Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Almost there...

How are you doing my friends? Hope your part of the world is warm and bright. London's weather doesn't look or feel to good at the moment, lots of rain, cold weather and grey days.

But inside my home it feels cosy and happy.
Almost there with the blanky for my son. The last hurdle is always the hardest. I'm doing something very simple for the borders, but still it takes time, but never mind because I am enjoying every minute of this wonderful project.

Working on the blanket borders.

Flicking through some crochet books and also I'm enjoying my warm green tea.

This is the grey sky from my window flat. ( 4:00 pm today )

That's all for today my friends, just a quick hello and an update on my project.
Warm Hugs.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Blanket Progress...

Hello my creative friends.
I have been very slow but advancing at snail pace with my son’s blanket, I really want to finish it during this winter for him, fingers crossed I will.  But on my defence I would like to say that I have been doing other small projects (few crochet gifts) alongside this project as well, making the progress even slower, but the good news is I'm back to it now and feeling very motivated to finish. 
So far I made more then half of the blanket squares, and I will start to join them up.  

What are you working on at the moment? 
Take care my friends. Hopefully I will be back sooner rather than later, with a finished blanket to share with you.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Alexander Palace Show...

Hi there my friends. 
Here in London once a year we have this big stitching show at Alexander Palace with over five hundred stalls under the same roof. Back in October 2013 I went to the fair again, since I heard about it I tried to attend every year, and I love every moment.
There is lots to see and be inspired by what you see, it's the day of the year I very much look forward to ever year since 2007 when I first started going. So I have a few things that I bought at the show to share with you.
These pure wool fabric will be for quilts, the blue bundle it's for me, and the burgundy and browns it's for my son.
The third bundle in the front will do another quilt, for me or a present, I will see, love the colours so much that I couldn't resist. I have lots of ideas for these materials. 



This is a beautiful wool fabric, I will do one skirt for myself, love this deep red colour.

Will use this yarn for crochet amigurumi  toys

And here is my new sewing machine, I bought on the show as well, super happy about it. My old one was not in good shape any more, I had her from my friend that had the machine for more than ten years when she gave it to me, and I had her for about fourteen years now, so "she" is well used and loved. For quite sometime I was on the lookout for one sewing machine.The one I really wanted was way to expensive for that day, so this is a fairly good machine for what I paid for and will do for now.  

Love the crafty detail

Here you can see all the stitches the machine has

I hope you are keeping well, and creating lots of beautiful things.
Have a wonderful week my friends.