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It's a crazy time here at the end of the school year, heading for Christmas. Full of Christmas parties and get-togethers.
What a perfect time to create!
Staying up late, and getting up early for creative baking is just as exciting as it is for creative sewing (although it's a necessity here in the tropics to chill and roll out bikkie dough or to ice and decorate treats in the cooler times of the day). It's also child free time, when I will not be distracted by little feet running about, and perhaps touching the hot oven ...
It’s an episode without a theme. This week we update you on what we’ve been up to and also what’s to come on Hobbies Up To Here!
We have a few posts and projects up and coming so be sure to come back and check them out!
- Basting Gun review
- Our first guild meeting (eek!)
- Road To California (mid-January)
- Design wall how-to post
Jake and I finished his Darth Vader quilt. We’re very pleased with the out come!
My dad finished his crocheted doily ...read more
Phew! Breathing a sigh of relief that the 40th birthday d'oiley is finished.
I think I can safely say that my penchant for very fine crochet has come and gone. I think I will save it for the edging on fine linen tablecloths now - and I have already made two of those.
I am tempted to pin the d'oiley out and paint on spray starch to "block" it, but I am posting it to the U.K. and I don't think my gf will even notice if it's a little crinkly.
Besides, I like the way ... read more
I made a crochet dress for my granddaughter for Christmas. I got the pattern from Red Heart and it is such an easy pattern. I already had the pink and white yarn, so I began making it and in two evenings, I had it complete. I made the 6-9 month size. A quick gift for baby gifts.read more
Tootsie and I have had an emotional reunion. It involved a lot of stroking of slightly dusty plastic, sighing in rapture over the fact that I was actually sitting in front of my much loved sewing machine, and drinking of coffee.
The project that I chose for this exciting occasion? A set of pillow cases, one for him and one for her. I had bought a set of rulers from Jaybird Quilts, the Sidekick and the Hex N More, and I decided to pull them out and play around a bit. Came ...read more
The weather is cooler, and it's time to sandwich up some quilt tops and get them done. Plus Lazy Sunday, whose picture is so far back in the archives, I can't find it!
This is premier yarns sweet roll yarn, the color runs are very long. I started a second scarf, longways to ... read more
Some may remember my misadventure with the washing machine when I tossed in it my Alpaca Hat.
Well. After spending some time regretting my impulsive gesture, I decided it was time to crochet another one. To make it, I used a sock yarn and followed the same pattern written by Yarnspirations. You can find the pattern here.
2016 so far has been a year of epic changes.... moving house and town, changing schools -twice and changing job!
The rest of life is settling down, but we have had to make some changes. The boys have stopped Saturday morning activities for a little while - family time has been needed ... read more
I made this hat and this cowl with a fiery sock yarn. This yarn is a leftover from the Log Cabin Afghan I crocheted last fall. The afghan was a Christmas gift and I was very happy to have some of this gorgeous yarn left for myself. I crocheted the hat first and was able to made a small cowl. Which could only make me happy.
|Cornish Sunset Crochet Throw|