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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tree Gift Tag


Yesterday I posted the Angel Gift Tag, today as promised it's the Tree Gift Tag. Both of these new designs match the Christmas Bauble Gift Tag from a couple of years. There is also some photo's on how to decrease in filet crochet.on that blog post.
Instead of making this as a gift tag you could make a Christmas tree decoration.
The chart can be used not just for crochet but also knitting, cross stitch and beading weaving, beaded crochet/ knitting, tunisian crochet, embroidery.....

I recommend a 1X1 filet crochet and no10 cotton, but you could use any yarn (make sure the hook is correct for that yarn thickness) The size will depend on the thickness of yarn used. 

 

Chain 27 turn, chain 3 (this will count as first treble crochet (UK)/ first double crochet (USA) of first row), 1 treble crochet (UK)/ 1 double crochet (USA) into the 5th chain from the hook,treble crochet (UK)/ double crochet (USA) in next 2 chains to
complete bottom right solid square of pattern.
Continue following pattern for the first row reading the graph right to left. After completing first row, chain 3 to turn to start next row.Continue following graph until all rows are complete.
At end of row 19 fasten off.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Angel Gift Tag

 I designed two new gift tags this year to match the Christmas Bauble Gift Tag from a couple of years that proved very popular. There's also some photo's on how to decrease in filet crochet.on that blog post.
I am posting the angel gift tag today and the tree gift tag tomorrow.
Instead of making this as a gift tag you could make a Christmas tree decoration.
The chart can be used not just for crochet but also knitting, cross stitch and beading weaving, beaded crochet/ knitting, tunisian crochet, embroidery.....

I recommend a 1X1 filet crochet and no10 cotton, but you could use any yarn (make sure the hook is correct for that yarn thickness) The size will depend on the thickness of yarn used.
 



Chain 27
turn, chain 3 (this will count as first treble crochet (UK)/ first double crochet (USA) of first row), 1 treble crochet (UK)/ 1 double crochet (USA) into the 5th chain from the hook,treble crochet (UK)/ double crochet (USA) in next 2 chains to
complete bottom right solid square of pattern.
Continue following pattern for the first row reading the graph right to left. After completing first row, chain 3 to turn to start next row.Continue following graph until all rows are complete.
At end of row 19 fasten off.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

More fabrics

 http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3502196
These are the other digital printed fabric pieces that arrived recently.
The black and white (with a little highlight of yellow) fabric is called "Midnight Cat Does Damask" this is the small size print there is also a larger scale print. And here's a photo of my
model in the garden. Always ready to model for food.
http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1105521The blue fabric with the cameos is called "Cameo Girl Cogs" again this is the small size and there is a larger scale version. I wanted something that was a mix of old and new just like steampunk and it matches my other cog and gear fabrics. This was print on satin.
Sugar Mice and all things NiceThe final fabric also blue, but with sweets/ candys I remember from my childhood called "Sugar Mice and all things Nice" sugar mice, allsorts, smarties, candy canes and lollies swirling around in a sweet 'n' tasty dream. All the things I remember you could buy with your pocket money in the local sweet shop as a child, although I hated liquorice (and still do) it always looked pretty.
The fabric comes in three colours blue (as in the pic), pink and green.
Now I need some time to do lots of sewing :)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Fabric arrives

Recently spoonflower had a BOG OFF sale (buy one get one free) on fat quarters of fabric. My fabrics arrived last week, here's some of the pics.

http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/1808897?view=for_sale 
The first two are cut and sew patterns, both printed on 100% cotton fabric.
"Mr Fox Awake/ Asleep Cover" is inner pillow/ cushion, that is filled with wheat or rice to create a  heatable pillow(in a microwave), it can then be put into the fox (one side awake the other side asleep) outer cover.



http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2330897


"Bees 'n' Flowers Barrel shaped pencil case" make one lined barrel shaped pencil case with a strap, or two unlined barrel shaped pencil cases :) 
http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2330897 






 
http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3056085

And "Mom's Recipe - Soda Bread Tea Towel" this is printed on the linen/ cotton blend as its larger size, I think I may also make a smaller size so two prints can fit on a fat quarter. I was very happy with how this printed and it just needs the edges neatened and hemmed.

I'll post the other fabric quarters as soon as I photo them :)






Monday, 1 December 2014

Fibre Monday

Spoonflower.com are having a 12 hour free shipping worldwide event starting today :)
My fabrics from their last special offer have just arrived, I will post some pics of them tomorrow.
http://www.spoonflower.com/free_shipping



Monday, 29 September 2014

Glastonbury


I went to Glastonbury in Somerset for a day trip last week. I had never been before and friends said it was an interesting place to visit. It is steeped in history probably the most famous been its connections to Camelot and King Arthur.
The high street has many old buildings made of stone (I like stone so many beautiful tones and textures), there are lots of interesting, quirky and colourful shops to wander around. The place has an atmosphere I can't really describe, you have to visit the place to experience it. I hope if I return to see some more of the local places of interest like the Chalice Well Gardens with it flowing red water.
Here are some of my photos of the High Street and nearby Abbey




Thursday, 18 September 2014

Midnight Cat does Damask

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3502190This weeks Spoonflower.com contest is Cat Damask here's the information that was given for entries - "This week we're asking designers to come up with damask-inspired prints that incorporate illustrations of cats. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18") “
This is my entry "Midnight Cat does Damask", can you see the damask shaped cat-head?
There are 320 entries this week, you can vote for as many or as few entries as you like or just have a look, no need to sign in or join to vote. Note: you have to go all the way down to the end entry to confirm your vote/ s. To see them all and vote here's the link