I used to machine knit and design patterns many moons ago, which resulted in many test swatches. Well recently I came across a bag of these swatches so I made a couple of blankets with them. I've hand stitched them to fleece blankets which makes them lovely and cosy and hides any loose threads on the back. I think I may have enough swatches to make another but it will be the very last.
Monday, 29 February 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
My first border cut cards using my Zing. The cuts are not perfect but I think I know what the problem was - a dirty mat. The blue one was created using basic shapes in MTC [Make the cut], the white one I created on my tablet then brought it in to MTC to add it to a card shape and then cut it on the Zing.
Friday, 19 February 2016
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Two baby cardigans I knitted late last year. I've not done any knitting for years so I was quite pleased with the outcome. And they fit him [my grandson] .......but not for long I think.
My daughter found a vintage Singer sewing machine in a cupboard. We thought it was a table at first, the machine was tucked under and folds out. It is VERY heavy.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
I recently bought a cutting machine, a KNK Zing Air. One of the first things I cut was fun foam to make some stamps. The birds were images I found on the web, the rabbit and frog with snail were drawings from my sketchbook and the hare was from a photograph of some decorative architecture relief. I stuck the foam shapes to wood, cardboard and an old plastic card.
Friday, 5 February 2016
Spoonflower have released a new fabric - cotton spandex jersey, suitable for sports wear, t-shirts etc.
I decided to print this vibrant design on it, created on my tablet.
This is what it would look like in repeat.