Friday, 17 April 2015

This Week's FO

Kay's Socks

This week I have a quick FO to share with you.

Here are Kay's Socks in their finished (but unblocked) glory :)

finished handmade socks Red Heart

With the rest of the left over yarn I am making hubby another set of Cuffs as you can never have enough cuffs right?

What have you finished this week?

Feel free to link your FOs below :)

Have a good weekend.
See you soon
x



Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays linky party

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

April is the month of Easter bunnies, chocolates and Spring!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials on this month's theme!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)

This month there will be no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

Link up your craft tutorials below.

See you next week :)
x


Sunday, 12 April 2015

My Weaving Week

Over the last week I have been having so much fun, and so little sleep :)

 I have been on a weaving course, trying out various patterns and tie ups.
Week one of the two week course is now finished and these are some of the sample fabrics which I managed to produce so far:

Handwoven Jacket material
Handwoven Jacket Material

Clothing Fabric
Clothing Fabric

cushion fabric
Cushion Fabric (view of front and back)

Tussah Silk Scarf
Silk Scarf

Double sided blanket material
Double-Sided Blanket Material (view of front and back)

waffle cloth
Waffle-cloth

Shadow Cloth
Place-mat material out of linen

Handtowel technique
A Hand-towel pattern

As I learnt all the pattern names in German I will try and find out what they are called in English to share the exact patterns with you too if you are interested?
 :)

I still need to zigzag and wash my samples so I have a good "Before" and "After" view. I hope to that today and will share the results with you next time.

As my course has me doing really long days, I haven't much time for anything else. The long train rides have helped me to finish Kay's Socks which I will share with you on Friday.

Next week I will be working on an individual project of my choice, I can't wait to see how that turns out :)

See you soon
x

Craftsy

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays linky party

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

April is the month of Easter bunnies, chocolates and Spring!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials on this month's theme!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)

This month there will be no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

Link up your craft tutorials below.

See you next week :)
x


Monday, 6 April 2015

Rummaging Through My Working Stash Drawer

Rummaging through my working stash drawer

This morning I decided my WIP bag was looking rather lonely with just the one pair of socks inside of it, so I thought I could remedy that by going through my working stash drawer and seeing what I still have inside of it.

It seemed to do the trick :)
 I have spent this morning going merrily through Ravelry to find myself some small side projects that I can take along with me and do as in-between work when my bigger projects, which I have planned, need a break.

So let me get you all up to date - First Kay's socks which are actually on my needles!

red heart sock yarn

These should be on their way off the needles at the latest tomorrow, I am hoping, as I have around 2cm to go before I start the toe decreases.

Now on to my finds from my drawer:

Drops Fabel Socks

These will be knit for Jas 

Jaywalkers drops fabel

This pair will be for me: Jaywalkers

Mens socks drops fabel

These will be for a new pair for Hubby

socks for a friendly neighbour

This Fabel will make a nice pair of cabled socks for a sweet neighbour of ours.

wooly socks for kay

This yarn will go towards making Kay a nice fluffy pair of winter socks.

toe-up socks on Craftsy

This ball I have reserved for my Craftsy Course - Toe-Up Socks

Ben Lomond for Hubby

Hubby loves the wristlets I made him for Christmas so much that I will get on to making him another pair of these soon.

drops alpaca

These pretty balls of alpaca yarn will be used to make Jas a cute looking hat.

So, now my Project Bag is once again filled with little projects, I will be sharing them again with you as I begin to work on them.

I am still figuring out what my next big project will be. 
As soon as I have it all sussed out I will be sure to share them with you :)

reading

Reading Wise: I am almost finished my book from last week. Then I will continue reading "Swiss Watching" which I had a quick peek into over the weekend and it looks rather entertaining :)

Other than that I am looking through the books: 


Well, that is it from me for today, I will catch up with you all again later in the week I hope.

See you soon
x

Craftsy

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays linky party

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

April is the month of Easter bunnies, chocolates and Spring!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials on this month's theme!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)


This month there will be no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

You have five whole weeks to link up those April crafts so get linking :)

Link up your craft tutorials below.

See you next week.
x


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A Quick WIP

Mutant Message Down Under

This week I can only offer you a quick update of my WIPs as not much has been done on this front.

For the next two weeks I will be away on a course, so I more than likely won't be getting a chance to work on anything major in this time either, but if I do I will be sure to share it with you all :)

Kay's Socks

Kay's Socks: I have just finished the heels and have started on my way to the toes.

Strangely enough I don't feel motivated to start anything else just yet. 

Maybe it is the time of year?

Do you feel like this sometimes?

I have a lot of other yarn waiting to be knit up but still I feel quite content to plod along with these socks - they are after all perfect train work and I need some of this over the next two weeks.

Once I have finished these I probably will start on another pair as I have quite a pile of sock yarn waiting for me.

Reading Wise: I have put "The Invisible Library" on hold for the moment as I felt the urge to re-read "Mutant Message Down Under". I have read this book many years ago but in German ("Traumfänger") and I really wanted to read it again in English so I am doing that right now and really enjoying it the second time around too :)

What have you been up to this week?

See you soon
x

P.S. I will be sharing this with all my creative weekly friends so pop on over to be inspired :)

Craftsy

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.