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Christmas Card Creation, Finished crafting and more Cake !

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loopcardsJust the other day I introduced a few of the lovely WIPs from In the Loop, our weekly crafting group. This week, our final get together before Christmas, we had a Christmas card exchange – we all made one, we all received one.  Lots of different styles – a felted robin picture, sashiko style stitching, zentangle, cross stitch, different paper crafts and more!  I love the way we’ve all got our different styles.

There was quite a bit of knitting , here’s one wrap in progress, in might look like the finished article will be ‘coffee and cream’ but look at the rest of the ball – there’s all colours of the rainbow and sparkles too! Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

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And a finished project – well the stitching is finished, it’s the fixing it to the travel book just to go.  Absolutely beautiful work and a confession from the sewist – this was started 23 years ago on a worldwide trip.  Wow! Even the oldest parts look as fresh as the new!  There’s inspiration to never give up on your WIPs!

 

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And of course there was cake !

We are all looking forward to our 2018 creations – completing WIPS, starting new projects, picking up tips from each other, all in all spending time with like-minded friends and having a giggle along the way.  Wishing other crafters similar inspiration and fun.

 

 

 

 

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Chocks-away! Good friends and a craft fair

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I forgot to post a picture of the finished knitted baby hat made in in Sirdar DK speckle a couple of weeks ago.  To me it looks like a old fashioned pilot’s hat, thus the ‘chocks away’.  The pattern called for i-cords but I left them off as it’s a first size and I worry about ties tangling on new babies.  Not modelled on a baby makes the hat look a little lifeless so I hope you have vision!

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cardiI was having a little panic with the amount of knitting and crafting projects outstanding and a VERY good friend has sent me a pile of hand knitted items to gift as I wish.  What a FRIEND!  You know who you are xxx  Here’s just one, first size baby cardigan that is going to a very good home.  Knitted in self patterning Deramores Studio yarn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, Saturday,  my weekly craft group took part in a Craft Fair in South London.  I wasn’t able to attend but some of my creations made it to the table courtesy of my fellow crafters.  (Last time I was there and helped promote our group on others’ behalfs.) A little snippet of what was of offer – ipad stands, vintage cotton reel keyrings, freehand embroidery pictures, felt mice, zentangle cards.  Creative Loops is our group name and there is such a variety of skills amongst us.  A couple of members are professionals and use their skills for their career, others are just hobbyists.

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Today is a day of rest for me, apart from making a huge pot of vege soup and taking a stroll in the autumn sunshine I have done little.  There is still a pile of WIPs…