New Quilting Project

I’ve been going a little crazy over the recent fabric sales at half price. These are what I’ve got now: Am I missing any particular colour in the palette?  I’m thinking ‘earthy, natural..’ colour scheme. I have yet to decide on a design, will probably go with squares. Suggestions and inspirations most welcome. Please post…

Making a Triangle Quilt

This is the second time I’m making a quilt. My first was a Flying Geese for a baby cot. Now that the baby will be outgrowing the cot, he needs a big boy quilt. I’m expecting him to be a tall boy, judging by how tall he is now. So this quilt measures 1.9×2.5m. Golden…

my own Beeton’s freeform crochet

I’ve been working on websites in the mornings and going to the gym in the afternoons when I’m at my worst concentration-wise.  It’s lovely to wind down at the end of the day, doing some crochet. I’ve been drooling over Isabella Beeton’s crochet doilies, such as this one : Her patterns were written and published…

Flower Catcher doily

  I made the 3-layered flower in the middle with ecru, light pink and a darker shade of pink.  I thought it looked really sweet so I had to make it grow. More smaller flowers joined the net.  I used green to make the loops in the back of each flower and they looked like…

daisykin doily

There’s a long distant friend of mine who is into everything daisy.  We met each other online in 1996 (or 1997?)  but have never met face to face.  This is inspired by her, classy, bright and cheery. At a temporary loss .. where to from here?  I don’t like those unattached petals curling.  Must do…

growing wild roses and daisies

I made these roses for the vintage rose doily design. By the time I finished the 6th rose, I realised I wouldn’t have enough yarn left to make the next two needed and the shop does not have anymore of this colour that I could buy. The daisy in the centre is a surplus, made…