It has taken me longer than expected to get this post to you due to my internet being very temperamental lately :/ but I'm pleased to say, here, now, finally, is my crafty update!
I thought I would start by showing you all the stuff I made whilst I was on holiday :)
First up I made three pieces of bunting for my knitting group. If you can remember my previous post they are trying to make a really long string in celebration for the Olympics and set a world record too!
The dotty piece was the most difficult. I had to kind of make up where to put the dots as I went along because the pattern was only for a plain piece, there were pictures of dotty pieces though so that helped a bit. I brought them to the group along with some sweets I got from Cyprus and a kids knit book for people to have a look at. All the ladies are soo nice at the group, they really liked my bunting and were also very interested in my finished DAL gloves, which I wore to the group to show them now they were finished as they were the project I was working on last time :) Also whilst on holiday I managed to finish some more innocent hats and two more cross stitch kits:
I really like the way my ice cream hat design came out and I also love the hat with two colour pom-pom, I think the colours make it look kind of royal :-) So far I have made 15 hats but I am aiming for 25 by October!
The monkey cross stitch kit required me to do some french knots which were very difficult at first. In the end I managed to get them though which I am really pleased about as now I can try more challenging kits and can use them along with other stitches to make pretty borders etc... around some of the other designs I have stitched :D
I haven't really decided what I am going to do with all my finished stitchlet kits yet, at the moment I am thinking of making some kind of wall hanging but first I am going to finish my bat and cat-under-snow kits.
That's all the stuff I made whilst I was away, I was in the swimming pool all the other time! Now for the stuff I have made since I got back :)
Mainly I have been doing a lot of sewing lately in my ongoing attempt to broaden my crafty skills! I picked up a book from the library about how to sew your own fleecy monsters and thought I would give one a go. I decided to make this little cutie called 'Prudence':
I didn't have any fleece so I made her from a pretty patterned washcloth I picked up once in a store (I knew if I bought it and saved it one day I would find the perfect project for it!) Prudence sleeps next to red nose day monster now in my bed with all my other cuddly toys :0)
Today I finished the pencil case I have been sewing myself ready for when I go back to school (which Is tomorrow so I just made it! Hehhe :) I am sooo happy with it! :D I was like a nervous wreck at the sewing machine, I had spent so long applique-ing the little bird so didn't want to ruin the whole thing!
Luckily it also fits everything in it :0) The pattern was from a book my mum and dad got me for Christmas called 'Fast Fabric Gifts'.
I also finished this big bow headband today which I may or may not wear for my first day, I like it LOTS but it is very, very, BIG! and I don't want to be told to take it off because the people sat behind me can't see the board, lol :D
And finally the last thing in my crafty update, this random Hello Kitty necklace I made from the top of a broken HK Pez and some bits and pieces I had lying around:
I think it's quite funky! :0) I will be wearing it to school sometime when I find an outfit it goes well with. That's the positive side of now being in 6th form, you can wear whatever you like :)
Well that's it for my (huge!!!!, sorry :) crafting update, See you soon
P.s don't forget to enter the holiday giveaway! There is only three days left so don't miss out :D