Thursday, 14 October 2010

Finishing Off My Little Makes

I have had such a sporadic craft time lately I feel like I not achieved much at all. I have been decorating at home though and now have a freshly painted bathroom, but painting = not making nice pretty things.
Some things I can show though are these; picture the scene, you have a really long day at work you have just attended a meeting in the Wirral a 7 hour round trip for a 2 hour meeting and you finally reach home and spill in the door only to find a parcel waiting for you! I forgot all about my day as I ripped into this, I won a gift from Pene's lovely Giveaway, I was over the moon with this little lot, just have a look;
(please forgive the bad washed out photos, I have had to take them at night)

Beautiful handmade cards, a wonderful fleece doggie and some love hearts, yum!

How wonderful is he? Thanks again Pene you lovely thing you!

Some more bits I can show you are these, my swap gift for the Autumn Swap, I have shown what I received this is what I sent:

Besides this I have been knitting and crocheting little peoples clothes, a cute little crochet hat and knitted mittens from one of those 20p patterns from the 1970's, these will be for my lovely friend's baby due in February:

I have been obsessed with knitting and crochet for a couple of months now, but I think I have my sewing mojo back, my fabric stash is growing and I've been looking at it instead of using it.

I have had these cut out for weeks now just sat in my sewing pile, I finally made them up last night all hand sewn and stuffed full of french lavender, I actually fell asleep quicker than usual last night I am sure it's down to these:

Oh, and I finally finished my crochet lavender bags, I made a felt insert stuffed with French Lavender again, I am pleased with these they are really lovely:

I am terrible for finishing things off, I have lots of in progress items and keep starting something new. I decided that I would behave myself and make one thing at a time and this week I started a fabric teddy bear but got to the eyes and realised I didn't have any so I started a new crochet cushion cover, and then some felt Christmas decorations ~ will I never learn!!

Am I the only one with lots of WIP (Work In Progress)?

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~


Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh everything is just adorable. I love those little crochet bags!
I posted about some vintage knitting patterns yesterday that we found at a vintage fair.

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely things :)
I'm normally very good with finishing things ... Virgo!!.... but the last few months I've been naughty, lots of half finished things everywhere... One glove, 1/2 a teddy bear.... I need to sort this out!!! :) x

Pene said...

Don't even start me on the WIP. I daren't write a list I just have toooo much to finish.I reach the stage where I don't know what to do next so do nothing, must write a list then at least I'll know what I'm not doing!! Glad I cheered your day.
Love Pene x

dinoprincesschar said...

I have sooo many projects sitting unfinished, and i was supposed to be sending them tomoro :(

Amanda said...

Hi Chickadee! I received my parcel too this morning so will be doing an identical post tonight! Our little doggies are something else aren't they? I love him! Someone was very lucky to receive that Autumn Swap from you....loads of goodness! I think you've been pretty prolific Kandi! Hope your job is settling down a bit now. Will we ever finish our WIPs I wonder? Don't ask me about the Coat? Lots of love, Amanda xxxx

daisychain said...

Those little lavender hearts are adorable!

Vintage Vixen said...

Wow! You have been busy. What adorable things. I hope you'll be sharing your decorating efforts sonn, too. Mine's nearly ready for the grand

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Blimey you've been busy. Loving those lavender bags.

Alex said...

You've finished loads of things, what are you on about?? Everything is absolutely lovely but especially the things you made for the autumn swap. Whoever got that parcel was a lucky duck!

qwiksave said...

This is not achieving much craftiness at all?! You're too hard on yourself, Kandi. Lovely makes as always. x

VintageVicki said...

Love the little doggie very cute :)

I've tried hard to cut down my WIP progress pile but with christmas & stalls coming up I expect it to grow again.

Clara said...

Everything is so nice but I particularly love the lavender bags. What a sweet gift.

jane p said...

The crochet lavender bags are adorable! I've made some before and I know it's not easy! Have you considered using finer yarn for such bags? They come out very delicate and pretty. I have a drawer full of UFOs from the early days. I gave up calling them WIP because there's no progress. Since I started selling my stuff, I've completed every item I started.

Angie said...

Wow Kandi - I cannot believe how good your crochet is after only a short time since you learnt it. I must make an effort to try and learn crochet. someone has offered me instructions for left handed people so may attempt it again!!!! Love your lavender hearts!

Lucy said...

Ooh loads of lovely stuff there! Your hearts are gorgeous as are the lavender bags - they don't even look handmade!

I don't so much have works in progress, more works in mind - loads of stuff I plan on doing, just need to find the time! (For example - I have the exact wool you sent in your swap, had it months, want to fingerknit some skinny scarves with it!) x

Helga! said...

I love the doggie!!
So many pretty goodies!
Even if you are spending a lot of time decorating,darling,it's still crafty and hopefully satisfying!!

Jackie said...

I too have lots of WIPs. Bears, cross stitch projects (some over 2 years old - eek!), sewing, scrapbooks.....the list is endless and i do get so frustrated sometimes 'cos I just want to get on with it all. If you ever find out how to get more hours in your day....let me know the secret! ;-)
Love all your makes - especially the pink hearts. xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

All your makes look very pretty :). I also have a lot of WIP's maybe one day I'll get round to finishing them off. It's good to hear so many others do too xx

emma bear forever said...

Love the lavender bags and the little pink hearts. I too have lots of WIPs, but there are just so many things that I want to make or try out.
I love the little doggie - you lucky thing!

Justine x

clare said...

Aww..what a cute doggie! All your goodies are gorgeous...and so are your makes!
Hope you have a lovely weekend Hugs Clare x

giddynici said...

The wee doggie you got is too cute.

Lots of lovely makes! The wool you sent looks lush. x

Florrie said...

Sometimes we're our own worst taskmaster and critic..........I love all the things you have been busy making and finishing. That little crochet baby set is gorgeous, I always used to think I had too many things on the go at once, but then I realised.....crafting is meant to be fun and theraputic, it's best just to get to things when you can and most importantley, enjoy doing them.
florrie x

daisychain said...

Drop me an e-mail lovely, you've won my Barry M giveaway xx

minnja said...

Thanks for sharing! I love it!



Love your crocheting kandi. Those little mittens are so cute! Also love the little dog that you won. Its adorable. x