This is Our Room

September 30, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |

Or at least, it would be, were we made of sugar, icing and cinnamon!  And it even features Peter’s drinks cabinet, disguised as a globe!  Good one, Lesley!

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Spring Crafts

September 28, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |

Spring means butterflies…bees, and sun:  

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September 24, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | ART, CRAFT |

Some of our quilting and stitching… We’re running out of wall room, so someone will have to put their foot down:

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Long Boho Crochet Vest

May 5, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

I wanted to use my lovely Noro yarn. I wanted to make this vest.   It is in Cleckheaton No 934, “outrageous crochet” by Penny O’Neill.  So…  I put the two together.  Here is the front. This is the back.     Here”s a hint – I found it useful to cut out cardboard circles in the three sizes and measure my medallions against them as I went.  Much easier than getting the tapemeasure out all the time.   When I had finished the main part  (see that blue line?) I jut kept going  I want it to be long enough to…

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Crochet Cabaret

April 17, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

BIG REVEAL TIME!  I have finished the blue Juliet Jacket The buttons are little clear ones with blue flowers. Problem is, I decided to crochet only one buttonhole because I was too lazy at that time to bother with measuring for placement. I also thought that I would not do up the buttons. But now that I see it finished, I think it needs to be done up. So one day I must be very brave and get out the seam ripper, carefully cut buttonholes and then buttonhole stich around the cut quickly. Eeep! Can anyone think of a better way…

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