I've always liked to make things, for as long as I can remember! Mum taught me to knit when I was really young, and dad used to show me how to make bits with wood, and levers and cams! When I came to choosing A levels, it seemed natural that I would study design technology, purely because I loved to be creative! When I look back, I think the reason for my doing this is good, but possibly the wrong choice, and I should have followed what I was taught by mum rather than Dad!!! if I had my time again, I would study textiles, without a doubt! But its very easy with hindsight isn't it!
When I sewed the Zip into KiKi's cardi last week, I thought to myself that perhaps I should actually learn to use my sewing machine! I like to knit things, would love to crochet, and would probably love to sew things too if I could actually do it! So learn, I thought to myself..............and now armed with a load of fabric squares and the readers digest guide to sewing, thats exactly what I'm going to do!!!!! My first project is going to be a quilt for KiKi, hence the fairies and dancers, and pink ( although admittedly, I would also love this theme for myself but not sure my husband will share the sentiment!) I think a quilt is a good place to start!!!! So dummies guide to quilting at the ready, and I'll be making a start soon:-)
This morning my postman delivered a package from my lovely knitting friend Jeanette, who I "met" as the result of a secret santa swap last year! She has made me a dishcloth, and its lovely!!! she also sent me a hat book which has some great berets in it, and also some stacking hats which my nieces would love:-) So I'm thinking a fairisle beret may be on the cards at sometime this year!
Now, do you remember when I said in my new year post that this year was going to be exciting for me?? I'm not going to reveal all just yet, but heres a little clue!!!!!
I'll give you a few more hints throughout next week;-)