Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Body parts ;), needles & a crafting space

Hello - todays post is a mish-mash of things that I want to share with you. 

Firstly these gorgeous vintage coloured knitting needles that the lovely SewHotMitmot sent me.  As a newbie knitter I've only got a few pairs of needles & have been trying to build my collection via the charity shops.  These will all be used for projects eventually - the very longest pair have been earmarked for my next knitting project (more on that another time).

I've finally got my sewing/crafting space more sorted - amazing what the addition of a shelf can do ;)

Now its like this I've also got my sewing mojo back and I've started on a birthday pressie for my niece who is 6 soon.  I've made in the past for my other nieces a rather traditional ragdoll and was going to do the same for this one until I saw this pattern in last months SewHip magazine;

I've got it all cut out now and have started sewing it all together - have the fun job of turning and stuffing the arms & legs to do in a little while.  It is going to be made entirely for recycled materials - both the legs & body are made from t-shirts that I nearly sent for recycling until I saw the pattern;


I had planned a very picture heavy blog, however the weather today is so gloomy & the light so bad, I've put off taking too many pictures until (hopefully) we get a glimpse of sunshine.

Right I'm off back upstairs to stuff & sew.  Have a quiet house - big son is busy playing with his computer & listening to music, MrVV is out all day and little son has gone to the cinema with Country Girl's son :)

Think I'll manage an hour or so up there until its time to come down and have my annual battle with pancake making!

xxxx Vicki xxxx

14 comments:

made with love said...

Ooo, lovely knitting needles and yiour little ragdoll is coming along a treat. I am looking forward to seeing the finished result.
Good on you getting homework and shoe fitting out of the way. I have been putting it off. It HAS to be done tomorrow. EEEEKK!!
Rachael XX

TheMadHouse said...

Love the sewing area, please let me know how the doll goes, as I am planning on making one for my neices 5th birthday

A Country Girl said...

Body parts? I thouight this was going to be a confession about MrVV's whereabouts this afternoon!
Thanks for the tea and cookie today.

xx

mitmot said...

glad you like the needles and they arrived safe xx - loving the rag doll, and even better that it is made from recycled fabric :-)

CraftyHelen said...

Lucky you to have that crafting space - but you do realise taht I shall be expecting greta things from you now?!xx

magsmcc said...

Don't battle with the pancakes-tell hubbie he's better at making them and the job is gone!

Floss said...

That doll is a great idea - I once did a post on '101 Uses for a Deat T-shirt' so now I have my 102nd!

Floss said...

Deat? Dead.

I blame this English keyboard...

RosieP said...

Lovely rag doll, what a great idea.

Hugs RosieP x

melanie said...

I absolutely love your blog, and I hope you do not mind, but I have added it to my blogroll. :) xxxx

MelMel said...

What lovely craft space.....

Oh thank you for wanting to do a show n tell....cheers for that...xxxx

MelMel said...

P.S...I've added myself to your followers list...x

Serenata said...

What a difference it makes having a space to craft in. Looking forward to seeing the doll finished.

Twiglet said...

Lovely little craft space - its great to have a place where you can go and switch off from all the stresses of life and absorb yourself in something rewarding - your doll will be gorgeous!