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My Sophies Universe CAL

 

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FINISHED! My Sophie stayed square thoughout.

I am loving this CAL – Crochet-A-Long! It is superbly designed and tutorialised (Is that a word?) by Dedri Uys of Look At What I Made. The CAL will finish at the end of May 2015.
here is the link:
http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/sophies-universe-cal-2015/sophies-universe-cal-2015-information/

I am crocheting this for my Granddaughter, Stacy. It will be for her bed, but not to tuck in, just to lay over the end, as hers will be a double bed, to accommodate her other grandparents when they visit. Mom has chosen the colours.

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I have decided to do a second one in cotton thread, in white, variegated pink/purple and variegated blues. I’ve just started this one, so no photo just yet.

UPDATE: April 2015

I missed quite a few, but I have started teaching crochet classes, and am making 4 blankets at the same time! BUSY!!!!

Here is where I got to with my Sophie’s Universe:

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Well, actually it was quite a bit further, all the way to Round 80, but I neglected to take a photo!!

Then I decided I wanted to keep it to 4 sides only, and frogged (ripped out – rip it! rip it! rip it!) from round 80 back to Round 36! I have started over, writing it up as I go, as I want to make one of my others the same way.

So, here is the reworked Sophie, which I have dubbed Sophie’s Galaxy, as it will follow the long side rounds from Sophie’s Universe.

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Siiiiighhhh, A long way to go!

 

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Mosaic

Mosaic is a relatively new interest, but I’ve dabbled in time gone by. I’ve done a few mirror frames, but can’t get the photo’s right to post!

Here’s my Easter Cross

Painting on Fabric

I love to paint on fabric. I use my own artwork, although I do use well-known subjects too, as you will see.
The Kiddies Characters are for whatever purpose you can think of: Wall Hangings, Linens, Clothing, and can also be painted onto any other surface. Please excuse the marks on some of these, but my Grandchildren have “helped” and I can’t get the stains out. These are samples, so no matter.
The others make great placemats or cushions.
Gallery

Decoupage

Wooden Trays

decoupage  (ˌdeɪkuːˈpɑːʒ) n.

  1. the art or process of decorating a surface with shapes or illustrations cut from paper, card, etc
  2. anything produced by this technique

C20: from French, from découper  to cut out, from de-  + couper  to cut]

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I have been Decoupaging for about 10 years. I started on wooden objects and moved on to Fabric, Glass, Enamel, Metal, all kinds of surfaces! In fact, if it stayed still, I wanted to decoupage it! They make wonderful gifts, decor items and are lovely to make.

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Candlewicking

What Is Candlewicking?
Candlewicking is a type of embroidery done on 100-percent cotton unbleached muslin, which has not been preshrunk.
The candlewicking fabric is washed after stitching; the shrinking of the muslin will not only hold the knots, but it also will give the puckered look of traditional candlewicking.

Cushion