Saturday, 10 June 2017

Triangle shawl

This is my first attempt on crocheting a triangle shawl. I picked up couple of variegated yarn balls from the thrift store for $1.99 few months ago. The colours looked rich and the texture soft, so I thought a scarf would be nice.

I looked for pattern and found one (left hand) on you tube; this drop shawl pattern

The pattern is easy to follow, but I found that the variegated colours really do not show the pattern, and probably why it was given away.

Pattern required to complete 50 rows but the yarn ran-out in about 20 rows, so I found other similar colours to match from my yarn stack complete the project.

It is a long way to winter .............I hope.

while walking around the neighbourhood

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till next time,

Sunday, 28 May 2017



On my last post I showed you a little wheelbarrow (ornament) I picked up at a church yard sale. When I saw it, immediately I thought of a pincushion.  This weekend, I came up with this idea.

I used my hand dyed material for the stuffing. (to resemble a of ball of soil). Then made flowers out of felt and, added craft wire for the stems wrapped up in thinly cut felt. I tried my best to make the flowers small as possible in proportion with the wheelbarrow.

to summer gardening ...
What do you think of my summer wheelbarrow?

few more Rosettes....

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Summer flower project


This crochet flower is called Rosette, it is from a 1980's Crochet Medallions pattern book which I picked up from the thrift store recently. I have some pretty coloured yarn which I got from the church sale to start the project.

I am almost done one side of the sewing project too.

few more finds; yet another church rummage sale. I have already planned a re-purpose craft idea for the wheelbarrow. 

almost time for ice cream !!!


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Saturday, 6 May 2017



I managed to add few more stitches to my quilting project this weekend, still a long long way to go. This time, I told myself, not be a in a hurry to see the result :)

Yard sales items;
This Saturday was the annual yard sales for both my neighbourhood churches. The weather was not so ideal as it was quite chilly, and rainy, fortunately the sales were held indoors. Here are few items that I purchased that are craft related.

This needle case along with the needles, was 0.25cent. 

embroidered table cloth was a $1 , embroidered cases were free to take

pieces of crocheted lace, 0.10cents each

Silk thread box with scissors from Belding Corticelli, was a $1. Google shows that this could be from 1940's, as there are similar items for sale on ebay. I did pull some thread from, one of spools to see if it breaks, it not. 

lots of yarn remnants, each bag was $1.

paid 0.25 cents for these pretty butterfly magnets

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Learning embroidery..

working on my crewel wool piece and the progress is slow..

it feels like spring finally..

while walking around the city streets and parks..

cherry trees in bloom pretty

plastic fun 

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till next time,