another little bag from here . I just love how cute and little it turned out. I am now making on for my sister too.

So quick and easy!