Friday, 23 August 2013

For me and mine.

 As you can see, my Etsy shop is bereft of items except for a lone knitted apple cosy - which I will probably use for work if it doesn't sell! 
I have decided that it is high time I spend some time creating lovely things for myself, my home and my loved ones. Also Christmas will soon be looming and I need to think presents if I'm to have enough time to make some seasonal gifts.
So here is a round-up of the latest :-)

This is the laundry bag that I made for my daughter, Bethany, to take to uni with her. Hopefully it will encourage her to be a tad tidier than she is now - and even do some washing occasionally! 
I used the pattern in Emma Hardy's Sewing In No Time which was a doddle to follow.

I'm pleased with how well the main fabric and the lining work together and the barrel shape makes it more roomy.

These crochet pots, a Kirstie McLeod design from Simpy Knitting magazine, are perfect for tidying up the bedroom.

I wasn't sure if I had enough of each colour for stripes so I took inspiration from Jacquie at Bunny Mummy from her crochet bowl tutorial. Using the cotton doubled gives a much sturdier finish too. I use this bowl for all those bits and bobs - hair bands, Q-tips, cotton wool, lego, dog poop bags (empty!!) - you know the sort of thing!

Things look better already.

I also finally bought pads for my round cushions and finished them off (after finding them again!)


Have you any Christmas projects on the go yet? Or is it  way too early to think about it?!
Peace, love and marshmallows!
Louise x


  1. Oh Louise you have been busy I love everything but I think the laundry bag is my favourite - hope you have a good weekend x

  2. Yes, you have been busy. So many lovely lovely things. I love the basket on the table, and love the laundry bag too. The material is really nice, I bet your daughter loves it. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. What a lovely laundry bag and lined too! I have been planning my Christmas gifts and sort of made a start. Am going to do bath time gift box things. Have made one batch of soap and trying out some candle making. Thought I might make some sort of box or basket to put things in. Not sure if fabric or crocheted like yours. I love to make my gifts, but you do have to start early!