Thursday 30 June 2016

Cutlery Holders

'Im in the Garage was asked by the owner of a restaurant if he could make some bespoke cutlery holders.   No particular design was given only that they should not look like wooden boxes,  rather that the cutlery should fit snugly into small compartments.

This is the result and we went to the restaurant for a meal a couple of weeks ago to see them in use.  

They are made from the Cedar of Lebanon tree and look great on the tables

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Blue Square

Just started Jane's Fandango Square Doily,  but could not decide what colours to use.  At the moment sticking to blue, but that may change!  The colour probably reflects how a lot of the country is feeling after voting to come out of the European Union and the English team knocked out of Euro 2016 (football).

For a long time now I have wanted to crochet an "Amigurumi". The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.     

On my travels yesterday I picked up this book.

Now to find time to actually make one!

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Crocheting for charity

A colleague of mine who is a Mental Health Chaplain has sent out a request to the church community asking if there are people who could crochet flowers to be made into fridge magnets.    Having already made some crochet brooches I asked her if she would like them too, as they are being sold in aid of a mental health support group.  The group meets in a coffee shop on a Monday afternoon.    I then began to wonder what else would look good crocheted and was quick and easy to make.    I came up with paper clip butterflies which you can see in the picture, only made two so far but plan to make many more.

The other news is that the next batch of pop-a-bobbin shuttles will be in Jane's shop tomorrow Wednesday, there is a lovely selection of woods as you can see in this post

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Fandango Doily finished

It has taken me weeks to complete this doily because I have had so many other things to do, and sadly not enough time to sit down and tat.   Off to see Jane this week for a few days and need to take some tatting with me, but can't decide what.

My son and his wife from Singapore are also with us at the moment, which is lovely as we rarely see them.    It has also given us an opportunity to visit many interesting places. The weather is at the moment typically 'British' a lot of rain and a little sunshine.    This is what one city did to decorate their shopping area.

It looked fantastic

Saturday 11 June 2016

Pop-a-bobbin shuttles and the Queen's Official Birthday

A new batch of shuttles will soon be on sale.  There has been a long gap since the last ones as 'im in the garage has been making other wooden items.   He has been completing an order from a restaurant who were wanting some very classy cutlery holders to be made, which I am unable to show you just yet.

It is quite an exciting weekend for us in UK as up and down the country people are celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday.     However, the typical English weather means that it is now raining in the south of England.    A few days ago it was really sunny and they were putting the finishing touches to this in the city of Bath.