Archive | March, 2013

Week 13: 27th March – 2nd April 2013

28 Mar

governors house edinburgh

Latest commission – an embellished photograph (transferred onto canvas) of the Governor’s House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh.


Week 12 d: 20th March – 26th March 2013

25 Mar

hapy easter card

Happy Easter card. Cross-stitch on Aida. Very simple.

Week 12 c: 20th March – 26th March 2013

25 Mar

crochet lace

Irish crochet lace (click on the photo to see the details). Made  using crochet cotton and 0.75 hook. Fiddly but beautiful. Might use it to edge a pillowcase.

Week 12 b: 20th March – 26th March 2013

25 Mar

yarn pot

OK, so any guesses?


Yes, that’s right. A little pot for my yarn. I crochet, and I also use nice wool that comes in skeins and has to be wound into balls. The only problem is, the little round balls roll all over the place and I spend my time chasing them across the room. Hence this creation. And it works. The balls whizz round inside, and the wool / crochet cotton comes out through the hole in the top. I’m going to have to make myself some in different sizes…

Week 12 a: 20th March – 26th March 2013

25 Mar

socks1 socks2

Well, we’ve been snowed in the last few days, with no electricity so I’ve been busy….first to be made were these socks, as modeled by my mother. Sock wool, hand-dyed stuff, bought on the Isle of Harris a year or so ago. Knitted on four needles. Really simple to knit.

Week 11: 13th March – 19th March 2013

16 Mar


Little cross-stitch design for a card. From the Tiddlers series by Mouseloft . Very quick and easy.

Week 10: 6th March – 13th March 2013

15 Mar


Autumn band sampler from the book  ‘Jo Verso’s Cross stitch Year’. I did the Spring and Summer ones previously – only Winter left to do now. Looks a lot more complicated than it is. Stitched on 28 count country style evenweave. Finished size 3.5 in x 9.5 in (9 cm x 24cm)

NB – actually finished this last week, but no chance to post a photo till now!