Saturday, August 25, 2012

Grey Gifts

I recently sent a couple of hand made items to a friend in Canada, and now that I know they have arrived, I can show you what I made.

A circular scarf made using this free pattern on Ravelry (I didn't make it as wide as the pattern).


And a clutch from this fantastic tutorial. I used a 100% wool fabric harvested from a pair of paints, it was a little difficult to work as the wool wouldn't iron in to a crisp fold like the cotton in the tutorial, but I think it turned out well.

Clutch strip


I harvested the lining from a thrifted jumpsuit I knew I was never going to wear.


I actually finished making the scarf back in October last year, which would have arrived for the recipient's birthday had it not taken me 10 months to weave in those ends! You can see how little Charlie was when I tried to get him to model it...


he wasn't very happy with helping me out.

Charlie Infinity scarf strip

Anyway, I was on a sewers high after finishing the clutch, I want to do more sewing! I was so excited, I went over to Rae's and bought her Flashback Skinny Tee pattern. Now I'm just waiting for the powercord/pedal to be found to my sister's overlocker which I've borrowed.

I hope you're enjoying any projects you've got on the go.


  1. I love that handbag! Maggie, I've nominated you for a little blog award...cause I really love visiting this space of yours. Feel free to join along...or disregard completely ;-) x

  2. it's getting colder - i'll be able to wear the scarf soon! x