Recycle cat

I dislike throwing things away that can still be used. In this case a pair of my son’s jeans. I just could not resist turning his old pair of jeans (with a few holes in), into a lovely cat.

New placemats

I’ve made a new table cloth for my dining room and decided some placemats in the same fabric would look lovely. I had a lot of fun digitising the knife, fork and cake fork, then embroider it on the fabric.

No way! A kitty!

I’ve always admired people making soft toys.  However I thought that it would just be too hard to do. When I saw I could make an ITH kitty, I thought I’d give it a try. What fun! ITH is making something In The Hoop of an embroidery machine, so there is normally very little sewing…

My first attempt at brioche knitting

What a learning curve! I saw some beautiful knitted scarfs on Pinterest and was intrigued.  So I did a little bit of research and found brioche knitting.  What I didn’t realise was that it was really going to mess with my brain with some time! I looked on Craftsy (now BluPrint) and found quite a…

Weekend mesh top

On Friday the weather suddenly changed and it was cold, wet and grey. No better time to decide to quickly knit a warmish summer top that I can just throw on over a t-shirt.

Recycled Jeans

I love recycling fabric!  Here is my latest project. So far I’ve made a little handbag and a knitting basket out of one leg of my hubbies old jeans.

Willow Weaving for Beginners – Week 1

I am doing a 5 Week Willow Weaving for Beginners at Plymouth Art College We learn to make simple round baskets, mini sculptures or garden plant supports in Willow.  At the end of the course, we will have a good basic knowledge of Willow types and how to prepare them, weaving tools and how to…