Wednesday, 28 September 2011

make: pom pom cowl

Saw this long pom pom cowl on the purl bee blog the other day and happened to have just been given some old linen trousers that were no longer wanted so I had a go at making my own.

Working with what I had, I couldn't do it to the exact dimensions stated. I cut the back of the legs off the trousers, cut them to rectangles then sewed them together down one short edge to create one long piece approx 50" x 12". I then double folded the long edges so that not only the pom pom trim but also the fabric edge was caught inside before sewing.

I have worn it long and also doubled up and I love it!

I added a bit of decoration to the fabric by dipping the end of and old toilet roll tube in some bleach and stamping it on. Leave it for an hour or so to let the bleach work before washing.

I used 2m of pom pom trim which cost me £3 from a local haberdashery shop but everything else was free/recycled. £3 is pretty good for my new autumn scarf I think and its going to get a lot of wear.

x jo

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Autumn table

Set up our autumn seasons table today, we used nature items we found as well as some homemade autumn fairies and some items we recently recieved in an autumn craft exchange.

Come little leaves said the wind one day
Come over the meadow with me and play
Put on your dresses of red and gold
For summer is gone and the wind blows cold

Happy autumn everyone x


Monday, 26 September 2011

true, kind, necessary

I stand poised, ready, what will come of the journey. I don't know. The most exciting thing I think is not to know.

My aim is a more simple life, filled with beauty and nourishment. I believe we already have these things but we need to notice them more. My child, my love, the new life inside, they are what matter. Crafting, making and baking keep me moving. I hope you can join me on my journey.

Above all I wish my blog to be this - true, kind and necessary x