Sunday, 30 August 2015

Cat-ching up!

Over the summer some ideas have been quietly purr-collating, and taking shape! 
The finished cat-alogue is quite different from the original idea - 
but the new owners are pleased with their pets!

 Free styled spiral vessels provided a purr-fect base for a cat body.

.....the cat back! 

The purple cat had some fun in the sun!

His new owner is fond of his whiskers or mus-cat-che!

I really enjoyed going with the flow again, and love the random shapes, there are short ends and trimmings inside each....
It has caused a paws for thought involving more adventures with a spiral vessel....
all will be revealed, in seasonal time!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Random Wooliness!

A long time ago.... Linda's stashbusting project really captured my imagination.
I had bags and boxes of  random wool stashed all over, just waiting for those perfect projects!
As a result of Linda's inspiration, I've busted some of my stash and kept notes of the gs that have been put to good use.
Not only did the stashbusting have an effect on the volume of hoarded wool, it opened my eyes to new ideas, and I have found inspirational fellow busting bloggers.
However,  the whole project has really encouraged me to think about my purchases! 
Ever since joining the group I have only bought reduced or odd balls of wool that I have a use for, ideally British where possible.
I accept donations from other woolly minded folk and
I really enjoy searching for charity shop oddments. 
Its exciting to rise to the challenge of transforming other people's woolly donations.
As most of my makes are small I have the flexibility to do this, and my increasing love of freefrom also lends itself to the use of an eclectic range of exotic spare threads!
Recently I have unearthed some real gems:

Falcon by Post.... 75% Courtelle


 and some fab Jaeger.... I always enjoy a reference to the North East too!

Having spent a substantial amount of time tidying up our spare room and squishing my stash (in more ways than one!!)  I've decided that there's plenty for projects until the end of the year!
I warmly recommend Linda's colourful inspirational blog,  for stashbusting or browsing, 
I for one have been transformed!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Time off!

I had some time off free-styling and free-forming to follow a pattern!
This was a birthday present for a friend of RW Jnr!

 The easy to follow pattern can be found here:

As my big fingers found the arms rather fiddly I adapted that body part!

He was well received...and I have had another couple of orders! 
Will be giving my stitch counting a break first!