Last week I was away on holiday, and saw my sister. My mum and sister have been having a crazy knitting/crafting week (we know many babies being born) and so brought most of their knitting patterns and my sister brought her new magazines Mollie Makes. I had never heard of it, but it is really cute, it has a website which has the templates for the projects in the magazines which is useful. So I had a go at making some felt puppies which were really easy to make and look super cute.
I added little collars to give them their own looks using some small beads and buttons and ribbon and thread.
As I said the other day, I was really looking forward to making myself the purse from the Cath Kidston book, but I am now really disappointed. It went really badly, for starters after actually sitting down in font of my (mum’s) sewing machine I realised that I didn’t like how she was telling us to sew it together, and so I had a go at my own way, but there wasnt really enough material to hem and I just found that the cotton was of a poor quality.It was annoying because I spent ages sewing and hen unpicking and after I completed the cross stitch aswell. I ended up really frustrated after being so excited about it, and so I ended up calming myself down by knitting a duck from the Jean Greenhowe pattern booklet, ‘Jean Greenhowe’s Knitted animals’ and here he is ……
I think he is really cute, although he doesn’t have any feet because I didn’t have enough orange wool, oops. There are much better pictures on the website. And he was really quick and easy to make which is always a plus and after the disastrous purse, it genuinely made me quite happy :).
And quickly I change my opinion of the Cath Kidston book (a girl can change her mind) I wouldn’t buy it full priced, if I had I would have been even more disappointed (I realise it was a present, but I know it was from amazon and so not the rrp), but the charts for the other things in the books are really cute, so I would only advise you get it if you need some cute embroidery charts :).
After being at uni for a year you really forget what it is like to have a proper working day. I’ve now had my job for a week and I can’t believe how much I am looking forward to the weekend 🙂
But during the week I sent the night finishing the cross stitch that I got in Cath Kidston book, Stitch, I got it for my birthday and just hadn’t gotten round to it. Here are the results…
I love that it gave you everything to make the little purse, I just need to sew it up, and it comes with really clear instructions. The other projects in the book look really cute, I have literally spent hours admiring the cushions, especially the house cushion, which I will hopefully have a go at soon. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend 🙂
I have always really liked the Cath Kidston prints (I have a purse and a knitting bag) and so its nice to be able to make your own thing that has a hint of Cath Kidston but be able to personalise them. I also received the Sew book that has the instructions to make really cute bag, and many more really cute stuff, I can’t wait to get the sewing machine out! 😀
Have a good friday
I ended changing my mind out the book after trying to sew up the purse, have a look at my next post 🙂