Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some Crafty Finishes

We've been enjoying a day of sunshine today. Earlier today, Hannah, Zoe and I went into town to do a few things and had lunch out at one of the local cafes. I also picked up some vege seedlings for our garden - lettuce, cucumber, courgette and capsiscum to go along with the tomato plants and beans Glenn has ready to plant. This long weekend break here is usually when we get our garden planted for summer but we've been a bit hesitant to get it fully planted as we're still having the occasional frost some mornings.

Last night we put on a family barbeque and had a few friends come too, it was great to catch up with everyone and Hannah enjoyed herself playing with Zoe and our friends' young daughter.

I had a small finish the night before, a small design that I'd started while we were away on holiday. I just love the colours in this one.

Loving and Faithful by Little House Needleworks
stitched with Crescent Colour Belle Soie on 32ct cream belfast

Ever since I'd spotted the pattern for a giant pincushion on the Moda Bakeshop blog I've been wanting to make one for myself.

I was really pleased with how it turned out so I might try and get a few more made for Christmas gifts.

Next up are my recent knitting finishes, my first ever dishcloth, using this really easy pattern I found via Christines blog


Double Bump Dishcloth by Missy Angus

And some fingerless gloves for one of my Mum's friends at her work.
These knit up so quickly, and its such a pretty pattern. I'm planning to knit several more and hopefully some for myself.

Lastly for today, here's two pretty girls having fun this morning, watching Glenn working outside.
I can't remember if I've mentionned we are doing some extensions to our lounge and dining room? Glenn has been working really hard the past few weekends to get the foundations ready - he only started pulling up our front deck this time last year and then things came to a halt over our hot summer, then winter, lol. Oh well, good things take time :)

15 comments:

ingrid said...

Very wonderful works you have finished.
Greetings from the other end of the world -
Ingrid

Christine said...

Lovely finishes, Katrina! I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern I used!

Vinniey said...

Beautiful stitch and I love the pincushion's color. :)

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching and some beautiful finishes.

Kim B said...

Well you have been productive! Beautiful finishes!

staci said...

Looks like you are keeping busy! Love your LHN finish, it's so sweet and the colors really are quite pretty. And that pincushion, LOVE it! The wristwarmers look very warm and cozy too!

Claire said...

Love all your finishes :)

stitcherw said...

Wow,lots of lovelies to look at. Great finishes all.
Sue

Brigitte said...

Such lovely finishes. The giant pincushion is just spectacular. I love the colours of the fabric you used. Great idea for Christmas gifts.

Cindy said...

Very wonderful finishes!

I really like the giant pincushion. I may have to try making one of those for myself :)

Lisa said...

Be careful - washcloths are addicting! And I love the gloves.

Karoline said...

Lovely finishes Katrina, congratulations

CindyMae said...

All of your finishes look fantastic!! Love the stitching, the pin cushion is awesome!! The glove looks so comfy and warm! And congrats on the first dishcloth!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching! I love that pincushion, I saw it as well and would love to give it a go. I tried the dish cloth too, but my knitting skills are very ordinary.

Laural said...

Oh my goodness that pin cushion is awesome!! Great finishes.

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