Saturday, 23 October 2010

Hostess Gifts

Art Nouveau fabric from Robert Kaufmann

The last remnants of some fantastic Japanese cottons.  Shame I can't get any more - my supplier is sold out.

The perfect gifts for the lovely people I've been staying with on my UK trip.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


A quick dishcloth - teaching myself front post double crochet using this great tutorial.

Another of my birthday presents - I need to buy some yarn in suitable flower colours to play with this one.  It's on my list ....

Thursday, 7 October 2010

I think I'm turning Japanese....


I tried making kanzashi with very mixed results last year (see the photo at the bottom of this post) but I recently found a great book in the library and thought I'd give it another go.  I definitely need practice - but this was a great improvement and it helped that the instructions this time were in English!

Then I was given this lovely book for my birthday ... more Japanese-inspired things to add to my To Make list.

I've been toying with the idea of making temari for a while and there are also some lovely wee dolls in here that don't look too difficult.  There are however some extremely ornate and intricate projects in this beautiful book that I may only dream about making!