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March 5, 2012 / AllOurYesterdaze

Owl Tea Cosy

I’ve knitted an amusing owl tea cosy:-

I taught myself how to knit last month and this is only the second thing I’ve made following a pattern.

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January 24, 2012 / AllOurYesterdaze

Champagne Glass Birthday Card

I made a champagne glass birthday card for a friend:-

I used gold beads for the bubbles.

January 24, 2012 / AllOurYesterdaze

Rose Cushion

I’ve made a cushion – well it’s more than just a cushion, I think it’s a work of art. Certainly the best thing I’ve made for years and for once I didn’t follow a pattern, I designed it all myself.


1. The first thing I did was draw round a dinner plate, cut it out, sew it up and stuff it. Then using some vintage 1950s crochet thread I tatted some lace.


2. The next step was to sew the lace round the outside.


3. Then I made a rosette out of some ribbon.


4. And cut some leaves out of felt – which I embroidered some lines on to make them more leaf like.


5. I did six leaves in total.


6. I attached the leaves together.


7. Added the rose to them.


8. Ta-da! Here’s the finished cushion.

Very, very pleased with it. Usually I’m quite critical of things I make, but I can’t find anything wrong with it (so far).

January 7, 2012 / AllOurYesterdaze

60s Cushions

I got some 60s fabric so I thought I’d make some cushions from it.

They have spotty vintage material on the back:-

January 7, 2012 / AllOurYesterdaze

Music Notes Bookmark

I sewed a music notes bookmark for a friend’s Christmas present. I designed it myself on graph paper and did the notes in colours of the rainbow.

January 7, 2012 / AllOurYesterdaze

Pretty Flower Picture

I’ve had a busy Christmas making a few things. Here’s a picture I did in cross stitch as a Christmas present.

I bought a very nice frame for it.

November 29, 2011 / AllOurYesterdaze

Tatted Earrings

I’ve now made a few pairs of tatted earring for the York Does Vintage Fair I have a stall at on Saturday 3rd December.

Here’s all the pairs I’ve made so far:-

I’m selling them at £5 a pair.