Monday, July 15, 2013

Some Knitting? Yes, of course.

CBD needle rollCBD needle roll
Remember I mentioned some colorwork? The project is a needleroll. Lovely, isn't it?
CBD needle roll inside
It was a fun project with a first for me - STEEKING! I've read about it, watched some videos, but never brave enough to take a pair of scissors and CUT INTO my knitting. I decided to do a crochet reinforcement. It made a nice neat edging.

Knitting colorwork, fun! Steeking, not so scary after all!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Japanese crafting

Books - Japanese craftsBooks - Japanese craftsI am lucky to have access to a used Japanese book store. And once in awhile,I'll get lucky and find some interesting craft books. Nope, I can't read most of it, but there are lots of diagrams to follow. I love Japanese embroidery. It's so kawaii! And who could pass up that felt bento box? Omusubi, anyone?

On this trip, there were some stuffed toy books too. Would you believe Hello Kitty and friends? That's a lot of craft projects in my queue!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stitch Club update

I am moving along with the Summer Stitch Club. Isn't some cheerful fabric? I'm going with the green to calm those bright oranges. Slowly but surely, I am catching up with this weekly project.
Wild Olive Summer Stitching

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A bit late for this post, but I just had to show you what I got! This year I made it to the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale! It's one of my favorite places to browse for books. I only had a short time, so I headed straight for the craft section. Score! Some knitting, some quilting, some toy making. Looney Toons Transfers that will make a great embroidery project. Some books on bobbin lace...Cross stitch, of course, including one for Russian Lace (drawn thead).
Book sale purchase Book sale purchase

But my personal favorite for this trip... the cross stitch Monopoly chart. It has been at the bottom of my wish list, because really, when do I have the time to take on this project? Well, now I have the chart, should I so be inclined (at a bargain price!).
Book sale purchase
Happy Crafting, everyone!