Archive for October, 2009

Christmas is coming

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Now that October is nearly over our thoughts are starting to turn to Christmas.

Over the past couple of years I have been using a lovely traditional Christmas alphabet fabric to make different items. This year I have used the last of it to make an heirloom advent quilted wallhanging and a bell pull style wallhanging.

Heirloom AdventEach picture on the advent is a pocket for you to put in items of your choice. Small gifts, chocolate bars, animal treats dependent on who lives in the house. Instead of opening doors on the advent numbered 1 to 25, you start at the letter A and get a small surprise each day. As I made this from my own pattern with fabrics from my stash you will never find another advent the same as this one.

christmas-alphabet-bellpull-1The Bell pull hanging used up the last of the Christmas alphabet fabric. I bordered it with a deep burgundy cotton fabric with gold stara stamped all over it. It hangs on a pine coloured dowling with matchind wooden beads on each end. It is finished off with a long burgundy tassle.

Both items can be found in my shop at Misi

http://www.misi.co.uk/product_desc.php?user_id=24761  the heirloom advent

http://www.misi.co.uk/product_desc.php?user_id=24990  the bell pull hanging

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Elf Hat

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Last weekend saw me at a weekend craft fair in Dufftown. It was running alongside the Autumn Whisky Festival. It seemed at times that the whisky was definately more popular than the crafts.

Near my stall there was a spinner who spun over the two days and was happy to impart knowledge and to let us try using the spinning wheel. As well as selling her knitted garments she was also selling small quantities of her hand spun and hand dyed yarns. It was too much for me having to sit there and look at her stall. I eventually purchased some yarn with absolutely no idea what I was going to use it for.

It never made it to the stash boxes. I found a pattern for this hat at www.garnstudio.com and fell in love with it. Not being the flowery sort of person with my headwear I found these buttons in my button stash and used them instead. Roll on the cold weather. This is a very comfy hat and will be very warm  

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