28 December 2008

Quilted Dolls and Knitting Rolls

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I can finally show Blog-Land some of the presents I made for people in my family.
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My mum asked me to make a bag for her sister to keep all her knitting bits and pieces in.
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She chose this gorgeous dolly fabric which I ordered from America from
this website back in August!
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(Please click on any of the photos to see larger images)
. . I had enough to make a quilted bag, a zipper-pouchette and a dinky pin-cushion all of which my Auntie Sue opened on Christmas Day.
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I hope she is the envy of her "Stich 'n' Bitch" group!
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My mum also knits and crochets so I secretly made her a quilted roll for her to keep her knitting needles and crochet hooks in.
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I have had this fabric in my stash for about 3 years and I cobbled it all together in one evening.
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It was one of those projects that just goes right from start to finish.
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I decorated it with a crochet flower that Mum had made for me for another project which I never actually completed!
(I think it's still in my overflowing WIP box!)
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I hope mum is also the envy of her (more sedate) "knitting club"!
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I am thinking about writing a tutorial for the knitting roll .... maybe watch this space?!

3 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love your knitting rolls ! When you (if you) make a tut I will give it a try - but shorten it to make a crochet hook roll ! Love your blog - didn't realise you are local to me ! What a small world we live in !

Vanessa

Katy said...

oh wow - that fabric is awesome! I want it!!!!

Tine said...

I love that bag! The quilting you did on it is AWESOME!! What a wonderful gift :)