As you can see, I’m keeping up my ‘one felt cube per day’ target. Meanwhile, I’ve realised that to hit the next birthday deadline, I’m going to have to put tea-cosies on hold for a bit. Also, as the recipient of said birthday knitting reads this blog I’m not going to be able post work in progress pictures!
Instead, here are some bits and pieces from a few months ago. They are both based on projects in Amanda Blake Soule’s Handmade Home. I’m not going to wax lyrical here about this book, but suffice to say that I love her first book, The Creative Family, and her blog. I was really excited about Handmade Home coming out and I haven’t been disappointed. It’s her fault I’ve got a whole heap of charity shop and worn out clothing fabrics ready for future projects. The mouse-mat pictured was made from a hand-embroidered linen cloth (maybe an antimacassar) found in a charity shop, along with some fabric left over from a dress I made earlier this year. The curtain (much needed as our bathroom doesn’t have frosted glass!) is two unused muslin burp cloths with crochet doilies, again from a charity shop, tacked on. In the book, Amanda used a similar idea to show off vintage handkerchiefs. As she suggests, I’ve been looking around for what we really need in our house so I can decide on future makes. So far… a back door mat (I want to do the braided rag rug), a TV remote control tidy and some nicer bathroom mats. Add them to the to-do list!