It’s been 9 months. ‘Nuff said. But I’m back in action with a new focus – more laid back, more varied, less detailed perhaps. Still lots of tutorials and lots of photos but more for personal pleasure than an attempt to get stuff ready for sale.
You’ll discover a brand new website as I include projects over and above painting and refinishing. More sewing. More papercrafts. I may still put things up for sale – I’ll surely let you know – but the core will be tutorials for creations and techniques that I’d like to share.
What have I been up to? Enjoying the company of my extended family dispersed hither and yon. Creating stuff for them. Five grandchildren now! And they all touch my soul.
Aaaah. The stockings. For grandkids.
I’ve always liked knitting. The demand for patience and concentration is neverending with those ridiculous abbreviations and that strange, traditional way in which instructions are given.
These tested my limits. I made patterned stockings for my own kids… but I notched up the detailing here and it was hard. Really hard. But they’re finished and I’m excited with the colourful results.!
I used patterns from Mary Maxim, adapted some online photos of cross-stitch patterns, and added a few ideas of my own. But I must say, I’m thankful they’re essentially a “once-only-my-darlins'” kind of project!