Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Buttons and Bows.

What do you do with your old buttons? Last week Janice displayed her beautiful cushion decorated with buttons left over from various projects. The lovely Norma has been putting her button stash to good use by creating these decorative letters. I have a feeling that there may be a world shortage of buttons soon.

Norma has her creative mojo back and is busy crafting for craft fairs at a nursery at St. Francis Primary in the Gorbals and a at Mearns Primary in Newton Mearns. This poncho and hat set will be fought over. The fairs are on the 6th and 7th of June if you are looking for somewhere interesting to go.

Norma was thrilled to win craft supplies from Lisa's "For The Love Of Yarn" site for her inspirational colour photo. She is determined to create something for herself with the hand dyed chunky yarn and buttons.

Stephanie is really getting into the swing of things with this lilac knitted ripple baby blanket.

Margaret completed the sashiko needle-case that she started at Gartmore. I love that pattern.

This handsome owl cushion was also knitted by Margaret and is for her daughter, Karen. Lucky thing! The knitted hats are for our group charity which ends on June 24th.

I finished another pair of socks for my daughter. Socks are an easy knit and I just love the way the yarn comes together to create a recognizable garment.

Talking of socks, have a look at this. Linda created a granny square blanket using up the remnants of sock wool. This is such a clever use of bits and pieces that would normally be discarded.

If you thought the granny square blanket was clever then have a good look at Linda's granny stripe blanket. Fabulous.

Izzy made this gorgeous little Scotty Dog Bag containing a dolls blanket and pillows. This would be ideal for any little girl to carry her most essential play things. The good news is that you get a chance to bid for it on Calum's Challenge Auction over on Lisa's "For The Love Of Yarn" site on Friday night after 8pm. All proceeds go to Cancer Research.

Yvonne's Auntie Jean kindly donated this handsome  knitted teddy for the auction.

Paula completed her sashiko needle case that she started on the Gartmore weekend. It looks great!

As you know, Fi is really getting into crochet and made this lovely little baby jacket. You will find the free pattern on Lisa's "For The Love Of Yarn" business page on Facebook.

At the moment I think the crochet people outnumber the knitting people at the group at the moment. Just to prove this point, have a look at this chunky cowl crocheted by Fiona using Pattons Fab Big Colour Yarn.

Anthea completed this Aran weight shawl in four and a half days! The pattern is called CLAPOCHET. It was for herself but a friend, who was visiting from South Africa, insisted on buying it!.The other shawl is crocheted in Regia sock wool and the pattern is called SAUCE-A-LA-CHECHE.

Fifi Trixibel crocheted this marvellous flower in a glitter yarn. I feel inspired to watch someone crochet!

Finally, Isabel completed her sashiko needle case and is about to tackle another. That just goes to show that hand stitching is not such a scarry thing after all!

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