Friday, 26 March 2010

Better late than never

Here are the two bags I have made for the String-a-Long organised by Emily and Dawn.

This one is not too bad, although I think it's slightly smaller than it should be.

This one is much smaller than it should be, not sure why.
I am trying to get another one finished, photo in my next post I hope.

I signed up for the pin cushion swap organised by Claire. I have made my pin cushion for my partner Apryl but have only just posted it to her, I'll post a picture when I know she has received it. All this has been fitting in very well with my 20 minutes crafting a day.

On a completely different note, my daughter did her first one day event of the season a couple of weeks ago, she did very well and came first in her section. She has another this weekend, a one day event, ironically held over two days! Fingers crossed this one goes as well , I'll let you know.

Have a good weekend whatever you do.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Of String Bags and Drag Hunting

My string bag is coming along...

I have managed to finish the mesh part and have now to tackle the handles, which I'm not too sure about. Hopefully by next week it will be finished.

On Sunday I spent the day in a field while my daughter

Did this...

Drag hunting in the Buckinghamshire countryside. I sat in the horse box which we had borrowed while she rode very fast over hedges and across fields. I'm glad to say she came back in one piece.

She is the one with the grey stripe on her hat. After hearing all the details I'm glad I couldn't see any of the hunt!

Hopefully I will have a finished string bag on my next post and maybe a nearly finished pin cushion.

Have a good week.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Mend, Mend, Mend!

Well there hasn't been much crafting going on this week but there has been a lot of altering and mending.
First I had to mend this vest top of my daughter's. This is the base layer of her work clothes, she's a groom and works outside in all weathers.

Then I had to take up some jeans for her.

They were too short, so she decided that she wanted to be able to wear them as shorts.

Then I had to shorten the neck strap on an apron that I bought in a local charity shop, a bargain at £2.

Then the afore mentioned daughter asked me to make a red stock for her to wear when she does the cross country section of her one day events.
A stock is a type of cravat and one day events are, as it says in the name, a day of riding doing three different disciplines, dressage, show jumping and cross country. The new season is about to start, hence the new stock.
I did manage to cut out the pieces for my pincushion

but that is about as far as I have got.

I've also signed up for the String-A-Long organised by Emily at Mousy Brown to make a string shopping bag. I thought this would fit in nicely with expanding my crochet skills while at the same time fitting into my 20 minutes a day crafting.
The String-A-Long started today and I have managed to get about 8 rows done. So far, so good.