It Started With Alice

Creation of hand made quilts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Knitting with Beads

Knitting with beads is much easier than I thought

Hat and gloves from " Knitting in the Details" by Louisa Harding. Could not get a hard copy, so bought the online PDF which was great as it was an instantaneous download . This is a great first book to get you started with knitting with beads, excellent easy to understand instructions and small projects. Had great fun with this.

Monday, April 28, 2014

But Then

Disaster struck, Just  as everything was going along swimmingly, a pin came unstuck and popped through the bone graft (very painful) bcd into hospital for a redo and another six weeks on the couch. Getting the cast off this Thursday 1st May. Very much looking forward to this.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A New Beginning

 I have had a fairly tumultuous year, began by trashing the couch (actually just stripping it down) as it was in dire need of recovering and re upholstering. finished photo in a minute.
I then finally succumbed to months of agony and not being able to walk properly and had a foot and ankle operation which involved twelve weeks in a cast with no weight bearing and keeping ones foot up all the time which might sound ok but sends one slightly crazy being unable to get around.

Prior to this we had been making a new kitchen for our projected new house, designed by me and carcases made by my husband and drawer and door fronts polished by me out of Hoop Pine Ply.

nice pink cast

Pretty pleased with the result

Did some knitting while on the couch Rowan baby merino silk DK very lovely wool to knit with

more soon

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

a quick make

If you do go to Spotlight and want to make something quick and easy buy a bit of this also.
I think it is called Minkie - will show you later in the week involves buttons also

Two days in a row!!!

My learning curve is increasing on this relatively new Apple Mac. quite a few differences from the older HP desktop but photo opportunities are certainly expanded enormously.

First of all, if anyone is interested in making the Dr.Seuss cushion or in fact anything else from this fabric get along to Spotlight quick, they currently have 40% off this range which brings it down from around $25.00 a metre to $15.00 and you certainly do not need a whole metre of all the fabrics in the range just small amounts of each. Download the tutorial from the wonderful Nova flitter of :- and away you go.

The Tutorial is called Peek-a-boo bunting tutorial.

Buttons are also one of my favourite items and I collect far too many. However the Bentleigh Market on a Sunday morning often has the Button Lady stall where there is  fascinating range of buttons very reasonably priced. She is next there on June 30th so if you are in the are check it out.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Well I have been doing something !!!

Cushions The Cat in the Hat cushion is from a Tutorial from the fantastic Nova from - she always has some wonderful ideas happening. Fabric is from Spotlight.

And also.....

Aprons and oven gloves for gifts. The two Vogue apron patterns are from Spotlight, excellent patterns. The oven glove pattern is my own with special heatproof wadding from Spotlight. I will put up a photo of the other apron pattern shortly.