Thursday, 24 December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020
Friday, 18 December 2020
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
This is how the Christmas 'card' thing started:
And how it carried on:
2018: I only made 20 cards.
2019: I did not make any cards.
2020: It has been a dreadful year in many ways, but I did make cards.
Monday, 14 December 2020
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Monday, 7 December 2020
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
This is Arne. I made him to do a hiding game with my grandchildren for the advent season. While I hope they have fun with it, I also want to harness some of their delight and anticipation for Christmas.
I am sending one photo of Arne hiding everyday until Christmas. I will do a weekly round-up here.
Arne has wire arms and snaps at his ankles to help him do tricks.
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Saturday, 7 November 2020
Friday, 2 October 2020
I had a wool blanket in my cupboard that once belonged to my parents. It had an Eaton's label on it so it had been around for a long while. I have pulled it out before and thought about what I could do with it. Then I toss out the idea and put the blanket back in the cupboard. This week I pulled it out again.
Before starting, I washed it. I was quite willing for there to be some felting. It came out looking pretty much the same as before.
I altered a pattern I have had since the '90's and made a practice piece out of cotton. After making some more alterations, it became the lining. I cut the pieces out of the blanket. I wanted the stripes to go around the bottom of the sleeves, so had to set up the pieces with that in mind.