Tag: embellishments

Emberwarm Shawl Apply On The Fly iCord Edging Tutorial & Video

Emberwarm Shawl Apply On The Fly iCord Edging Tutorial & Video

After the release of the Emberwarm Shawl pattern yesterday I started to do a bit of reading about various iCord edging techniques and how they had differed from the one that I eventually settled on through much experimentation. Many of the iCord edgings that I […]

WIP: Embroidery On Knitted Fabric

WIP: Embroidery On Knitted Fabric

Why it should have at all come as a surprise to me that a pattern called the Märta Embroidered Bag might involve a good deal of embroidery is now a mystery to me, lost in the rosy glow of time gone by. Usually I really […]

Fabric And Handles

Fabric And Handles

The handles and length of fabric which I bought to finish off the Märta Embroidered Bag have arrived! I bought the fabric on a bit of a whim, really, after having searched for months to find something, I think frustration took over and I just chose something. It’s a cute little print, though, and I think it will work for the lining. It’s not as classic as the outside of the bag will hopefully remain for some time, but it’s cute enough for the ‘private’ inside of the bag, which I’ll catch glimpses of whilst I look for my phone or lost keys.

I’m not overjoyed with the handles. They are an absolutely perfect shape and exactly what I was looking for in that respect, but they are plastic, whereas I would really have loved to find actual wooden handles to grace such a beautiful project. Hopefully the handles will not look out of place when the bag is finally finished, though I can always change them in the future if I find something perfect.

FO: Two Treasure Chests

FO: Two Treasure Chests

For Christmas 2012 Mr Awesome received, amongst many other cool and spectacular things, a board game called ‘Munchkin Quest’. If you do not know of this game, then the instructions are too long and varied for me to summarise the 20 page rulebook, but if […]

WIP: A Hat Full Of Stars

WIP: A Hat Full Of Stars

Some time before Christmas I read a couple of post from Vivianne of Kismet’s Companion, detailing her recent projects, some of which used a pretty yarn that was strewn with occasional sequins. Usually I eschew ‘novelty’ yarns of the eyelash and fluffy varieties, and have […]