Summer 2016 craft catch up

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At long long last I can add photos! So here is a catch up of most of the Summer makings. A black chunky cardigan for myself.

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A merino wool set for the one day box.

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Pumpkinville by Bunny Hill Designs is finally finished! Huge fanfare as it was long overdue.

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This pair of knitted beach bunnies went to a friend in honour of a typo with her name.

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I made myself a tea wallet with fabrics I bought in remembrance of a departed friend.

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Front with a special crow button.

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There was enough left over to make a single tea bag key ring.

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I made a tea party themed one for my daughter.

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A crochet square for daughter’s friend’s baby.

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The friend’s mother made her one of these but she didn’t know how to make one, so I had a go.

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I made a double wedding ring block Art Deco themed cushion cover for Husband’s birthday.

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A tray was painted in pink for the new house. I made a white onion holder with some matching cotton face cloths. It was the start of a “new house heap”.

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I painted the big tray white as it was beginning to look tatty.

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The centre rounds of Sophie’s Universe made a cup mat.

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Single crochet dish cloth.

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I had a golly as a child so made one for the one day box.

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I made myself a vintage style embroidery companion. Sorry for the bad pic. There is a lot of embroidery in the design.

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These are the embroideries when it was a wip.

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In the end I made 2 in pink, blue and white.

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Crochet bags with left over chunky yarn.

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A cowl for a friiend.

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A house themed holder for cotton reels, with a needle pad in the roof.

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A little 4 ply set for the one day box.

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A new journal cover.

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Yvonnne W’ Designs “A Day in the Country” with her beautifully hand painted buttons.

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A little boys set in 4 ply wool for the one day box.

Now if all of this uploads ok, hopefully next time I can share what I have been making in the new cottage. There is a sun catcher crochet throw, lots of Splendid Sampler blocks, some gardening and some cooking from produce. There are some photos from this new area, as well as trips to share to the Tower of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Norfolk Broads, and Lucy M Boston’s house. Thank you all so much for bearing with me while we got to the bottom of the technical problems.


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Comments

  • Annie Coe says:

    Hi Melanie!!!! Wow you made all this in the middle of a move, I still ask, when do you sleep? Lovely makings. How is the new place coming? xoxo

  • Ulla says:

    That was a long list of finished projects and an amazing amount of time you have managed to pinch from all your building projects and moving house and digging out your new garden.

  • My goodness, you have been busy! Love all your makings… what is a one day box? (I’m American you know, so I need interpretation. Love that you are back on the reader list. Missed you!
    Hugs

  • Suzie says:

    Everything is so lovely, Melanie! You’ve been pretty busy with moving, but, still, you did not put the beautiful handiwork aside! Creativity always take place!

  • Anne-Lise says:

    Lots of lovelies here! The little house is sooo cute.

  • WOW… wow…Soooo many GORGEOUS finishes, Melanie! You should be proud of all you accomplished–and while getting ready to move and all! LOVE that double wedding ring block cushion–really stunning! And the vintage embroidery companion/needle book is so lovely! The felt wool thread reels house/holder is just sooo sweet! Well, I just LOVE everything really! 😉 Well done…your craft to-do list for the year must surely be all ticked and done??!! Happy Days ((HUGS))