Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I am currently in preparation for making the Heather Ross Briar Rose Quilt!
Designed by Made by Rae you can get the free pattern here!
I could only afford to get the set of fat quarters and the quilt called for more fabric...so it was time to get creative.
I had to redesign the quilt to add in three colours and alter the size to fit the girls' beds.
I printed out little versions of the fabric - cut and laid them out...
It was a great way to get a visual of what the quilt will look like as well as providing a pattern to follow!
Now to cut into this beautiful fabric!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Summer is here and I am looking back at the girls wardrobe I have been sewing for the last couple of months...and looking forward to a summer of awesome handmade clothes!
I'm so glad I got to use so many of my special fabric for the girls before they outgrow them!
It was a lot of fun and has freshened up their wardrobe!
I am looking forward to turning my attention to some quilting now!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A little how to for this lovely rainbow blanket!
The blanket it made up of 56 squares.
There are 2 shades of 7 different colours in the blanket (14 different colours in total).
I created 4 squares of each colour with a dark centre:
And 4 squares of each colour with a light centre:
Here is the complete set of squares you will need to make below (there are 4 in each pile):
I used one ball of acrylic wool (8 Ply) in each shade of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I also used 3-4 balls of white acrylic wool (8 Ply). The finished squares measure 5 inches by 5 inches each.
The crochet hook I used is a 5.00.
To create each square:
1. Chain 6 and slip stitch to form a ring.
The hole in the centre is where you need to work from for the first round.
2. Chain 4 then double crochet (US) or treble (UK) 11 times with a single chain stitch between each to create 12 spokes as shown above. Slip stitch the last stitch to the first to create a wheel. Tie off the first colour yarn and join the white yarn.
3. Chain 4 then double crochet (US) or treble (UK) (so you have two stitches in each spoke) then chain one and continue to do two double crochets (US) or trebles (UK) and chain one into each spokes until you have 12 sets. Slip stitch the last chain one to the first stitch to create a wheel. Tie off the first colour yarn and join the next colour.
5. Repeat the same process as step 4 making sure you start with a corner of the granny square and continue put the corners in the same position as shown above!
Voila your square is done.
The next step is to join up your granny squares. If you want to use the same pattern as me see the top photo to arrange them. Or you can have fun and play around with your own set up!
To join the squares I use this method from Attic24.
To finish off edge with single crochet (US) or double crochet (UK) of red yarn as shown below:
Now sit back and snuggle under your new blanket
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
And the wild things roared their terrible roars
and gnashed their terrible teeth
and gnashed their terrible teeth
and rolled their terrible eyes
and showed their terrible claws
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Dresses for the Wild Things
For these Wild Dresses I used some of my most special fabric...
These are last dresses in the summer series of clothes I have been making the girls...they now have a wonderful handmade wardrobe ready for the all the fun these wild things will get up to!