Wednesday, 3 March 2010

My next project and WOYWW.


I quite like the photo of my table today. By accident, it is colour co-ordinated with the projects of the week.



You can see the little photo frame I made on Friday. It has silk flowers and leaves free machined over felt, wool and yarns. I think Wipso has already popped it in the blog shop.

If you look to the right you can see a little paper rose that I made following Paula's brilliant tutorial. I think I need lots more practice, but now I know how to do it I shall try again. Wipso and I certainly had a giggle on fun day Monday as we sat making our first ones.

In the cenrte of the photo, you can see my next project. I chopped up my table cloth and I am going to combine that gorgeous wool/ribbon yarn and the flowers with free machining to make another photo frame. Its all a bit experimental but then so is everything I do. I never make the same thing twice. - Unless of course its knitting......

This week I have been mostly knitting for my great niece and her sister to be. I finished a gorgeous little cardy in Crofter wool - pinks and lilacs and then I have made 2 little shrugs. This is the tiny one for the baby due next month. P. is16 months now and loves her little shrugs, so I just keep making the pattern a bit bigger each time.
Well thats my table for today.
I am popping over to Julia's blog to see what everyone else is up to but first I have to clean my windows! I have a friendly window cleaner who cleans the outside but the inside is down to me and not my favourite job. The exercise will do me good!!

25 comments:

Chrissie said...

Yummy stuff!
I admired your flowers on Wipso's Blog. What a clever pair you are!
Your WIP looks terrific. DO you just knit a larger size from a pattern or make a larger garment because 'you can just do it'?
In awe as ever!
Chrissie

Wipso said...

You are one in a million sis. We will see little P tonight cos she is coming to see her Granddad for his birthday so I will be passing on her shrug. I know she will be thrilled. Really love your frames and am really surprised they haven't been snatched up already from the shop cos they are gorgeous and Mother's day is just around the corner.
A x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi
love the photo frame and the embroided flowers, Paula's flowers do look great, nice colour.
Christine x

Toucan Scraps said...

Girgeous shrug, I can see why P loves them. The frame is so pretty

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW its very tidy, I love the shrug its so sweet, the colour is one of my favs too, Hazelxox

Helen said...

The frame looks fab.

Paula Gale said...

your blog post is certainly a purple pleasure today - is it lilac lovliness???

I think you've done an ab fab job on those roses - remember roses in real life are random and no two are the same - their imperfection and randomness make them perfect.

I LOVE those new frames you have been doing and the purple/lilac ones are looking scrummy.

Paula x x x

Clare said...

Your desk looks beautiful. The photo frame is gorgeous.
I love the cute little shrug.
Clare x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I'd already seen the flowers you made on Wipso's blog and they are beautiful. Love the frame and the little cardi is gorgeous :)
Anne xx

Spyder said...

Love the picture frame and the 'rose' and a lovely tidy desk...I won't ask you to swap! (Lyn)

butlersabroad said...

I fell about laughing there, for a second I imagined you so desperate to craft something that you whipped your own table cloth off your table and started cutting it up!!!.... then I read your other post and realised what was going on! Lol.
Brenda

Wendy said...

cute photo frame, i have one of these that i still need to decorate, so many projects on my todo list not enough time

mckinkle said...

Beautiful flower! Stunning colour! I love that gorgeous frame. And lovely shrug, pretty colour, just perfect for a little one born in the Spring!

Keryn x

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful colour and lovely work xx

Pam said...

Love the frame. I used to love knitting for my daughter (my mum taught me) but she's too "big" for that now. Hugs Pam x

SueH said...

Colour coordinated indeed this week and in my favourite colour to boot!

The little picture frame is simple stunning and I’m sure it won’t hang around on you shop shelf for very long.

Sue
x

Angie said...

Wow that frame is sooooo beautiful

Tonya said...

Pretty! and very tidy.

Julia Dunnit said...

Not my fave job either Twiggers, but I tell ya - one bit of March sunshine and oh boy - you can almost tell when I last did them! The shrug is adorable, and now I have to go tothe shop. In a bit of a hurry!

BumbleVee said...

hiya Twiglet... thanks for stopping by and saying so....let's go with the fun indeed....being too introspective and deep confuses me.... hahahha... which is why I have more bears and dolls in the bookcase than books.....

besides, if the Mayans are correct...we only have three more years..... let's get on with it.... lol..... ....

I come by each time I see you update...but don't always comment.... love all your stuff and what fun you have with your sis....I SO wish mine lived close enough to play with....sigh...

Lynne said...

Your frames are indeed lovely, I'm looking forward to seeing the new one finished.

Linda Elbourne said...

I am liking your tidiness and colour coordination too ... and your knitting ... well that just rocks X

Julie said...

Love your desk today - that frame is stunning!! Clever peeps you and Wipso! Juliexx

craftytrog said...

Hi! Should be making dinner, but I've been admiring your blog! Love your beautiful embroidered frames!
Alison x

Kathy said...

hmmmm, a colour coordinated table - methinks that's taking things a bit far! certainly not something I could ever corral my mess into being!