Thursday, October 8, 2009

Things I haven't quite finished...

Well, I like making stuff but sometimes it doesn't quite get finished...
I'm not very good at following patterns and I think half the fun is making it up as you go along.
In fact often when I try to do straight lines, follow patterns etc it ends up looking pretty er..well rubbish would be a good description.  Here are some things that I am enjoying and have enjoyed doing....

This crochet I started about a week ago and I'm doing pretty good at keeping going with it.  I think my plan is just to keep going and see how big I can make it...

I learnt to crochet when I was about 10 for a school project, but haven't done any since then, so I sort of had to reteach myself.  I think I need to work out what the stiches I do are 'officially' called so then I can follow some of the free patterns online.  The hook is a size 'n'.  So it grows quite easily!

This is going to be a big cushion. I started it ages ago (well 4yrs ago) when i was visiting my parents in the UK. My mum let me use some of her many coloured embroidery threads so I just started sewing flowers. It's a bad photo (needs ironing etc), but hopefully you get the idea.

For a few years it stayed in England and then about 2 yrs ago it made the trip to the US and then a year ago to here!  The fabric is fake suede stuff. And I will just keep on sewing flowers on until it's all filled up.

This I also did a few years ago.  I once went to Liberty (in London) and ogled over their fabrics and bought 2 bits of Kaffe Fasset stripey fabric.  I kind of like how it looks on the stripey sheet thing (kikoy) underneath.
The trees are 3D with thread and beads. I think it will be a cushion. But it would get destroyed very quickly here, so I'm not sure what to do with it.  Anyone have any ideas?


  1. I'm a believer in long term works-in-progress! I really like the stripy embroidery - does it have potential as a wall hanging?

    I've just popped in from the Quilt Festival. Your entry is great - so bright and colourful :-)

  2. Your blog is great! I have enjoyed reading about your experience so far. Keep posting! Thank you for sharing with me.

  3. You are very welcome, Lucy.-)

    I love your works in progress. The embroidered flowers look so colourful and lovely. The trees are wonderful; I agree with using them in a wall hanging so that the beading won't get ruined.

    Keep us updated on how big your chrochet project gets; and how long it takes you to finish one row:-) I'm afraid I don't know the proper English term for the stitches, although I have croched quite a bit.

    Looove Liberty and looove London!

  4. i just came over from the quilt festival - i love your flower embroidery!

    and i think it will be fun to follow your adventures in Sudan! keep writing! the blogging community is a great place to be. :)

  5. Things you have already brought to great points of beuaty though!