Thursday, August 31, 2017

Finished Object(s): Sea Monster Swap!

I've not had the photos for this sitting on my computer for about a month, honest. I really hate writing blog posts sometimes, but I've got nothing better to do at work today.

These are the finished bits I made for my #seamonsterswap partner over on instagram. And a needle cosy I made because I had some scraps.

After this there'll be a vague "this is how I made it" post that isn't really a tutorial, but some pictures and some swearing.

Also apparently I didn't take a photo of the back of the miniquilt when it was finished. It wasn't very interesting so you're not really missing out much there.

Portholes, tentacles and seahorses were the aims here, which I think this hits. Nothing massively "sea monster" but definitely deep sea and a bit weird.
I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do, and then had to work out if I had the skills to match!
Thankfully, the issue of Quilt Now that came out around the time I was planning this had a tutorial on how to do the portholes, which I tweaked a bit when it came to constructing the back (more on that in the next post)

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Finished Object(s): Pincushions!

These were originally on the FAL Q2 list, but unfortunately got done in that weird period between linking up my finishes and linking up the new quarter, so they didn't count for Q2 and they're not on the Q3 list. Hey ho.
I don't appear to have photos of all of them either, which is a wee bit irksome. There's another fox with a darker blue background, and a Starfleet symbol on blue.

The pi and the fox patterns are by Stars and Sunshine and are both free patterns on her craftsy store. I love foxes, and I'm a math nerd, so of course I'm going to use them.
I might put these up for sale, I'm not sure. They're quilted and stuffed with polyfil, which I'm not too fond of for pincushions, but is at least light, and easy to get hold of.

They're a fun way to use up odd blocks I make here and there, so I suspect there will be more of them in the future.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Finished Object - Kylo Bean(ie)

Hi, my name's Beth and I have a very slightly ridiculous crush on Adam Driver. That's mostly irrelevant, because despite this yarn being called 'kylo ren' it is about as kylo ren-ish as a pumpkin.
Mostly, it's pink. I mean it's black and pink, but that is very definitely pink, and not red.

Who cares? Not me. Black and pink is an excellent combo, and it means when I turn up to the next fandom meet up I bother to show my face at, I'll have a silly hat.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Finish Along Quarter 3

Quarter 2 turned into a bit of a fail. I made progress on stuff, but I got caught up in new projects that weren't on the list, and let things slip.
I also let my sewing room fall into a hideous state of chaos that I'm now (with the help of finally having more storage space) trying to fix. The sewing machine is away until there is permanent floor and surface space.

I'm going to add photos later, because everything is in boxes, and I'm writing this at work while I try to convince my body to stop trying to kill me.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Finished Object: Fairyhill Shawl

This err, wasn't on the Finish Along list. Actually, a lot of what I'm working on at the moment wasn't. Oops?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Finished Object - May the 4th Mini Quilt Swap

This is one of those projects that I don't have a huge amount to say about, because it was a pretty simple make, but it was one of those ones where I had zero enthusiasm to actually work on it, probably because it was simple.

This was made for my swap partner's son, and I was told he liked Chewbacca, the Light Side and Stormtroopers. All the patterns she posted in her mosaic were from Quiet Play, and she didn't give a lot of info about fabric or anything else really, so I was working pretty blind.

I'm pretty pleased with how it came out though, and it seemed to be fairly well received, which is always nice to know.

(here modeled by R, who made the fatal mistake of being at my house when I needed to take some photos)

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Zip Up Tray Pouch (or why I should do stuff late at night)

In my vague attempt to keep up with this whole blogging thing, and because I'm currently bored at work, here's a blog post.

My Star Wars maythe4thsquiltswap package went off to it's new home on Saturday, although thanks to traffic and the bank holiday, it's not going to get there until tomorrow. I'm pleased with it, and when my partner has received it, I'll post it up here.

In the mean time, this is my first attempt at the Zip Up Tray Pouch by Aneela Hoey. It's a great, clever pattern, and I think it would be perfect for tabletop gaming, as well as the obvious craft uses.
It would be even better if I could read instructions properly.