One ‘Me’ project complete!!

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Firstly I wanted to share this peg bag with you.  I suddenly realised mid-week that it was my Sister-in-laws birthday on Friday.  A quick look on pinterest and I found this peg bag pattern.  It was a case of rummaging through my stash to see what I could come up with.  I found this piece of thick striped fabric, (sorry the stripes in the photo have gone all fuzzy) hopefully nice and durable but I didn’t have anything suitable for the contrast colour.  In the end I decided to use part of a denim skirt that no longer fits me and it worked brilliantly.  I was really pleased with the results especially the way the red rik rak created a scalloped edge to the pockets.

I really am not keeping to my challenge to make only things for myself or the home this month but people will have birthdays in January!!  But….

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….. I did finish my shawl, and with plenty of time to spare.  I am ever so pleased with it.  the yarn is so soft and snugly and I love the way the pattern has worked out.  I didn’t have enough yarn to  complete all the rows or the edging but nevertheless it it still a good size.  I used this pattern and the yarn they suggested but I think I must have worked it up a bit loose.

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I didn’t want a permanent fastening, so I found this lovely big wooden button and attached it to a toggle so that I can wear it with or without!

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Also … I added some decopatch to the frames I mentioned in my previous post and although at first I wasn’t sure, when I held them up against the wall where I wanted them hung, they looked just right.  So now I am just waiting to get a suitalble opportunity when we are all about for a family photoshoot!!  Some nice sunny weather would be good, so it may have to wait until spring!!

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The only disappointment with the frames was that the buttons just didn’t look right with the frames once they were decopatched so now I need to think of a project to use them on – any ideas welcome!!

I have also worked a little more on my Owl and Flower Granny blanket but to be honest I am struggling for motivation at the moment and keep putting it to one side to do other things.  I think maybe it is because I have worked all the owl squares and I’m now at the stage of adding all the beaks and feet.  I really must try to get motivated again!!

I’m still itching to get on and do another felted animal so maybe next week!!

Happy creating!!

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