Sunday 11 April 2010

The longies really did get finished eventually, as did my xmas presents!

Since I'm back blogging again, I might as well update on what I have actually gotten done over the last few months.

The longies, of which I'd only done the waistband last time I posted eventually got finished in January.  I really love how they colours pooled differently in the different sections.  These longies were my first attempt at Kitchener stitch and everything I've read about it was true, you really have to concentrate or you'll mess up, at the start at least.  I ended up making one small mistake, but over all I think it was a success.

An action shot of the longies, expertly modeled by The Boy.

In addition to this I also had a few Xmas presents that I finished in December, in addition to the Pig t-shirt and the ITNG t-shirt, I did another appliqued t-shirt, this one for my nephew.
He's recently started playing football and I thought a personalised shirt might be nice for him.

Front, with his initial on a badge

Back, the panel at the top had his surname, and then the number 10 below.

Again, it's felt appliqué, this was my first go at machine appliqué.  The different layers of the badge and the name panel were sewn by hand and then the front badge, and the number 10 were sewn onto the shirt by machine, and the name panel was attached by hand.  I really enjoyed making this, although it was A LOT of work and I ended up still working on it at about 2am on Xmas morning!  I remember my mam doing similar when I was little, I'm getting so like her LOL!

Oh dear, I'm a bad, bad blogger

I've been a very naughty blogger for the last while.  No posts in 4 months, I'm sorry.

I haven't been doing a great deal of crafty stuff in those four months.  Real life took over a bit LOL.  The Boy has started playschool and is loving it.  I've gone on a bit of a fitness drive.  I got myself a little bike with a basket on the front and a child seat on the back (will have to get a picture of the set up), so I've been cycling a lot with The Boy, I've also joined The National Aquatic Centre, so me and The Boy have been going there a couple of times a week, and finally I've started The Couch to 5k Running Plan.  Still on week 1, but it's a really excellent way to get started if you're interested in jogging at all, it starts out slow and builds up.  I really surprised myself, I've never ran before in my life and on my first day there I was out jogging!

The Blokey has also started up his own little blog recently, Beer 'n' Victuals, a food and homebrewing blog.  Have a look ;)

That's about all for now with my little update.  I will be a better blogger from now on LOL.....Promise.