Tuesday, 31 January 2012

4th Table Runner

Another green toned table runner from the 2inch strip box.  this one is long! (still looks like the box hasn't decreased at all...are these strips breeding without me knowing??

Detail of the centre

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Berlin Skyline Hat

I knit this while at the beach over the Summer.
Great Pattern called Berlin Skyline by Kimberly Gintar

love that it reminds me of Berlin!  I knit it in Autumn colours, as that was my favourite time of the year...except for when there is lots of snow in Winter!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Flowers of Traken

My other beach project this year.  Knit in silk.  It still needs to be blocked.  It's so soft and light.  I love it!

Gorgeous pattern by Lotta Groeger

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Updating Pinboards

When we first moved to Berlin, I made the boys a pinboard each to collect pins of all the different places we visited while we were in Europe.  After 6 years, the pinboards had been totally full.  I added an extra panel to the boys pinboards to keep adding pins to. They went through the quilting fabric and chose the colours they wanted.
Cameron's pinboard
Alexander's pinboard
I have been meaning to make myself a board as well, for my breast cancer, quilting and knitting pins.  I finally got around to it, and stuck all my pins on it.  I really like it!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Felted Baskets

Inspired by a gorgeos grey felted bowl by Domestic Aesthetic , I thought I could try the same type of thing with a large piece of felted knitting that i had made years ago.  This piece of fabric I had felted to make a needle roll for my knitting needles, but once it was felted it was way too thick, so it has been sitting in the "no idea" box for quite some time.  So, I finally cut up the fabric to make these 2 felted bowls.  I love them, and they are a great size for me to keep the current knitting project together beside my chair! I searched through my odd button collection for suitable buttons, and sewed them on using DMC cottons.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

3rd table runner

The challenge....how many table runners can I make from this box of 2inch strips....

A simple strippy table runner in green tones.  A good start, but it doesn't even look like I have taken any strips from the box...this is going to be an interesting challenge!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2nd Table Runner

A simple 4 patch quilted table runner using a few fat quarters from the stash.
backing, a good way to use that novelty fabric that really cannot be cut up for patchwork.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

1 Table Runner complete

Part of my New Year's Resolutions, (yes there is more than 1), is to make a table runner each week.  Why a table runner?  Well, we are living in a small house at the moment, and I do not have the space to create larger quilts.  So, I think at least with table runners I am creating, I can play with different patterns, and use up the stash.  Here is the first one, a simple 4 patch on point.
To keep up to date with my New Years Resolutions, I have stared another blog
 (yes, I know I am having trouble keeping up with the 2 that I already have,
but that's part of my New Year Resolution as well!)

You can find my New Year Resolution Goals on

Monday, 2 January 2012


Not very exciting  I know, but I am using up the stash this year, and it has been a warm start to the year, and I need a haircut.  In the meantime, I just made this bandana to get the hair off my face.  This is a great way to use up some of that special fabric I can't bear to part with, but will look good on my head.  I have also worn this bandana while out running, and it was great at keeping the hair from my face, so I may make a few more.  Fergus approves!