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Archive for September, 2009

Sock Monkey

Sock monkey

Sock monkey

This extremely cute sock monkey was brought into the home so I just had to try and take a pattern off him and make a mate! Couldn’t find a nice striped sock here in Putaruru, but he now has a monotoned Swandri companion.

Meet Albi sock monkey

Meet Albi sock monkey

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Freeform Knitting.

freeform knitting and crochet

freeform knitting and crochet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just finished making this handbag, not that I need a new one, but Stan declined a work hat made in this style and I hadto have something on the go.

I went to the quilt show last weekend and these were a few of the fibre art works that caught my eye…

Felted fish head

Felted fish head

Felted comic strip

Felted comic strip

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Spring must be here.

IMG_1417The petticoat daffodils which were only buds last weekend have burst forth! I’ve carted these bulbs around for sixteen years now. Mum looked after them while we were away.

 

 

IMG_1425Finished this quilt about a month ago. The deer fence makes a good place to hang it from, but then I got distracted by the scenery. The cows in behind were quite interested too!

 

 

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Tried something new.

bag hangingbag lyingDenim skirt bag made for Kels.

 

 

This is the new thing I tried, tying a fly fishing fly! Goodness knows what would want to eat that…

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And if that baby is a boy, he’ll be receiving this coin pattern baby quilt. Some of the whales in the quilting look a bit dodgey:)

boy quilt

whales close up

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More Itajime

wall hangingman fishing

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This is now hanging in my work space, whereas the next one is in our lounge.

big wall hanging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

house hangingI’m a bit disappointed with the ‘busyness’ of the spare room wall hanging. Was interesting learning to paper piece but not sure it was worth the effort. I like the school house block but 5 inches was too small and fiddly.

 

 

 

 

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Made to give away

baby cardigan

baby cardigan

Made this to give to a friend’s new baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1318This quilt was made for our friends from Bulgaria.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas colours?

Christmas colours?

A cushion to give at a christmas swap. It was made using the itajime technique, where fabric is bleached then overdyed. Found a description in a ‘Quilting Arts’ magazine.

 

 

baby quilt for girlAnd finally, if the friend’s expected baby is a girl…. Haven’t made the alternate quilt for a boy yet.

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Hello world!

Scrappy quilt featuring black and white fabric

Scrappy quilt featuring black and white fabric

Very pleased with how this huge quilt turned out. It was quite something trying to feed 102 square inches worth of quilt through the machine to stipple quilt it! I found the pattern in a ‘New Zealand Quilter’ magazine, designed by Anna Prussing.

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After trying mosaicing once before it seemed a good idea to make a sign for my work space… sigh… that was a bigger job than expected.

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Yay, it’s up on the wall! Also finished this weekend was my hexagon crocheted blanket, not for anywhere specific but made just because I wanted to.

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