I have finally finished the ring pillow I mentioned last week (there'll be more about that next week so the picture above is just a little peek at it) and the free gift that came with the latest Mollie Makes (issue 31).
This was a sausage dog designed by Jane Foster. It's the first time I've made one of their free gifts, but as this one was so easy it only took minutes. I do like the free gifts that come with the magazine, but I've not wanted to make something that looks the same as everyone else's. So I use the bits and pieces for other projects and make the projects I want to with my own stuff. The sausage dog was so simple to make, plus the printed fabric couldn't really be used for anything else.
- a new cover for my phone out of crazy patchwork.
- a felt Christmas decoration.
- more redwork.
- knitting some lacy trim (in preparation for another blog post).
I've printed more vintage christmas images onto fabric (via transfer sheets) and card for more christmas decorations and cards.
Pulled bits and pieces together to make christmas decorations.
The items in the picture below are waiting to be finished off.
The pirate ship.
Today, I managed to walk to my Mum's (about 50 minutes worth of walking) for the first time in ages (hopefully I won't be too knackered tomorrow) and we did so along the prom along the River Mersey. We went that way because we wanted to see the latest addition to the foreshore, the pirate ship, Black Pearl. There's no sign of Johnny Depp and this ship isn't seaworthy.
It has (and still is) been built by a couple of local artists out of driftwood and the odd bit of recycled material. Unfortunately, the first incarnation was burnt to the ground by vandals, but the 'new' one has become a tourist attraction. Children love it, their Facebook page is full of pictures of mini pirates.
|You can just see the Liverpool waterfront in that back of this photo|
Thank you for all of the lovely comments after last week's post, they were much appreciated.
I hope everyone has a great week.
P.S. Pop over to Handmade Monday to see what lot's of other makers have been up to.