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Sraphappy December 2021
Posted by tialys in Arts and Crafts, Crochet Projects, needle felting on December 15, 2021
I had to scurry around for this month’s scrap utilising day but, if my contribution is unexciting, at least it’s seasonal.
I had a kit to make a 2D needle felted picture and there was some roving and yarny bits left over. When I thought about making a gnome or two, some of the curly pieces came to mind.
I needle felted a ball for the head/body, a little nose and a pointy bit for the hat then added the curls for a very unkempt beard – but that’s gnomes for you.
It took quite a long time so I had a go at doing the same thing with some scrap double knitting yarn but it took just as long and his hat isn’t as neat,
So, a new addition to the bauble box and some curly bits used up – I told you it wasn’t that exciting.
However, it is Christmassy and I wish you all a good one in case I don’t get chance to post again before the new year.
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate or Gun (first names on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn(me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose
My Stitching Santa Parcel 2017 – Part 1
Posted by tialys in Arts and Crafts on December 28, 2017
This year I joined in, once again, with Sheila over at Sewchet’s infamous Stitching Santa. I am greedy so joined in both the knitting and stitching versions. I haven’t yet received my package from my knitting partner but, if she is reading this, I imagine you might have sent it to my husband’s office in the U.K. and he left on the 21st to come over to France for Christmas but it will be safe and sound in his desk drawer and will be with me in the second week of January. Sorry about that but I was trying to save you postage and it backfired – if indeed this is what has happened, I speculate only.
So Christmas came around again and it was time to torment my dogs with silly outfits (there was a hat too but she wouldn’t countenance it!)…………..
…………..get summed up by my daughter on a t-shirt – how well she knows me………….
……….and receive a parcel of goodies from a like-minded sewing person.
This year Sheila had tasked Rita who blogs at Rita’s Design with what to put in my parcel and what an excellent job she made of it.
Love these two little fabric buckets Rita made for me – excellent for the sock project I’m working on at the moment.
I don’t know how long I’ll be able to resist dipping this into a mug of hot milk.
A selection of coordinating fabric squares which will be great for a patchwork project.
These fabric pieces have peel off paper on the back revealing a sticky surface which I can imagine would be useful for covering notebooks or similar projects.
Some sewing spool fabric from Barcelona and some floral fabric from Hungary – and, as Rita lives in Germany now, this is a truly cosmopolitan parcel 🙂
A generously sized key holder which Rita made from a traditional Hungarian fabric which will certainly come in very useful.
Look! She even made me a rubber stamp with my name on it.
I absolutely adore this little nativity scene inside a seed pod. Apparently. Rita’s friend creates these little Christmas ornaments and it will certainly be brought out year after year to decorate our tree.
A side view in case anybody can help me identify the pod.
Last, but certainly not least, my own personalised, beautiful drawstring bag for putting my ‘smalls’ in when I’m travelling.
I was cheered up immensely by my parcel from Rita this Christmas and send lots of thanks to both her and to Sheila at Sewchet for organising us all once again.
Off to heat up a mug of hot milk now before somebody else discovers my chocolate spoon.