Thursday, June 29, 2017

Narciso beanie

This beanie was finished in time for me to wear it whilst were on our recent cruise to Alaska.
And as it was made from 100% wool, it was very warm and cosy.
I used one of the medium sized looms (like the ones in the photo below) to make the beanie.
And there was enough yarn leftover to also make the fun pompom for the top of the beanie.
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Blueberry kiwi Openwork scarf

The colours of the Caron Cakes yarns are really lovely and I couldn't resist making another scarf for winter. 
This is the Blueberry kiwi colourway of the Caron cakes yarn.
The pattern I used is the One Skein Openwork scarf from Joanns stores.
To finish it off I added in some fringing along the edges. 
I have really enjoyed being able to take these smaller crochet projects along whilst on car trips.
And the colours really remind me of the beautiful lakes near Banff in Canada.

This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Kirsten.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Elephant basket

A friend of mine was expecting her first grand-baby and I wanted to make a gift for the baby shower.
I decided to make another one-hour basket using the pattern by Kelbysews. 
The nursery was being decorated in green so I chose some cute elephant drill for the fabric basket.
This project was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Kirsten.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Blueberry Cheesecake triangle scarf

For my sister-in-laws birthday, I made her a triangle scarf similar to the one I made for my mother.
The pattern I used was the Desert Winds triangle scarf pattern by Jess Coppom.
This time I used one of the Caron Cake yarns in the Blueberry Cheesecake colourway.
I started this scarf on our way down to Newcastle a few months ago as it was a great project to take in the car.
I had just enough yarn to make this scarf and add a couple of fringes to the corners of the triangle.
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Zip top tote bag

When we were travelling overseas, I needed a carry on bag so made the Zip top tote from Anna Grahams (@noodlehead) book "Handmade Style".
The main fabric for the bag is a Cloud 9 Koi "It's a Plus" canvas along with some of my favourite black denim.
I didn't have any leather available for the handles so also used the black denim to make the straps.
I constructed the bag a little differently than the original pattern, and made the other side of the bag into a pocket large enough to carry magazines.
Like all of Annas patterns, it was very easy to make and I made this bag in one afternoon of sewing.
This was a great bag to use as a carry-on as it also doubled as a tote to throw jackets and snacks in each day whilst we were travelling.
Kirsten.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Passport wallet

We will soon be jetting off for our first overseas holiday, so before we left I wanted to make another passport wallet to hold our essentials.
Like in the previous travel wallet I made for my parents, I used the "Expedition" print from the Eclectic Elements range by Tim Holtz.
And again based the wallet on the "Two in One Zipper Pouch" pattern by Svetlana @ Sotak Handmade.
I made it a little larger to hold the passports and also added in a slip pocket for boarding passes and other travel documents.
The front of the wallet has some clues as to where were headed...
See you in a few weeks!!
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Baby boy quilt

After making a few baby quilts recently, I was on the look-out for another quick pattern to use.
I found a pattern on pinterest, which uses the scrappy trip-along method of piecing.
The fabrics are a mix of grey, navy and orange prints similar to the "Bear Ridge " quilt.  
And then some crosshatch quilting through the blocks before binding in a bright orange to make a fun boys quilt.
This was such a simple quilt to sew and I will definitely be using this pattern again.
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.