Monday, 8 June 2020

Knitted basket 'n balls

 
 
 
Cast on 20 stitch and garter stitch for about
10 or 11 'ridges' (1 ridge = 2 rows) in your choice of each colour.
You should have 10 sections.
- 3 for the width and 2 for the depth.
Knit 2 lengths, and stitch together, leaving one side open.  (I kept the width side open.) Stuff lightly with washable wadding/stuffing. Stitch up remaining seam.
Sew (small tacking or backstitch) between each colour = quilted effect
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Make a base piece (2 pieces again),stitch pieces together.  Place inside and stitch to 'outside piece'.
 
I winged this a bit and sort of corrected the design and stitching as I went.
 
I made a couple of handles.
See top pic.

 


Monday, 25 May 2020

Knitted Ball - very easy

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pic.2
Materials
Double Knitting Yarn (Rainbow colours)
2 x 2.50 or 3mm needles 
large eyed sewing needle
Washable wadding suitable for childrens toys.

Cast on 10 stitches, using thinner needles than normal, so that rows and stitches do not gape and are tighter together.
Knit 10 rows in each of 4 colours.
Cast off. (pic.1)

On second square down, cast on 10 stitches along right-hand edge,
and knit another 10 rows. Cast off. (Pic.2)
Repeat this on the opposite side, so you have a crucifix shape. (Pic.3 and 4)

On the wrong side, stitch the seams into a cube shape, leaving 'the lid' with one side un-stitched and open.  
Turn right side out.  
Stuff with wadding, so ball is stuffed but still soft. 
Stitch up remaining seam. (pic.4) - to complet ball.

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pic.4





Saturday, 18 April 2020

Covid Crisis - keeping busy




Have been sowing seeds and re-shooting veggie ends!




also doing a bit of gardening - as weather has been lovely - and a small amount of 
fused glass work

and cooking my way through the crisis!


Saturday, 11 April 2020

Whats going on in the Garden, April, 2020 (Lockdown! UK)

 

Primulas (don't forget to deadhead them - for more flowers)
 
Rosemary in flower

Daffs (narcissi) now gone unfortunately - they don't last long

dried pea seedlings for salad tips

 
dried pea seedlings grown a bit more!

Having a garden tidy

 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Happy Halloween!

I think this might look more like an apple than a pumpkin! (The crochet'd one that is!) - but winged it and enjoyed making it.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Devon - Little Trip


Agatha Christie's House - Greenway




Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Grant Wood - American Artist

 Grant Wood, known worldwide for this iconic painting - (apparently it's his sister and his dentist!) - Grant Wood was also a sculptor and man of many parts - he loved making things ..............



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Grant Wood - self-portrait
Born  in Iowa, USA 1891 and died in 1942

(have been watching Waldemar Januszczak's art programmes on BBC - excellent.)

Monday, 4 June 2018

just having fun .............

Photoshop'd


Photoshop'd



... made with drawing pins, and embellished with fineline pen

Collages


Photoshopped Collages

Original Collage