Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Mini christmas jumpers

Dk yarn and 3 1/4 mm needles 


Cast on 14 stitches
Work 2 rows of k1,p1 rib
Work 16 rows of as beginning with a k row
Cast off 4 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows
Work 6 leftover stitches in rib for 6 rows
Cast off and sew  together neck and shoulder stitches
With right side facing Pick up 4 stitches either side of jumper for sleeve
Ss on these 8 stitches for seven rows beginning with p row then rib two rows
Cast off and repeat other side for the other sleeve.
Sew up roll down neck and stick on a handmade paperclip coat hanger.

Cast on 14 stitches and rib two rows as above
Working piece in ss cable * 5th row then every 4 row until you have done 16 rows

* knit 5 stitches, slip 2 stitches on to cable needle and hold at back of work. Knit two then knit two from cable needle, knit to end of work

Cast off 4 stitches, cable in appropriate place and ss to end
Cast off 4 stitches ss to end

Neck and sleeves as above

Cast on 15 stitches, work 2 rows of rib and 4 rows of ss

Follow chart for 16 rows the black square on the chart indicates white yarn is used.
Cast off 4, knit 2,knit2tog, ss to end.
Cast off 4, ss to end
Follow as neck and sleeves for cable and plain jumper 

Paperclip hanger was made using a two inch paperclip.  

Friday, 19 October 2012

Jewel box update.

Who would have thought finding a screw to fit the mirror for this jewel box would prove so tricky. Eventually I found one that fits in but it's too long so will need to be cut down to size. After that all I will have to do is glue knob to the end of it.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Drop leaf storage table

I have wanted a new table for some time now. Our old one was wobbly and took up too much room. I was hoping I could find a cheap second hand drop leaf table but never seemed to see any :(. One day on pinterest I discovered ana white and her plans for making furniture.   http://ana-white.com/   I fell in love with one of her tables and managed to convince my husband to make it for me. I helped hold things and did the painting but the hard work was all him. I love how it came out.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Jewel box

Yesterday my mum gave me this old jewellery box that she got from a friend but didn't want.   It should have the mirror attached but one of the screws are missing.  . I'm going to paint it add a new knob and when the screw that I need comes attach the mirror.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Thursday's makes.

Yesterday I saw this cute little make your own candy jewellery set in semichem for £1

My youngest preferred just to sit and eat, and not actually make anything.

This afternoon we had our first attempt at making rainbow crayons

We grated and chopped.

Then we popped it all into throw away metal ashtrays (that I had picked up in pound land thinking they were mini pie dishes doh!!).

We put them in the oven for about 5 minutes at (If I remember right) 180 degrees.

We left them to cool and when we popped them out of ashtrays, they looked like this.


When I opened the oven the smell wasn't too good, so I had to open back door and stay out of the kitchen for a while.

Mini washboard

When we were on holiday to Italy we stayed in a caravan and ended up having to do some hand washing. I said to my husband what we would really need is a little washboard, When we got home I looked on eBay and you actually do get a mini washboard. I couldnt wait until next time we went on holiday to use so I dragged it out today to wash some socks.