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Archive for March, 2012

I started this quilt a few years ago but thought it was looking very bland and lost my enthusiasm for it. By appliqueing bright flowers around the edge it’s looking more cheerful so I’ve gone ahead with quilting and binding it. Yay, finished!

Echo quilting around the party dress

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Found some great patterns on the net which were fun to make up. The first was a knitted leaf pattern by Lesley Arnold-Hopkins. It made a great blanket when knitted into different coloured blocks and then sewn together. The jacket is Linden Heflin’s ‘Baby Sophisticate’, which I knitted in Paton’s 12 ply Jet wool on 5.5mm needles. The last photo is another pair of sheepskin soled baby booties, slightly larger than last time.

Leaf pattern blanket in double knit

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A friend gave me a pattern for these knitted sheepskin soled baby booties, you can make any sort of motif to decorate the front. I haven’t found a free pattern on the net for them but I didn’t look very hard since I already had this one.

Knitted sheepskin soled baby booties

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Looked at lots of felt Christmas decorations on the net and came up with this design to start with. It’s fun working on little things, there are already other designs brewing. Finished two more scrumble handbags too, good way to use up wool scraps but I’m done with making scrumbles for a while.

Side one of first handbag

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