Christmas Bag moths and stacks of drift wood on the beach
When I am at the beach that has lots of drift wood I love making drift wood tents, My son was playing in the water so my Dad and I made this tent village, you would not believe I was 42! we did get a couple of odd looks from people walking by! The flag is my sons trousers and some sea weeds.
The other day while reading a book to by son we found out that the hard end of a shoe lace is called an Aglet, such a cool word. I then found an old shoe lace and made the 2 bags with it. one stitched and one on a wire.
I have just got a new computer to I am now back on line and even wireless! I can hardly believe it all worked.
Here are the bag moths from the last few days while my old computer was having everything taken off and put on the new one.
68/100 bag moths
69/100 bag moths
70/100 bag moths
71/100 bag moths
my 2nd sample of using traditional stitches in a more creative, this time herringbone to form a background, this time change of colour rather than thickness of thread.
I just finished sewing up a crochet blanket my daughter has made, Mums always get the best jobs! I thought I would make todays bag out of some of the left over wool. I am not very good at crochet, but I like the pattern that appears on the surface.
Stem stitch holding a coil of cord into a bag shape. I am starting to think all of these would make very cool bags if I enlarged them, but how many bags do I really need and not sure long narrow bags are very practical! My keys would always be at the bottom.
Next year I am teaching a creative class where we will be playing with traditional embroidery stitches and seeing what happens. I have to do some sample pieces so the students know the kind of thing they could do. This is my first one, I love it, only using feather stitch with different thicknesses of thread, stranded cotton and sewing thread. I am going to do another one with the background covered with stitch and the image left blank.
I knitted this bag late last night while I was waiting for our Christmas cake to finish cooking, so this is yesterdays. I will do todays later and post it tonight.I knitted it like an icord and just increased the number of stitches on the way up. Could be quite a cool handbag if I carried on knitting!