Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021
I set out to write this post yesterday and Bluetooth flatly refused to transfer the photo from my phone to the computer. This morning the photo sped across, no problem at all!
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
I really like the cupcake at the top of these crocheted kitchen towels, but I don't want to crochet a whole towel. I like the detachable daisy towel topper.
With a little bit of thought, I was able to turn the cupcake pattern into a detachable towel topper:
I've bought some tea towels, I think a towel with a topper will make a good item at markets.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Back To Beads
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Yesterday I made piccalilli to use up a cauliflower, carrots et cetera.
This morning I've been sorting out tomatoes. I peeled and cut them up and then sprinkled them with salt. This draws a lot of the moisture out. That liquid would otherwise have to evaporate, so doing this cuts down the cooking time.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
And The Bear
Here's the whole gang:
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
A Mouse Or A Rat?
Friday, August 13, 2021
The next story book puppet is a goat with a drum. The puppet itself didn't take long to make, but I spent some time thinking and planning beforehand! If I made it again, I'd make his face a bit smaller, but that's a minor point, not enough to make me redo it. The horns are made from handmade felt. I puzzled for a while to work out how to sew them on at the right angle. The drum is made from a pill bottle. The student teacher will paint it to resemble the picture in the book.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
To finish off, I cross stitched a card with baby's name:
I've been making these cards for a long time. It was fun, when I looked out my alphabet patterns, to find patterns I'd scripted in the 1980s and '90s.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Spot The Tatting
Monday, August 9, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
The market on Sunday has been canceled, which is a big disappointment for vendors and the organisers. For me personally though, the news is not all bad because the shop that took towels on commission has sold two! I took two more to the shop yesterday to replace them, a hippo and a blue dinosaur.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021