Monday, 30 December 2013

Trivets

This was a suggestion for a good friend of mine from his lovely other half, so I hope he likes them!


 They are all made with grey cotton drill quilted onto two layers of old towels.  The letters are cut from cotton or linen scraps.


They are bound with cotton bias binding and have a satin ribbon loop so they can be stored by hanging them on a hook.





 I really like them and they were a lot of fun to make!  It's also a very good recylcing use for towels that have run out of life as an actual towel.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Present Reveals!

Hullo!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas!  As you read this I am actually at my lovely in-laws house seeing my nieces and having our traditional boxing day.  However, now Christmas is over I can start showing off all my makes!

First up is my Mum's present.  She wanted a laundry bag.  Ask and ye shall receive!


It's made from a printed poly cotton with the word 'laundry' appliqued on in taffeta.  The lining is lining fabric in mustard yellow.


I turned the lining over at the top so it can be seen in a cute ruffle when the drawstring is pulled tight.




I hope Mum likes it!  Next week I have trivets and lavender sachets to show.  In the meantime, have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope you are all having a lovely day!  As you can see I am enjoying hand stitching!  I'll show you the finished article another time though. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fire Mage Tunic

Made for a lovely new friend!  Introducing Physara, elven  fire mage!


The tunic is red cotton drill and trimmed with red braid and gold ribbon.


 The pattern is my own and loosely based off my pyjama top pattern.  Seems to have worked nicely!


It has a flame detail appliqued on in velvet, taffeta and satin.  Other than that, there's not a lot to say!


See you on Monday, with a new coat!


Monday, 2 December 2013

Knitting again!

Well, I had scraps of yarn to use up...  First up, I decided to knit some bows, some of which will be used as presents and others I will have for hair bands.

An in progress view!

 At this point I decided I would like to knit a flower so I did a ravelry pattern search.  And found this.  Only I don't really like wearing headbands, so who would be a good recipient of such a thing?


Ah yes, one small sort of niece should do the job nicely! Doesn't she look sweet?  And after all, what is the job of an auntie (related or not) if not to shower nieces and nephews with presents?


It was a very quick knit, even by my notoriously slow knitting speeds.  The flower was a little tricky, but other than that it was super easy.


 And yes, yes I am showering you with pictures of Miss Small Bean.  No, I don't care that this is meant to be a blog about larp kit!

She informs me on a regular basis that I have extremely tasty fingers and thumbs....

On Thursday we'll be back to larp kit for a little while, promise!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Fox Pouch

I was reading Eskimimi's blog a while ago and she put up this pattern.  At which point I thought - Yay!  Birthday present for Tinker sorted. 

I dug through my fabric and located my last bit of orange fleece, some orange thread and then went into the scraps box for white fleece and black leather.  I struggled a bit to follow her instructions, not because the instructions aren't clear, but because I'm a bit rubbish at reading and comprehending any kind of instruction. 

A couple of hours later, I had this!


I'm not overly convinced mine looks like a fox, but I do think it's cute.


Also, apologies for the shortness of the posts right now.  I'm busy making Christmas presents and for various reasons I can't show them right now so I'm scratching around to find things to put on here so I don't lose blogging momentum!  The good news is I've started queueing posts for January so I can show off all the lovely things I've made for friends!

Monday, 25 November 2013

NPC Kit Part 2

Spiders!


Here's a super simple tabard, made to show our 'spider swarms' that infest the Isle of Emeras.



To better show off the fabric, here's the bag I made to store them in.  The tabards are made of organza that has velvet flocked spiders printed on it.  I've shown off my fancy over locker stitch a bit and done a rolled hem edging on all the tabards.


The bag is a simple drawstring affair made out of poly cotton that was on my desk at the time of making the tabards!

Spiders!
On Thursday I'll show off the latest player kit I've made (fire-y tunic time!).  See you then!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

NPC Kit Part 1

As I'm sure you're all aware, I'm co-GMing this years BathLARP campaign.  So I haven't made a new character.  I have however, here and there, been making NPC kit.

Here's High Hydromancer Briony Nysier's meal kit.  Please excuse the dodgy photos, they were taken in a rush!


The over dress is khaki green cotton and to my usual adaption of McCalls 4997.  I edited the neckline slightly but that's all the editing I did.


 The under dress is cream printed poly cotton.  It has a fake bow at the front and is actually threaded with elastic.  As you can see here I embroidered the over gown edge with some quick fly stitching.


It's a very pretty, feminine outfit I feel, though not the most exciting.  That said I do feel I'd be quite happy with a wardrobe of under and over gowns to play with...


Next week I'll show you our 'spider swarms'!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Rainbow Shopping

I have spent most of this weekend in the South East, at my parents, celebrating my awesome Granny's birthday.  A good time was had by all and I loved catching up with my cousins in particular (lets not leave it so long next time though, yeah?).

The reason for me telling you this is, of course, that I thought you might like to see my birthday gift for my Granny!


It's not the most exciting of gifts, but everyone needs a shopping bag, right?


I embroidered the rainbow at my Monday night craft group, it's all chain stitch on linen.


 The lining is a cheerful poly cotton print I had in my stash and the colour stripes are all from various projects I've made at one time or an other.  In fact, regular readers may be able to play 'spot the project'!

I do love rainbows.  There's something so very cheering about them.  This little project brightened up my grey November days and I hope it brightens up my Granny's house.