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Sunday 16 September 2018

My First Flax Sweater

First sweater I`ve made for myself 
This is the Flax from Tincan knits , its a free pattern and you can get it from 

love the garter stitch detail on the sleeves, there are also tutorials for the flax on YouTube that were a great help.
link to tutorial

Enjoyed  making this one so much I've cast on another Sweater yesterday, also another free Pattern and thats the Margot by Linden Down


Weight Loss Charts, Trackers

 Created some free printable Weight loss Charts the other day to help me track my weight loss .
thought I would share them on my blog.
Ideal for your bullet journal or wall Chart
Just save to your device or PC then print.

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Thursday 6 April 2017

Sock Knitting Project bag

Another of my knitting project bags, 
these i started making to hold my sock knitting projects 

drawstring closer and large enough to hold two balls of yarn while knitting my magic loop two at a time socks

I have a few for sale at my Etsy store


Wednesday 5 April 2017

knitting project bags

 I have had a lot of fun running up a few knitting project bags 
these are sized for my sock knitting projects but would also hold small crochet projects or child's jumpers etc .
I have a few for sale on my Etsy Store


Friday 25 November 2016

Cathedral window cushion

          Took a class at our local sewing machine dealers this week and learnt how to make a cathedral window cushion.
We had a great day lots of fun chatting with ladies that share my passion for all things sewing

Here is the finished cushion really enjoyed this and all the windows were hand stitched, .
I have already started another cushion with the left over fabrics , but this one is being done completely on the sewing machine, my  fingers are still sore from stitching this one.

Close up view of the windows

Thursday 16 June 2016

Abigail Mill inspired embroidery

Had lots of fun making this free motion machine embroidered picture,  already planning the next one. 
I was bought a lovely book written by textile artist Abigail Mill, I will put a link at the end of this post. 

She talks you through detailed instructions on how to create 5 free motion applique projects and inspires you to put your own stamp on the designs. 
This is my take on one of the projects in the book.

Lots of organza fabric used in the background and just rummage through your fabric scrap boxes for the other elements,  sand , grass,  huts, etc.
It was great fun free motion is one of my favourite sewing techniques,  first used it on my quilts,  so really enjoying these smaller projects. 
I also love the 3D effect of the raised items in the front of the picture. 

This is the wonderful book I used,  I can highly recommend beautiful photography and detailed instructions


Tuesday 17 May 2016

My broken ankle tears and cheers

All cheers this week,  I had my fracture clinic appointment and after another xray I have been signed off hooray. 
Still have some swelling doctor said i could get it for another 4 or 6 months.
Walking has been getting better still have a limp and very slow, even managed to drive the car this week. 
So really happy 6 weeks today that I broke my Ankle had lots of downs over the weeks worst was while in the tight cast,  just didn't recognise myself with all the crying and panic attacks. 

Life is slowly getting back to normal,  taking it slowly walking getting easier each day. 
The worst time is the evening find i still need to elevate my leg and rest

The first parts of my story are


Wednesday 4 May 2016

Broken Ankle my tears and cheers part 8

Here I am up to date its the 4th May
yesterday it had been 4 weeks since my fall. 
BIG BIG CHEERS this week,  over the weekend I slept for the first time without the boot on,  was a bit nervous that i might jar or knock it in my sleep but everything was fine,  swelling is still there but gone down a lot and I no longer need to use the ice pack. 
Over the weekend i still put the boot on to walk and big cheer here no crutches yeah, 
While sitting I removed the boot and did regular little movement with my ankle,  up and down is fine side to side is still locked so need to work on getting mobility over the next few days
Monday i made the decision to leave the boot off and start walking on it,  so back to two crutches,  no longer death sticks but my friend's lol.
Ankle hasn't been hurting for a few days unless i knock it,  but standing is fine. 
So gently steps feels really funny and strange to not have the boot on,  but im doing it slowly walking on the bad foot,  so spent Monday learning to walk and resting up on the sofa in between,  everything went well
Yesterday woke up ankle feels even better stronger,  so up with the walking sticks make myself breakfast. 
Sun was shinning so I took a walk down the back garden to look at the fish in the pond,  getting faster on these crutches,  my foot still doesn't have its full range of movement still a little stiff but pain free. 
I even felt well enough to get my journal notes out and do the posts on my blog. 
Im finding in the afternoon that I'm getting cramps in the bad legs calf's,  so when these start I'm needing to sit down quickly and massage the pain away, but im doing it more cheers. 

So happy so happy extra big cheers last night I walked up, yes WALKED UP the stairs using one crunch to the bathroom ran a bath got myself in by standing on the bad leg while I stepped in with the good leg,  had a nice long soak exercised the Ankle in the warm water,  did need Jeffs help to get out,  it's still a bit hard to get out of a slippery bath using one foot,  I didn't feel ready to push up using my bad foot. 
I also managed to walk down the stairs using one crunch and hand rail.
I was so pleased with myself when I got to the bottom of the stairs
This has been the best day yet

This morning I'm up and walking around using just the one crunch again,  so moving forward

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