Monday, 7 February 2011

CK Union Jack Tapestry

I've been miniature knitting again, this time at the request of the lovely Jackie of Sew Special Bears, these little 'knitting in progress' accessories will accompany some of Jackie's future bears ~ how exciting ~ have you seen Jackies bears they are beautiful!


In addition to these I recently started the Union Jack tapestry from the CK Stitch book that I mentioned a little while back. It was years since I had done any tapestry therefore it took me forever. The hours that went into it seem far too many for the small result and I was more grateful that it was finished than overjoyed with it. I gently washed and blocked it and set too straight away.
I have lots of 'half finished' and 'nearly there' projects about the house and I didn't want all these hours to be thrown in the bottom of a drawer.

Despite feeling shattered I got the machine out on Saturday and turned the little tapestry into a Patriotic Recycled Denim and Cath Kidston Cotton Duck Tie Top Cushion ~ quite the mouthful!
As I am not sure what delights this month may bring (work wise) so I am hedging my bets and submitting my cushion as my Monthly Make too :)

Made with recycled denim, from my friend's boyfriend's Jeans (thanks again Ryan!), and backed with Cath Kidston Spray Flowers Cotton Duck.

My slowly growing pile of homemade cushions;


I had a little sliver of tapestry canvas left so I made a couple of badges to add to my shabby old canvas cross body bag:

I'm a little more inclined to use it now.


~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

31 comments:

dosierosie said...

I love those badges they look great.
Gillx

lemonade kitty said...

You must have loads of patience to knit that small. I love the tiny flowers in the union jack it's made a lovely cushion, Lucey xx

Ali said...

How cute is that knitting - they are fab. Well done on finishing your union jack it looks fab I could get things finished if I could stop reading peoples blogs - lol xx

Dazie said...

Absolutely stunning!
Dazie
x

Bethany said...

I love your mini-knits. Things in miniature always tickle me so.

Jackie said...

Thankyou for my miniature knitting - you clever girl - will show you the bears when they are done! Your cushion is wonderful - I don't think I would have that much patience to do all the tapestry - but the end result is stunning xx

PootleFlump said...

Loving the mini knitting!! Love all your cushions but the hexies one is definately my fave. Stunning! x

LaaLaa said...

Oooh, lovely! I LOVE the cushion and badges. xxxx

clare said...

all gorgeous..love those cute mini knitting needle!!
and the new cushion..is fab hun..love the combined denim!
TFS Hugs Clare@weekend crafter xx

cupcakejojo said...

Oh I love your growing collection of handmade cushions! They look fab together and your new one is gorgeous x

Jo x

Jille said...

I remember making lots of those mini knits in my youth. We used to sew a pin on the back and wear them as brooches!
Your creativeness is amazing! I'd feel inspired if I had the time...
jille x

Alexandra Mason said...

I love your mini knitting! xxx

qwiksave said...

Stunning as always! The mini knitting needles and knitting are SO cute! Also loving the handmade cushions and the badges - they look great on that bag. Nicky xx

VintageVicki said...

Love the UJ tapestry - looks great turned into a cushion.

Such cute knitting - I look forward to seeing it with some of Jackie's bears :)

Kerry said...

wonderful makes, little badges are especially nice!

Josie-Mary said...

Really lovely, thanks for reminding me about the book! :) x

Lucy said...

I never fail to be impressed at how much you manage to get done as well as being a working mother and wife! I really need to procrastinate less. Love the little window badge, but the patchwork cushion remains my fave :)

Alex said...

That mini knitting really is the cutest thing in the world. I don't know how you have the patience for it!

Wendy said...

Well I think the tapestry was well worth the effort, it looks beautiful and goes so well with the denim.

WoodbankCrafts said...

All look lovely, I could take a leaf out of your book and do more doing and less thinking about doing :) x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Cripes, you've been busy! Adore your UJ cushion. Actually, adore all your cushions.

Country Girl said...

What fantastic makes. I don't know how you find the time!

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

I love your CK stitch cushion. Well done, it looks fantastic with your other cushions. Is it easy to make a tie top cushion?
Thanks, Justine xxx

hart44 said...

Your cushion is beautiful :) I love the little badges too :)
Sue x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow! I love it! The end result is definitely worth all the hard work! Your cushion collection is brilliant and your badges are great!!

Congrats on your mini knits commission - they really are so tiny and perfect!

Serenata said...

Oh the little knitting and needles are so cute - just perfect! I love your union jack tapestry, looks good on the cushion. You have been busy.

daisychain said...

please stop being so talented!

FoofandFaff said...

Aah love the tiny knitting, must go check out those bears now! :)

giddynici said...

They will be so cute with the bears!!! Another gorgeous cushion. Your creativity knows no limit. x

a mermaids purse said...

wow! wonderful february makes!!!!
love your lovely pile of growing coushions!
you have such wonderful crafting fingers!...love the little knitters for the bears. Thanks for your message too xxxx

Clara said...

The badges are adorable and I love the cushions too.