Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Crafting Update

The Bank holiday weekend came and went with very little in fact no difference made to us at all.  It was so unusual not to see tourists, particularly campers and cyclists go past our little cottage on route to the Port or lighthouse.  It will be interesting to see the effects on the Island once the ferry routes have been re-opened, time will tell! (Laura I actually live on the Isle of Lewis which is an Island off the West Coast of Scotland).

I have continued on my little journey of crafting to pass away the time.  I have made a draw string bag to house the playmat and toys and added a bear.  I came across this pattern and couldn't resist.


It is in the book Sweet & Simple handmade by Melissa Wastney which shows 25 projects to sew, stitch, knit and recycle for children.  It is a book that has been worth every penny as it has been used so many times.



Thank you for all your lovely comments on the playmat and toys it was a delight to read through them.  The teething rings are wooden craft rings bought from etsy I had some left over from a previous project.  I had made mini wreaths last Christmas and did a demonstration on how to make them at our ladies Church group.  The fabric was cotton and literally rounded at the ends to make it look a little like rabbit ears.  Hope that helps.


We are hopeful that we will be able to get together with family at Christmas and are already starting to think about it.  It gives us something to look forward to so baking with Granny is on top of the agenda.  I came across this amazing pattern...


...perfect for our youngest Grandaughter and her dolly.  I must admit the frills were a little bit of a faff but the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.  Already for our baking session.




Perfect and fit for the little Princess that she is.

I have added a Harris Tweed bag to the gift drawer and a couple of needle cases.  They are the perfect gift to pop into an envelope.





We are plodding along and look forward to hearing the First Minsters announcement on how things will start to open after lockdown.  It has been a strange journey for Gerard and I as in so many ways nothing has changed.  We do feel blessed and are thankful.  Take care dear friends and stay safe.

See you soon.

29 comments:

  1. That's such a gorgeous little pinny, and dolly gets one too. I think looking forward to seeing our loved ones and spending time with them is what's keeping us all going at the moment.

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  2. So little has changed and yet so much. Weird times. I love that apron and dolly apron. Your granddaughter will be charmed.

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  3. It’s wonderful to read how you are looking forward to the holidays and keeping busy with the gift projects, Lorraine. The matching aprons look lovely. As hard as things have been for so many others, we are similar to your situation in that not a lot has changed in our daily routines. It’s the lack of social contact with family and friends and the constantly masking up that gets discouraging Go me.

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  4. What a precious apron!!!!!!!!

    Wise to keep busy with the things you enjoy doing.

    Our city is a tourist spot, and it will be very quiet this summer. Very different.

    🌸💜🌸

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  5. That apron! It's perfect for a little girl with all of the fancy frills. I hope with everything that I have in me that Christmas will be able to be with family for ALL of us this year. It's so needed for our hearts and souls isn't it?
    That little stuffie is very sweet too as are your bags and needle cases. You're certainly keeping busy. I've still been knitting mittens. Six pair this weekend!
    Take care my dear friend and hello to Gerard from Dennis and I.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. You have been very busy it seems ! I also think that the days are all looking alike ! No difference sometimes another weather. I wonder if your lovely little island also suffers from tourist lack as all borders are closed. We will know tomorrow from our prime minister if the we the restaurants are allowed to open at least for sitting outside. She is a lady, a real one very much appreciated from both sides Flemish and Waloons ! I think that has maybe happened once in the 65 years I live here !

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  7. My goodness - what a wonderful selection. So varied too - I am still stuck quilting and quilting with a tiny bit of x-stitch! We had a very quiet Bank Holiday - my daughter walked on her own as I am laid up with my asthma. I bet you enjoyed having it so quiet for a change.

    That frilly apron is ACE - and I bet your grand-daughter will adore it with the matching one for her dolly!

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  8. Beautiful makes! You have been extremely busy creating all those goodies!

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  9. Perfect for alittle girl who will enjoy baking!

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  10. Lovely projects. The Harris Tweed bag is so nice and the yellow checked lining is unexpected and very pretty!!

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  11. What a glamorous pinny, you'll have to make a tiara to go with it or as it's Christmassy, an angel or a star!

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  12. You make such wonderful things, they must delight the people who receive them as gifts:)

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  13. Beautiful crafts. The bear is cute and the apron so pretty.

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  14. I do hope that we can see our kids during the holidays as well! lovely crafting and it seems like crafting is the best way to pass the time and to stay sane.

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  15. More beautiful gifts, the bear is just perfect and the aprons will certainly make baking glamorous. I hope you make one for yourself I bet your granddaughter would love that. x

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  16. I think many of us are so looking forward to being able to spend time with family and come out of this virtual family time … although don't get me wrong … thank goodness for Skype.

    I love the apron and the bear and the bag … in fact I like everything you make :)

    I do hope you are enjoying some sunny days.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Beautiful projects as always! Hope the pandemia will be so over during Christmas, stay safe and healthy everyone ☺

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  18. Love all your projects! We are opening in our state, but eating out is not fun anymore. It takes forever to get your food/drinks and too time consuming. We'll eat at home unless on a bike ride and can order take out. I have so much to do at home in the garden anyway, but sick of listening to our Governor for sure.

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  19. Christmas will be here before we know it and you are already miles ahead of everyone else.

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  20. You have been very bust with your projects!! I have been busy working in the garden...
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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