I mentioned before in a previous post about how many sock animals I’ve been making, and there’s now more on that list. But now, there’s even more things that I can make as I have a new book – Happy Gloves! It’s a book about different things that you can make from gloves! Now, this is the perfect present from me, although I worry about how many gloves I will start hoarding, I don’t want to show you how many drawers of new socks I have…!
I love getting post, like, really love getting post! I even prefer doing my shopping online, mainly so that I know I’ll be getting some goodies in the next few days!
Oh no, my New Years Resolution seems to have failed miserably!
I’ve been awful at updating and writing posts. I won’t give too many excuses here, I’ll save that for my other blog (quiltyassineds.wordpress.com).
For now, look what I’ve been obssessed with recently – sock animals. It amazes me what can be made out of a pair of socks! Now, I’ve not been making these to sell, as I have used the patterns from a fantastic blog/website called Craft Passion, but I’ve been making them as gifts for small people, and they’ve been going down really well!
I mentioned in my earlier blog New Ideas that I was going to start giving some new thing a go. So I’ve made my first cushion! There are definitely a few things that need to be tweaked, I made the cushion cover slightly to small for the size cushion. A rooky mistake! As you can see from the photo, the back doesn’t quite meet – quite an important part!
I chose to make an envelope back cushion, with french seams which I made completely by hand. I used patchwork squares for the front, using a border of green squares around the edge. I recently made a woodland themed quilt for a giveaway winner on my Facebook page, so I took inspiration from that and continued it on with the cushion. I also used interface on the fabric to give it a thicker, more luxurious feel.
We finally received our Remembrance day poppies from the Tower of London. To be honest, it had been so long, I’d completely forgotten about them!
I ordered 2 at the same time (one for my mum and one for my brother) quite early on, and then my sister bought one to be sent to us separately about a month or so later. I was a bit peeved that we had to pay twice for p&p costs but I understood that they would be sent out separately and would need to be well packaged on their own. They were indeed well packaged – actually very well.
I mentioned in the latter third of last year that I wanted to start making weighted blankets at about this time. I’m definitely still going to do that, I’m still sorting out some of the details that I want from them.