So autumn is well and truly in, lets wrap up and hit the library.
This week I’m loving this film reel inspired scarf by AZURE KNITS+, I’m finding it simple but stiking.
The pattern itself has good reviews, the photos show off the scarf perfectly.
Me? I’m bundled in as many scarves as possible because it does not matter how warm or cold it is outside, in the library its hella cold once you sit on your backside reading books for hours… I complain, but I love it really. 😉
I’m off to Study!
Whats your favorite film?
Threadcetera Custom Orders are still coming in strong. We’ve done everyone from Batman to Robin, Zelda to Fluttershy, Thor to Flash!
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The brand certainly has plainer pieces to compliment the garish geeky patterns I am so in love with. However, there is a downside to the brand, it’s really not for the faint hearted. The levels of spandex and lycra are high so it’s probably not for you if you don’t like your clothing too tight. Other than that the prices are fairly reasonable compared to similar products and I am totally saving up for a new dress for a nigh a the discoteque.
This week has been super busy, super because that has been the theme of this weeks crafting! Last weeks fair generated a whole lot of super hero glove orders, custom orders for the super hero of choice. Every geek is different and everyone has their own tastes. Here are a few of the ones I’ve been doing for customers this week.
Robin DC gloves!
Here we have Robin from Batman and Fluttershy from My Little Pony (special brony gloves). They are all measured to fit and all colours and designs were agreed with the customer. These really are fully customization friendly.
We have a few more in the works, an order for Joker, Black Canary and Nightwing!
Do you have a favorite hero? Do you fancy having warm hands while you type but still want to be able to comment on your favorite blogs? Get in touch today to go through the design process with us, the result is gloves designed JUST FOR YOU!
At only £9 with P+P (£10 outside the UK) They are a geeky snap!
All gloves are designed totally by me using a full trial and error developed pattern (poor manpal has been the guinea pig for months!) and will be to your own color and logo choices all in line with our #SupportCraft ethos.
I spend a lot of time online… a lot! Having dabbled in the handmade myself now I find it strange buying anything other that the utter basics from high street stores. I like buying vintage and handmade, especially if it’s something that a little special.
Having done the rounds on etsy, here are a few items that have caught my eye
The book is marvellous! It has so many quick and easy to follow projects, Judith has put a glossary of all stitches at the back and links you back to them when anything new crops up. The patterns themselves are lovely, not basic dull patterns but much more intricate patterns that take into account those times when you see that lovely patterned ball of wool that for some reason you only buy one of. D=
I completed the Lelya cowl pattern that was completed in rounds. I used Sidar Montana merino wool in the red/blue/green. My boyfriend had bought me a previous shade of the same wool that had crocheted up really nicely before so I was dying to try something new with it.
The Lelya cowl worked a combination of single crochet, half double and slip stitches. It was the easiest =3
I made this purse for the friend Cia’s birthday. It was one of my first proper projects on my sewing machine.
I’ve been working on a range, trying to figure out what works well; cotton? linen? pvc?
I found that on the John Lewis JL mini sewing machine, it cannot take fabric tougher than denim so PVC is out the question, especially if one wants to line the purse.
I would recommend trying out with fabric samples before ever committing to lots and lots of fabric that your machine can’t handle! Lots of websites offer free samples of different fabrics. A few of my favorites are:
For this purse I used John Lewis cotton fabric inside and out. Lining is essential, it gives the purse more shape and functionality (and itf used as a make up bag then makes it so much easier to clean!)
For decoration I used a mixture of buttons, lace and these adorable charms found on sale in millers art store in Glasgow.
I can say I’ve progressed a bit more on my sewing machine. I can do skirts now… but that is a blog for another day.
This week I’m back on the crochet, and I’ve been mastering some funky new knots and stitches. Half double crochet, double crochet, rings and chains. It’s been a busy week!
I was trawling pintrest for more pinspiration and found a pair of kids iron man gloves, I gave it a good go but the pattern was very very small.
So I improvised…
I manged to figure out the basics and kinda just went at it. I will be writing out a full pattern this week for anyone who wants to know how to make these and it is SO SIMPLE!
I made these bad boys for my man pal- captain america gloves inspired by the avengers. They are officially my first fully finished piece of crochet They are perfect for his big shovel hands (proper man hands, lol)