Handmade Monday No 5!

04/07/2011 § 7 Comments

Everyone’s having busy weeks at this time of year.  There’s so much to fit in – trips to the seaside, weddings, visits to friends and family. There’s been no exception here.  Two of our great hulking lads are home from university and they’ve taken over the house & emptied the fridge! And one is sleeping (there’s a lot of that going on), surrounded by fabrics and cushions, in MY sewing studio !  It looks like a very comfy bed indeed!

We escaped for the weekend and I discovered some lovely wool shops in the Welsh borders!  Went away with one bag of clothes and returned with four bags of wool!

Hexagonal crochet

This is wonderful wool – Debbie Bliss super merino 4-ply!  Don’t think I’ve made crochet hexagons before so will have fun putting this onto a cushion cover.

Just before we were invaded at the end of last week, I finally decided that I’d had enough of my extremely pretty, and totally impracticable Cath Kidston pin cushion.  It topples over, the felt doesn’t like pins on the top etc etc (sorry CK, but it’s designed for someone with a beautiful sewing room who doesn’t do much sewing)!  I’d seen a square pin cushion on somebody’s blog, and can’t now find it to give them a mention – sorry – but have added a twist that will make my life easier.  Does anybody else lose their needles into the pin cushion?

Needles & Pins

So now I have no excuses for losing my needles and I needed a bit of fun before the family returned, so for old times sake … have a listen to this to put you in the mood for making – think we should have a theme tune for Wendy’s Handmade Monday each week and I just love Tom Petty!

Thanks Wendy – here’s the link to her blog, so you can catch up with what everyone else has been making!

Adaliza x

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