Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A few crafts from Q4 2013

I HAVE been doing some crafts in the last quarter of 2013. Not as many paper crafts, which I always thought as my “go to crafts”. Some were swaps, some were presents.

My first attempt at purling as well as knitting – loving the pattern, miscounted rows / stitches though, so will unravel and try again. Also have future plans for some things using those patterns… They are from “holynarf” on Ravelry.
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Some hats I knitted for the “Big Knit 2013”. Never managed to buy an innocent smoothie with a hat myself though, shame really! Sad smile Definitely will knit more this year. Smile
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My tags for the Christmas Tag swap at the Edinburgh Crop
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A crocheted Dalek egg cozy which I transformed into a plushie. Have to improve my bobble-stitch mind (first time I ever stitched those). Another pattern from Ravelry.
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Some Halloween “Ephemera” and a Candy corn hat for a Halloween Swap on Craftster (currently my favourite craft forum)
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A Mug rug for a swap on a FB Sewing group (my first mug rug and first ever pocket!)
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My pennants for the Christmas Banner swap at the Edinburgh Crop (everyone was allocated a letter, and then colour schemes were agreed).
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The only handmade Christmas card this year – for my BF Sharon. Smile
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Some “stash busting” thanks to Pinterest – Christmas presents for friends, BIL and hubby.
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Two more mug rugs, presents for MIL and Hubby (BIG Ted Kord – Blue Beetle – fan, and as DC doesn’t provide ANY items for this character I think I will be crafting more than my share for that! Winking smile
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Oh, and last but not least – my favourite mug rug so far! Double sided one, for a geeky swap on Craftster. Smile One side dedicated to Loki (incl. freehand embroidery while having a "pattern" on the laptop) and the other to the 9th Doctor. Smile

Have been pinning a lot already for future projects, now just need time and “conviction” to start doing something!! Winking smile

As for JYC 2013 … due to the Adamson Manor having the lurgy over Christmas period it didn’t happen. That’s my excuse and I stick to it! Winking smile I’ll probably post some back dated posts for some (all?) prompts and then do (pages for) the album whenever I feel like it. Best not stress about it.

Onwards and upwards with crafts … have a couple of new things I want to try in 2014, too! Open-mouthed smile

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a fun combination!