Andalutheean Knitted Dishcloth

This morning I picked up my needles to whip up something quick and easy while I was waiting for lunch time to roll around.

I went for the Andalutheean dishcloth. It was a very quick knit, and the simple stitch pattern was very easy to remember whilst knitting, but looks a bit fancier than plain stocking stitch.

I have been talking about making my own household items for a long time, and finally have my first dish cloth. Yey!

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Strawberry Moonbeam

I have been knitting, crocheting and sewing for years, and in the past I have ventured into selling my creations with some success. Since we moved back to the UK two years ago I have intended to start up again, but for one reason or another it has been put on the back burner. Last spring I decided I really wanted to give it another go, but the store engine I tried to use kept having problems so I lost heart once again. My wonderful other half, Ric, came to my rescue, and slowly (oh so slowly) started to build me a custom store. Read more

Making pages

I recently developed a small obsession with grimoires and old books, and decided to have a go at making my own. I have collected the relevant supplies and made a start on preparing the pages.

I wanted to give my book an olde worlde feel, so I am tearing the edges of all the pages and staining them with tea. The stack of pages in the picture are the ones I have torn so far, and the top sheet has been tea stained to see how it turned out. I was happy with the result. The colour is just what I was hoping for and the paper dried with a crispy, brittle feel to it, which I think helps it seem older. Read more