Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sewing some, crochet none

I cranked it up and I let it rip.....the sewing machine, that is. I've put away the crochet hooks, although I'm always itching for them now. My fingers wanna fiddle with something. Guess if I took up smoking, it'll be a ciggie. But since I haven't tripped up to my regular yarn shop, sewing it will have to be.


And lookee, lookee! This has already been gifted, although I haven't heard from the recipient yet. Hope she received it. I've had some books ordered from online go missing in the mail recently. My suspicions are someone has filched it. Fortunately the online shop sent me a replacement copy.


Anyhow, this project is all wool and some Katie Jump Rope, with some embroidery thrown in for good measure.

And this apron ('cos I couldn't stop at just one project) is for me. Or rather, it's for the new kitchen on the other side of town we'll be moving to in a fortnight.


Some japanese linen printed with chooks and crochet lace. No pattern. Just followed my instincts, which seems to be the way I work nowadays.


The linen is so minimalist in design, it's really hard to capture in a photo.

Also, you may have heard already, even though I've been keeping quiet about it.....I'll be at the Living Creatively stand next week at this craft show. I'm feeling a bit intimidated, since everyone else are old hands at this sort of thing. Yikes! Anyhow, if you happen to be chancing by, come over and say hello. I'll be the one giggly from the bubbly, which I'll be downing beforehand to calm my nerves.

Okeydokes! I must get back to some more packing.

Cheerio!

13 comments:

Soo said...

what a beautiful apron...worth staying in the kitchen for! Enjoy the craft show!

Louise said...

Oooh don't be nervous. I was before the Melbourne one and instead it was just heaps of fun! Truly, we had an absolute ball. It's just a big bloggy, crafty love fest! Well, you know what I mean! Can't wait to meet you!

claudine said...

Gosh, that's a beautiful pouch, Jade! I looove the woolly crochet/sewing/embroidery combo.

fiona said...

i second what Louise said! but the bubbly sounds good!Love the purse,see you soon:)

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny Jade -- I sure wish I could be there to see you with the bubbly LOL. Your little pouch and apron are just adorable -- glad to see you're getting some sewing time. Does this mean you'll have a booth at the craft show? Will you show us what you had in it?

Colette said...

Gorgeous pouch Jade. Where is this craft show going to be?...so I can come and say hi.

Colette said...

sorry i missed the link. Ignore my question. See you soon!

My Love is..... said...

ohhhh I like it alot. very cute.

sue said...

Love the apron, beautiful. The little pouch is so cute. Glad to see you can still have time to craft. Good luck at the show, and think of how many lovely people you will get to meet too.

Kellie said...

I love your little zippered flowery thingy is just beautiful! Good luck at the show ... sorry that I wont be there this time. We have a big trip planned for October / November & I think poor old DH would flip if I asked for another day trip before our holiday! Have fun!!!!

Celia said...

Lovely wallet! And it's a nice idea mixing the wool with the lining and the crochet! Love it!

Di said...

Love the apron and the little purse! It does seem you have been busy - nice to see the crochet slipping so neatly into the sewing!!

Linda said...

oh I do love the apron but the pouch is to die for! SO GORGEOUS amazing work :)