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