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Scrap Happy January

Very nearly caught on the hop, thought tomorrow was the 15th. Anyway here I am joining in with Scrap Happy hosted by Kate.

First up the crochet blanket from leftover yarn destined for the Repair Cafe raffle.

Still not certain about the yellow. I have the ends to sew in and a border, probably in black, because I have most of it.

And a piece of creative embroidery which has been at least two years and three winters in the making.

In close up

All the fabric is scrap, all the threads were ones I already had, the backing card was from a shirt packaging from Mr E. The only new thing is the frame. My favourite bit is the fence!

Please pop by Kate’s blog to see what clever people can do with their scraps!


Sunday Sevens

I have been really strict this week and kept to the Sunday and the seven bit of Sunday Sevens. Seven photos which tell you more of my every day life. I started the week with a trip to a car boot sale in Hutton le Hole.

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Now I am not terribly keen on car boot sales, too much rubbish, too high prices and Mr E takes FOR EVER! This one also made me a bit sad, one couple had boxes and boxes of cross stitch fabric,kits, threads etc. Initially I thought GREAT, then I remembered that really and truly I don’t need anymore supplies. Then I realized from the rest of the stall they were selling off the craft materials from one of their Mums. So sad. A lifetimes passion reduced to white plastic boxes on a field. I decided then and there that I must make a real effort to use what I have and not acquire more stash.

After that I had a mooch round a nearby craft fair, popped into a craft workshop, selling glass buttons, good intentions right out the window, bought some lovely glass buttons,which I now can’t find to show you. Then we had coffee at the local pub. Photo of that omitted to keep me in the seven limit. But you can imagine pub and coffee.

Then up onto the moors to enjoy the heather. I love heather,  try to imagine the delicious smell of honey in the next picture, because the moors smell of warm honey when the heather is in full bloom.

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I know most of the UK has had a rotten week weather wise, but smug mode, up here we have had lovely sunshine every day. Monday, I went to the fruit farm and picked strawberries and raspberries. Tuesday we went to the forest and picked bilberries. Please to imagine bilberry meringue pie. The new hand held mixer was a triumph at meringue, all done in a couple of minutes. The old one took nearer ten.

Wednesday we went to Scarborough , for the last of the summer sales. I think I was too late! I really wanted some new sandals but the shops were full of Boots. It’s August for goodness sake.

Rest of the week has been about the garden. Finally my hollyhock has flowered.

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But there has been time for knitting and crochet and sewing. I am beginning to think that it’s probably not a good idea to have so many projects on the go at once as there are few finishes to share. So here are my WIPS.

I am knitting a Peppa Pig jumper for Miss F. Deadline is beginning of October.

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Coming along. Bet you’d like to see the mess I get in whilst knitting!

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How not to do it. I will show it again when I have tidied it all up!

I am crocheting a blanket for Mr B and Ms G. Coming along slowly, deadline beginning of December.

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I found the safety glasses for the mosaic but it’s in the pending pile. Whilst retrieving the mosaic supplies from the wardrobe last week I unearthed the materials for something completely different. Now this sounds naff, but… When I was little my Mum had one padded coat hanger and I loved it.  Oh how I coveted it. For years and years I thought about making one. I have no less than three magazine articles dating back to the 1970s on how to do it. And a couple more recent ones. Last well maybe a few more years ago I bought some plain wooden coat hangers and found some suitable fabric to use and put it all in a bag and did precisely nothing with it.

So  there I am falling over the bag this week and feeling sad about white plastic boxes at car boot sales, so I set about some sewing.

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There we go, two with ribbon round the metal hanger, two more ribboned and wrapped with wadding and two finished. naff or not I love them!!

So I hope you like my week, thanks as always for the inspiration for this to Nat at Threads and Bobbins

Love to hear about your week and your WIPS!!

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