Everyone seems to be making robes at the moment. When I was in Toronto at Christmas I popped into The Workroom on my last day and couldn’t bear not to get a significant meterage of Rae Ritchie’s beautiful flannel fabrics – I opted for Moon Phases and Foxtail Forest, which features owls, foxes, rabbits, squirrels and of course, raccoons.
So here’s my robe. I adapted it severely from a free pattern in my mum’s Prima magazine, because after buying the fabric I couldn’t afford to buy a pattern.
This robe is so cosy. I may never take it off. And of course, it has pockets.
Following on in the series of Valentines gifts (2016: Mr Donk), this year I somehow found time to bring Mr Fox into being.
I have so much Rowan Felted Tweed yarn after all those baable hats – it’s certainly coming in handy!
Mr Fox and Mr Donk are very good friends now, so a happy ending, and question mark for next year…
I’ve been meaning to make a matching crop top to go with my favourite Liberty skirt for some time, and for some reason in the fatness and regret of early January I actually did it. Here’s the result:
I think it’s rather lovely!
Although short, it works perfectly with my high waisted skirt, and is suitably office-appropriate.
One final bit of Christmas leftovers – I made a Dallas Vintage Duffel from Swoon Patterns and I thought it deserved its own post. God I love this bag.
Might need to make another for myself! I made the medium, and it’s just perfect.
Foxy fabric from M is for Make.
Too many photos for one post! Here are the rest.
So now that it’s March 2017 I should probably have already posted about all the crafting that kept me occupied up to Christmas. Last year I did individual posts for each item (!). This year it’s too high a hurdle for me, as evidenced by my already infrequent blogging.
En bref, Christmas 2016:
- 1 duffel bag
- 2 baable hats
- 8 zip pouches
- 1 fleecy bonnet
- 1 fleecy raccoon gilet
- 2 eye patches
- 2 scrunchies
- 1 knitted scarf
- 1 lavender sachet
- 1 tote bag
Here are some pictures:
I have all these grand ideas for making quilts (and a ridiculous hoard of fabric for it) but until now I’ve never even pieced triangles.
I made this pouch for a colleague. You can see my piecing is pretty dreadful, but you’ve got to start somewhere and I rather like the result.