I started browsing to see what I had posted, and realised this project (made in 2022) was missing:
This shawl was from the third installment of #ullenviärvde (the wool we inherited). It was a collaboration between Tant Kofta, a swedish indie dyer and knitwear designer, and Båvens spinnhus, a smaller scale yarn mill. All packages showcased a Swedish heritage breed, with yarn and pattern suitable for the wool.
This took me around 7 months to finish, and even longer to show it off properly here.
I didn’t have a proper ”finished” photo, so I used the april snow as backdrop.
Kind of a big one. I took it off long enough to take a picture.
I’ll see what else I can find.
It seems I did start and finish things in the window of opportunity. Now to decide what to share…
Disclaimer: I don’t think I have
ever posted a separate post for things I have created, more just posting on the various *-alongs and snapshot, if this is not the case then let me know and I’ll amend.
My friends got married last year (Finally after about 100 years of saying they were), it was the hottest summer on record (I think) but i wanted a shawl for the evening just in case it got to cool. I already had 2 WIP shawls (still WIPs) that were going to take too long to finish and wouldn’t go with my dress, so I parked them an made this:
I’m pretty sure I shared it in the shawl-along, but I know I never make individual posts.
I had made it before so knew it was an…
My foodie trials are in full force this year, this and my “Jam curry” have been faves:
I regularly meal prep because it just makes my life easier, but living on my own often means several portions going into the freezer until i fancy that again. And if I forget to label - well who knows what I am eating.
My brother and his fiance split towards the end of last year, he didn’t take it so well and when I saw him this one time, he looked so skinny, I thought I would palm off some food to him.
Big mistake!!! Now I cook for Mum & brother - both are perfectly capable but they like some…
And some pouches from the start of 2020
The start of 2020 saw me make a bunch of pouches, 1. because my friend wanted a wash bag, 2. because I had (have) a load of zips doing nothing and 3. if you’re doing one, you may as well do many.
So here they are:
They were all offcuts from other projects, so a good de-stash
Ooh, I have a 2nd entry,
wrist pin cushions I posted in an along but never made a thread for.
I’m still digging through my projects… I often forget to post swap projects in their own threads, and sometimes thepoor things aren’t even photographed. I snapped plenty of pictures of these, so I really have no excuse!
I think this is my first completed project topic in the papercraft section. I carve stamps from time to time, but most of them end up in swap packages or in plastic boxes in the woods (in my Letterboxes). If I sit down to actually craft with paper and stamps it’s either for a swap, or because I need an emergency label or greeting card
These were made for @Mvanrh11 in the stationery swap.
I made the heart stamp several years ago, and was inspired to try printing on book p…
Ok finally got around to posting some older projects that I did intend to post and then…well life happens.
One of my lifelong friends told me about her recent obsession with the show Outlander. She was so enamored that she even went on a trip to Scotland! I was thrilled as she isn’t the type to really get into geeky stuff like fandoms and whatnot, and felt inspired to make her a set of Outlander-inspired gear to cosplay when she felt the urge.
The show is set in 18th Century Scotland, so it features a lot of gorgeous knitwear. I found a pattern for a basic garter stitch shawl wi…
Last year for Halloween, I decided I was going to wear a little witch hat fascinator that I had made long ago but never worn. Once I committed to that, the rest of the costume started to evolve, all with the idea of how can I use up stash? I picked up a whole roll of black tulle for cheap years ago but never seems to run out (spoiler: I still have more tulle in my stash). So I thought about how I might be able to incorporate that into the costume…witches and black, it’s a mat…
I made a fancy cabled hat a few weeks ago to use up some stash. But now that it’s done, I think I might be keeping it for myself. The pattern is
Antler Toque by TinCanKnits and is not difficult as long as you don’t get distracted as I did a couple of times (and had to rip back ugh!). Also this hat is really hard to photograph hah.
Here it is in progress before I started the decreases.
WOWWEE! Thanks so much everyone who has been digging deep to find “lost projects” and posting them so far!
Now all y’all feel free to encourage/nag/badger those makers you know from swaps and -alongs who you don’t see when you’re looking at the project posts!
I just clicked through all the wonderful projects! There is so much we were missing out on!!!
Right!? I’m so glad we did this Challenge and so thankful that people have been participating!
Here is my 3rd offering. Please be forewarned, it’s all
made of swears!
HA! I finally remembered to post this!
For once, something lacey I’m wearing isn’t store bought or crocheted by me!
I posted about the fabric over a year ago here →
Including the pattern I was considering → The Easy Long Cardigan, A New Staple In Your Wardrobe | So Sew Easy
the fabric has been sitting in my stash since my last trip to Japan, Pre-Covid. I bought at a little shop that did 100yen per meter
It was a an easy make as I used the fabric’s scalloped edges for the hems instead of trying to sew it all…
I went and had a look through my photos, and there’s a ton of things I haven’t posted. I’m going to try to make more of an effort to post things when they’re done!
Here are three things freshly posted, one recent project from the IYP swap, one bit of clothing I made for me, and one picture that was a bit different from my usual birdies.
I was lucky enough to team up with the wonderful
@photojenn in the latest IYP Swap. She asked whether I would be interested in making her an art quilt. Well, I certainly was! I took inspiration from a piece on this blog from her Pinterest.
It was a lot of fun playing around with different fabrics and colours. I didn’t really know how it would turn out until it was finished, and that was half the fun too! It’s about 50cm square (from memory). I put hanging pockets on all four corner…
I found this wonderful fabric in a local fabric store, and needed something awesome to make with it. What could be more awesome than pyjamas?
The fabric has little cats in racing cars allover it, and “Cat’s Racing Club” signs, it’s too cute. Here’s a close up of the fabrics.
I used the pattern New Look 6859 for the pants and added a little extra contrast with some coral red. Then I took a plain black tee, and used some of the fabric for a matching pocket and the “Cat’s R…
This is a painting I did a little while ago. I keep in touch with my MA fiction writing class. Our beloved, amazing teacher was finishing her job at the university, so she could write full time (yay for her! sad for the people who won’t get to study with her anymore). We put together messages to give to her, and I contributed this owl.
It’s in a more retro/arty style than the more cute/bright little pictures I often do. Looking back at my pictures over the last couple of years, it’…
@photojenn, have you had a chance to create topics for the incredible teatowels and sketchbook you made for me in IYP yet? I know everyone would love to see them!
Hot dang! It’s so cool that there are over 30 entries in this challenge! Even better is that this means there are over 30 awesome “new-old projects” with their own topics. YEEHAW!!!
I forgot to take pictures before I sent
I think I have some on loom pics of the towels, do you mind if I use a couple of your photos?
Please do use them! Let me know if you want some more pics of anything too