All I can say is YUM! These were really easy to make and while they did brake my mixer (I seem to have a habit of that!), they were very quick too! I got the receipe on Design Sponge at http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/12/in-the-kitchen-with-caroline-swifts-holiday-treats.html. And a friend of mine gave me the cutters a number of years ago.
Monday, December 15, 2008
My flatmate really likes cord (remember the bean bag?) and I made her this scarf for Christmas as she'll be in the Northern Hemisphere and having a proper cold fuelled Christmas. I put a fleecy knit fabric into the centre and I cut square in the fabric so that it would have a patch work effect with the cord lines running the opposite way to the squares above and below it. Feels really soft and oh so warm!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I adapted a paper kit doll (it was female) into a male cowboy for a friend's birthday in a few days time. I hope he likes it. The cowboy was originally wearing a miniskirt and had plaits - they got converted into shorts and the extra hair became a moustache!
My mother asked for an apron when I was last home a few months ago. I finally got around to making one. I quite like it, though its not in the colours I would have chosen if I was making it for myself. And as I'm living in a different country I hope my aesthetic hasn't changed too much and she actually likes it. Fingers crossed!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
It was my grandmother's birthday this month and she's not particularly keen on gifts so I wanted to make something that would show I was thinking of her but she didn't have to store!The pattern is from a great blog (http://aurytm.com/blog/) which has a load of free small patterns. I used variegated thread (same thread but the colour changes for an autumnal look.
I finished this a little while ago but it took a while to come around to the idea that it takes 200 ltrs of beans to fill it and not just one. Ok, fine - I was just too lazy to go and buy the second lot!Its made of green cord and from instructions on http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bean-Bag.
With the top folded over!
I added a zip to the bottom so it can be removed. Though I was too lazy to create an inside bag so the beans will need to be removed if the zip is used to open and wash the bag! (Ah well!)
Quite happy with the outcome. I would make it squatter and rounder the next time (if there is one!).