Thursday, 30 June 2016

Still no knitting

My wrists have been feeling much better without knitting or crocheting but there is still a long way to go, so the yarn is packed up in the loft and I continue to explore other crafts.

Earlier this month I made a curtain for Pinky's room after months of battling with a faulty shop bought blind.  I didn't really know what I was doing so just had to work it out as I went along ...






Pinky and Perky have been trying some origami using this book:



Sometimes it's interesting to see the trials before the finished article:






I didn't want to be left out so found a good tutorial on youtube here to make a dragon:


For the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations Pinky and Perky each made and decorated a cake for the village garden party competition:





Both cakes were inspired by ideas found on pinterest.  The crown cake was originally inspired from this article and the silhouette cake links from pinterest through to blog.cakesbyjoe.co.uk but at the time of writing this post the blog is not available.

Pinky and Perky have also been working on cross stitch projects which have been taking a long time, mainly because there are long gaps between working on them:



The penguin pattern was found on pinterest and links back to here.  I have been unable to find the panda pattern on the internet again - if it is yours please let me know so I can correctly credit it - but there are many similar ones on pinterest and google images.

I have made a bit more progress with my quilting, but it's been a bit painful to do it for more than 10 minutes or so.  I'm now on the last combination of patches: