I'm quite pleased with these. Especially the machine embroidery - I had good fun doing that.
The backing fabric was the starting point colour-wise - it's coffee themed so it was perfect for this project.
Now I just need to buy some 'sweet treats' to go along with the mug rugs.
Emily has a party to attend this weekend, so I decided to make a little reversible bag for her friend.
I almost got it finished in the time Oliver was at playschool. It took a bit longer as I broke a needle - I always seem to when making bags. After that the machine wouldn't work properly. I tried re-threading a few times, changing the needle, cleaning out the lower bobbin case.
Last chance saloon was a final go at changing the needle and tightening it up a bit more. Finally it worked. I was close to crying and checking out new machines on the Argos website.
Hopefully I've no more drama with it for a while!
I feel like I just lost a few weeks of my life!
First I got the flu. Then a very chesty cough. And then a tummy bug. And in the middle of that DH was abroad for a few days so I was looking after the kids alone, and very sick. It's one of those times when it would be nice to live closer to my family.
So all the crafting I'd done since Christmas ground to a halt. There were days I was too tired to even hold knitting needles. That doesn't happen too often!
Now I'm back to the dolly dresses.
And I'm working on a variation to my Anna-Beth knitted doll pattern. I'm not sure yet if I'll make a pattern of it. Or maybe offer the variation as a freebie.
It depends if it looks nice once done I suppose!