I hope you all have a wonderful healthy and happy New Year. Made any resolutions? I've decided that I am going to make time to stitch, knit, or otherwise create every day this year. I could do with loosing another couple of stone as well, so I'm planning to continue with the 2011 healthy eating plan, (which has just had a fairly disastrous two week break) this year.
The Travelling Pattern. I'd hoped to have it finished and sent on before the end of the year, but Christmas kind of happened. This is where I'd got to yesterday, I'm a bit further on now, so hopefully by next week I'll be ready to choose the next stitcher.
And some of the crafty stuff I've been up to lately:-
Take 1/2 m of jersey fabric, fold in half, right sides together (raw edge to raw edge not selvedge to selvedge), and machine down long edge to make a tube.
Turn right sides out, starting at the seam, pin and machine selvedges together as far as you can go, then ladder stitch the gap closed by hand. You can put a twist in before you join the ends if you want to make a Moebius loop.
Ta da! Wear and enjoy.
I found a tutorial on Flamingo Toes (a great site for craft inspiration, with loads of fantastic tutorials) for a multi stranded bead, chain and fabric necklace, and this is my version, using freshwater pearls, bronze coloured chains, tiny pinecone charms and a piece of vintage lace. I'm linking this up to the Think Pink link party on the Flamingo Toes site.
Trago (hard to explain Trago, it's a Cornish thing, kind of a DIY shop crossed with an outlet store and it heaves on sales days) and got some more nuts I'll have another go and if I remember to take progress pictures I'll put a tutorial up.