May 9, 2013 (about 10 days ago)
So I bought a skein of green sari silk yarn a while ago. I wanted to make a tote bag of it, but there was enough yarn to make just one side of the bag so sew together red and green silk to make the other side. Then I started embroidering on that piece and it was starting to look too pretty to be the back side. I gave up that plan, but when I’m done with the embroidering, it’ll become another bag. :P
Instead of the first idea I then sew together some blue, brown and purple fabric. I had right away decided that I wanted the green with white flowers to be lining but there wasn’t enough to line whole bag. After long dig around my mum’s fabric stash I ended up using the black whit small white flowers… it’s pretty but seriously shit to sew.
In the end I chain stitched round the outside edge to cover the machine sewn seam and inside I sew blue ribbon by hand. I used same ribbon for the button link. Mum suggested that I embroider something on the blue side and maybe I will but I haven’t decided that yet. Either way I quite like it. :D
Apr 29, 2013 (about 20 days ago)
My first tunic. Woot. I have knit three cardigans which was really cool but somehow this feels even cooler achievement wise. :D So anyway. It’s nice, but bit ticklish, so I probs need to wear a top under it. Yarn I chose (Holst Garn Supersoft), whatever the name claims, is not super soft, although it does get softer in wash. Main colour is called Larch, I had ~5 skeins of it, which was not quite enough so I ended up buying 1 skein of Tundra and used that to finish the tunic. (a secret: that one extra skein wasn’t enough so part of the pockets are knit with light green Sandnes Garn’s Lanett.) I think the dark green parts make it little more fun. :)
Pattern is Still Light by Veera Välimäki.
With an elephant.
Apr 18, 2013 (about 1 month ago)
Went to check out what one of the local yarn stores here had and found skein of green Sari Silk. :D I think it’s like aran to bulky weight and I don’t know about meterage, mebbe ~100m. But it’s super beautiful and I love silk. I will probably use this either for hat or bag.
Apr 14, 2013 (about 1 month ago)
I think this was some sort of procrastinating project… Anyway I saw Jewels the Owl tutorial in Ravelry and decided to make it after spotting small piece of bright green silk in one basket in our sewing room. There wasn’t enough bright green to make both sides so I used for the back side dark green fabric. To prevent fraying, I treated edges with glue/water mix (I have also proper “stop fraying” stuff, but dunno where it is). Fabrics I chose are far from ideal, but they are prettay! :D
I didn’t really like the crocheted circles in original pattern so I went thru Ravelry’s coaster patterns and found two I decided to use (Four Round Doily and Set of Ombre Coasters). First I made eyes with yellow and black but while they were realistic colourwise they didn’t fit very well in overall green look. I then made the eyes with dark green and light green I had already used.
And yeah they are bit big for earrings but sooo what! :P Although I think I’ll try making bit smaller versions later.
Apr 11, 2013 (about 1 month ago)
I have decided to try grow an avocado. I got couple seeds from my friend I was visiting yesterday. She made avocado and other things salad which was very nom. I did bit of research and well okay this guide was the first link in google I clicked. I filled an old pesto jar (I love pesto, that’s why I mention what the jar hold previously) with water, stick tooth picks in the seed and placed in the jar the pointed end up. Apparently sprouting takes weeks and you have to remember to change the water every 1-2 days. :D
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