Saturday, 18 September 2010

New Cath Kidson Mugs

For my birthday last week my friend gave me this lovely Cath Kidson mug.

I loved it so much that I wanted to have a pair for my new house! I knew I had  a local shop that sold them for just £4 (ok that is more than I would usually pay for a mug but I couldn't resist!) I looked at all the different designs happy to go for a mismatched pair but in the end I decided that I wanted to have them both with the blue scallop edge and so I now have a lovely pair of Cath Kidson mugs! 

I can't wait to have someone come to coffee so I can use them together!

Monday, 6 September 2010

*Making Blankets For My New Home*

While I haven't been posting much I am still busy thinking, dreaming and planning and even pushing every door I can to get my own place! The latest on that is I am going to see YMCA who run a deposit bond scheme so that I may be able to privately rent without needing to find the massive amount of money for deposit and up to 2 months rent in advance! I will let you know when I go and how I get on!

In the meantime I am still making things for my new home and also have mum saving ice cream containers for me for storage!

So here are some pictures of the blankets I am working on. The cream one is a simple one that I can do even if I'm tired and watching tv because the pattern is easy to get into routine with and takes no thinking at all!

This is my cream and pink one and this started out as a project to learn new stitches on however there are 2 problems with it. 1. it's been a long time since I did anything on it and halfway through a row I have forgotten how to do the stitch I'm on. The book I took it from has gone back to the library and can't be borrowed again ( I think someone has lost it!); and 2. Somehow with all these different stitches my sides aren't straight! A bit of a bother but I plan to see if I can add a fringe or border when it's finished so it doesn't notice! That's the thing about hand crafting you make mistakes but also have the skill to hide them! And mistakes prove that an item is handmade and not mass produced by machine! I love the fact that when I have these in use in my own home I will be proud to say I made them!

I hope you enjoy seeing the things I am making and it will inspire you to go and try something new or make something pretty for your home!