Monday, November 16, 2009

November is turning out to be a productive month.

Shrug This, made from Nepalese recycled silk. It's turned out too small for me, but I am on a weight loss journey at the moment, so I will leave it and try to shrink into it. The silk feels so gorgeous, and I can't wait to fit it! The colour is a bit iffy in this picture, it's actually a peacock blue / green. And I haven't woven in the ends yet. I hate that bit.

My second teacher's Christmas gift has been started. This is one evening's worth of stitching. Once more the colour is dodgy, the thread is a gorgeous silvery blue.

The first teacher's ornament is all over bar the shouting. It will be a biscornu, so I have yet to do a plain square (with names and dates, I think) for the back. I adore this one, and will be making it again for my own home.

And today I made a beach tote to take on holiday while we travel to a gorgeous beachside resort for a family wedding. The pattern came from a newly released book, The Crafty Minx, by Kelly Doust. It was a simple plan to follow, and only took a couple of hours to make, factoring in two phonecalls with my bff and a snack break.


Meggie said...

Lucky lucky gift recipients! The biscornu is just spectacular.
Enjoy the wedding.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma, Found your blog off Down to Earth forum. You will love Salt its gorgeous. Don't you love living in Brisbane..only an hour away from holidays!!!! Have fun ,we're heading north to the Sunny this year,,total relaxation!!


Kristin said...

That biscornu is gorgeous. Who is the designer?

Little Miss Flossy said...

Did you buy the Crafty Minx book? Would you recommend it? I saw it in a bookshop here the other day and was thinking it needs to go top of my Christmas List...