Thursday, 29 March 2012

Some of the blogs I love Pt 1

I have been getting more and more into reading amazing, inspiring, beautiful blogs about sewing, crochet, knitting, and photography with some graphic design ones thrown in for good measure.

And today I want to share some of these with you. Not all at the same time as frankly there are quite a few of them, and it would be overwhelming, and anyway, you would probably give up after 5! So I will do them in installments. Today is part 1. By the way these are in no particular order and those in part 3 are in no way any less gorgeous or give less joy than those in part 1!

So here goes:

Fab site full of great colourful stitching stuff, including great tutorials, of among others this adorable purse:

Great sewing blog, this one has onspired me to take part in the Zakka Style Sew-Along (see new badge on the sidebar). I bought the book the other day and boy do I love it! 


colour in a simple life

  This lady has a serious addictive way with crochet, and colours. Yummy. Check out her blog for amazing inspiring posts and photography.

The happy zombie

 I LOVE this site, the logo, the fabrics she prints, the colours, it just makes me smile. One talented woman!

Orange you lucky 

 This lady is so super talented it makes me feel just a little jealous!

She just comes up with these gorgeous graphics, amazing colour combos, totally yummy.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Update on monthly makes... we are officially in month three I wanted to update you on how I am doing with the crafty resolutions I made at the beginning of January.
I haven't actually finished anything from my list I think but I has made other things, quite a few of them. However I really wanted to make things from all the wonderful craft books I had bought so I really will have to crack on with the list. I guess I am an opportunistic seamstress, not a planner!

I made this because I loved the fabric:

I made this because I had wanted to see whether initials rather than names on cushions would sell:

I am actually knitting a pattern! The Paperdolls from the super talented Kate Davies. Found this on Ravelry when I was salivating over the Owl jumper I do have on my list. Owl is a quick jumper to knit. Paperdolls is not. Guess which one I am knitting? Doing well though, I am almost finished with the main body!

I have technically finished the leg warmers, I just need to seam them. Oops, forgot. Will post finished items soon!

I started knitting Max some mittens when it was still REALLY cold. I made the pattern up as I went along. Did one mitten in an evening. Am a bit stuck now as in knitters block...:

I used some crazy fat yarn to crochet the outside of a crochet hook roll. Super cute huh?:

I made a fab patchwork blind. But it is still leaning against the wall as I am so rubbish at drilling holes...:

I made a case for my brand new Kindle. It needed one. I whipped it up in about 20 minutes:

And last but not least I made this amazing quilt for the lovely Sophie and her tiny newborn little girl:

So, what do you think, have I failed miserably to make a monthly make or have I done alright even though I have made next to nothing I planned to make?

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