It's a Stitch

Crafty adverntures with bits and bobs

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Recent Happenings

Yet again I think I'll post quickly and I just don't. Oops. Well I've done a bit, but really I don't have much to show for my 2 month absence.
Here's what I do have though:




















 My flatmates and I had a Burns Night meal and I made us some Whiskey-rich Cranachan which was lovely. Then for Valentines Day I baked some strawberry cupcakes, that had strawberries in the centre as well as on top, they were a bit gooey but pretty good regardless.



My Dad has requested a knitted hat and, since I'm not seeing him until mid-March, I took the early notice as an opportunity to practice a pattern I found. I made the hat below for my friend Aaron and also made one (quite quickly) for a tattooist as I was waiting for a friend.
 Now I think I've figured out the sizings my Dad will need and the brim I'll need to add for it not to be a beanie and to be "Dad-Appropriate" I'm set to start his. Hopefully (no promises) it won't be long until my next post.
I'm working on a cross-stitch, have made 3 Cath Kidston patchwork cushions and have the patches for a small quilt too. Maybe I'll get a chance to finish these projects in the near future.

Oh I don't know if I've mentioned but my Dad bought me a Husqvarna Viking machine on eBay! It's a lovely machine to use, I just wish I had more time to use it! It's effectively ruined my hopes of a 1st class degree next year as I'll just want to spend all of my time at home sewing!
It's times like these that I wish I were a 50s housewife.

Over and out!

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