A year (or two) in craft


It’s been over a year since we last posted on this site, as much of our energy is now going into our farm project – see http://treesbeesandcheese.wordpress.com for more on that. We also have a busy nearly 2 year old son so much of our creativity is now funnelled into finger painting, play dough sculpture, cubby making, and cardboard kitchen construction!

However my fingers have not been idle on the sewing front, here’s a few projects I’ve made over the last little while:

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Embroidery of a Stubble Quail (a bird we just discovered lives on our farm!) for Joel’s birthday

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A pig and a goat knitted for Asher

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A wedding “coat-of-arms” for friends Renee and Ben, featuring their daughter, dog, and other family interests

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A “message in a bottle”, left on a seat in the neighbourhood

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A wedding embroidery for sister and brother-in-law Abi and Shane, the house image is a replica of the one they share together (this embroidery inspired by Stitched Gifts by Jessica Marquez)

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I ran a workshop as part of Adult Learners Week on “Repurposed planter pots” – the community brought in various secondhand vessels to become pot plants which they took home or gave as Christmas gifts

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Little shoes made for Arlo and Asher

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Knitted booties made for Arlo – an antique pattern that I’m never making again!

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A bath mat made from a recycled towel

I’ve also been working on and off on a rag rug, I’m at the stage of stitching together the plaited part into a big coil, but just can’t summon the motivation to finish that job!

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2 responses to “A year (or two) in craft

  1. What utterly gorgeous and thoughtful projects…. thanks for sharing them. And more power to your needle for the big-sew-up of the rag rug! I hope the person who got the message in the bottle was as enchanted as I am by that entire idea 🙂

    • littlehousecollective

      Thanks Mary! The rag rug is way way on the backburner unfortunately..but I plan to make more messages in bottles! Thanks for being such a craft inspiration, soph x

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