Monday, June 22, 2009

Selvage Gift Cards

Selvedge or Selvage? I have always used the first spelling but it seems either will do.

There hasn't been a lot of sewing going on here at DinkyDi central. In between other jobs, I have been doing these little gift tags to co-ordinate with fat quarters which I have bought for my sewing group friends' birthdays.
From left, Kerrie likes Civil War, Frances wanted fabrics to remind her of Mozart, Joan likes 50's prints.
They are quick and easy to make and I make them in varying ways. Sometimes I sew them directly onto the card and glue the same cardboard shape on the back. Sometimes I sew the selvedges together then glue to the card, sometimes I sew the selvedges together, cut the shape, and zigzag them on the machine to the card. I have purchased the card shapes but you could just as easy make your own shapes to 'fit' the recipient.

I try and include some text on the selvedge relevant to the persons interest or personality.

My selvedge collection is becoming huge now and I feel a selvedge log cabin or the like coming

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Goodbye Roses

These are the last of the roses until spring. Boo. Hoo. They are a sickly looking lot, but would have been a lot sicker if I had not have picked them before the frost this morning.
We also have lots of carnations which receive very little care. They just don't care..if you want a hardy flower, plant carnations!

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Packin' up - goin' nowhere

What could be worse than packing up and moving?
In our married life we have done this so many times. Packing up and going nowhere is a lot worse. Not complaining though, oh no, in the end we will have the whole of the inside of the house painted (son-in-law is the painter), new kitchen, new vertical blinds, new floor coverings. All this started out as a small kitchen 'make-over'. Oh well, life will only be in chaos for a couple of months. (we hope).

Why do we need so many teapots? Especially when we use tea bags most of the time. All inherited, and can't part with them.

Recipe books? Dunno. Some inherited, some collected, hardly used, but will she part with them? No.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Baby in Crochet

Here is the gorgeous Lili looking very comfy in her crochet jacket.

She enjoys reading the paper.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Crochet revisited

It is the first day of winter and the weather is indeed wintry today. The sun is out, but there is a wind chill factor happening! The current temperature in our fair city is 15 Deg C.

This past week I have dragged out my wool and crochet hooks to make a jacket for our little granddaughter. The last time I made this pattern was in about 1983 before the birth of our second daughter. I made a blue one as I was convinced we were having a boy! She still looked very cute in it anyway. These crochet jackets are so cuddly and quick and easy to make.
Just the buttons to sew on now.

This is what I keep my crochet hooks and bodkins in. A toothbrush/toothpaste holder. It is ideal for storage and I always know where my hooks are.

Next crochet project will be another rag rug like this.