I'm still getting to know my sewing machine and this is what I made last weekend when two of my friends and I had a sewing weekend. I'm so proud of the results :) The clutch is inspired from all the Amy Carol's Artsy clutches I have seen on flickr. I don't have the book, but it's on my christmas wish-list. The pattern for the cosmetic bag with zippers are from queenofdiy's tutorial on craftsters.org. The tutorial is fantastic! Clear pictures and instructions. It didn't take me long to sew, and I think I will make some more as gifts for friends this christmas.
Crafty Daisies has a embroidery school which I really reccomend. Her instructions are very easy to follow and the designs she has made for "homeworks" are really cute. I downloaded two of the homeworks and played around with old and new stitches. I sent them in and they showed up on their blog!
I have not tried the split stitch before, but I really liked it. The lines it makes are more smooth and even than lines made with the back stitch. And it is easier to make than the stem stitch. I also enjoyed the feather stitch and the double herring bone stitch. The are so decorative.
Today I have tried out using crochet diagrams. It is so easy! Why haven't I tried this before? I guess none of my revious projects had diagrams.
I made these sample motifs from different diagrams in the latest issue of Crochet today. The issue contains an article on how to use diagrams that was really easy to understand. And all their patterns have diagrams. I think I soon have made a sample of all small motifs in the magazine :)
New purse ready for my cousin's wedding! It's crocheted in a shell pattern with a black cotton and viscose blend yarn, together with a silver thread.
The silver thread was difficult to work with because it was so thin and tangled all the time. Inside I have used the lining for an old jacket. This is my first crochet purse and I'm really happy with it :)
This picture is taken at 22:00 from our balcony. Temperature 19C. No wind. In days (and nights) such as these there is no place like Northern Norway! All days of dark winter and bad weather are forgotten :)
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