Monday, 17 November 2014

Vintage Bazaar

The Vintage Bazaar is nearly here!
Devizes, Corn Exchange, Saturday 29th November.

These are my photos from last years Summer event, which I realised I never blogged.
We had a really good time, Devizes is a really nice old market town, with a variety of shops.
We also drove out of town after the fair to explore and found Caen Hill Locks where we enjoyed a picnic and marvelled at the 29 uphill locks. Watching the narrow boats work their way up the hill was an amazing feat.

I'm looking forward to the next one, hopefully it'll have a good Christmassy vibe and I can get some goodies.
I don't know if I'll manage any photos though as my compact camera is currently at Nikon's workshop! Thanks to the three year old dropping it, the lens no longer works! To be honest, it was only onto carpet and my old Canon compact survived similar with her older siblings, so I'm not that impressed with the build quality. The quote reckons it'll cost around £50, so I'll have my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Knit & Sew & Finish

I've finally finished a couple of projects! 
First up is this pair of wrist warmers.Looking at my Ravelry notebook, it's taken me 12mths to finish them! The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Aran, which was very thick, but with no ease, so working on DPN's I tried to be a bit looser than normal.

I'd quite like a cowl to match but I don't think I'd like this yarn next to my neck, it's not soft enough for me.

Next up on the finishing pile was this pair of cord trousers for the littlest. It's a free pattern from MADE
in a 2-3 size, which fit my just turned 3 year old perfectly but they probably won't last long, so I may have to have a go at up-sizing the pattern.
They fit really nicely and were really easy to put together, I especially like the flat front, as it makes them look much less homemade.  If I had a serger, the seams would be even neater!
I did slim down the legs at the bottom a bit, by about an inch so they'd look a bit more girl skinny!

Apologies for the rubbish pics!

Next up is a Prima tunic dress I've been trying to adjust for months.....shall I accept bets on how long that takes?!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Halloween crafting

This Halloween I got a hankering for some old fashioned crafting like we used to. The scissors, glue and paint seem to come out infrequently now, much less than when the big girls were small,which is my fault,so I thought we better get in the habit again, and thanks to Pinterest, there's so many good ideas to try!
Cut-out bats with googly eyes were a nice quick craft from Listotic.

Paper pumpkins, were found on a YouTube video by the middle child

Toilet roll bats were adapted from this tutorial for treat boxes.

I then hung some with thread from our porch and stuck others to the side of our house with double-sided tape.

Some bats became cats and as usual the knitty witches came out, which were made by my Mum a couple of years back.

A fairly basic pumpkin this year, my eldest drew the design.

I was pleased with our effort this year, it's not flashy and bloody but simple and family friendly!