Monday, April 21, 2014

My dirty little secret........

...not that dirty actually but it made you sit up and wonder didn't it!! haha. I'm working my way through my pile of UFO's and I've been sharing those with you as I go, what I haven't shared is this...

The UFO basket! Recently sorted through and half of it biffed out or put in the box for the op shops. 
There are a few things still in it however  requiring attention.

The pile of contents...

Hand knitted cardi which has faded patches.
Needs dyeing and new buttons.
Time living in basket - probably a year!

Two lovely shoulder wraps/scarves.
Need making into cushions, purple one may stay as a shawl.
Life in basket probably a year again!

Quilt top
Needs batting, backing & quilting
Life in basket...forever!

Pile of linen tea towels with recipes on them.
Need to make into door curtain for kitchen. Need more tea towels
Life in basket, a while and will be there until said tea towels are acquired

Black dress, bought new, still with label.
Need's shortening and shoulders adjusted.
Life in basket, who knows!

There was one other thing in there, a book full of cat crafts. One project I had started last year I think and got sidelined. I pulled it all out to see where I was with it. 
The next three photos are from the book


The dividing lines are appliqued on, I didn't like that idea much especially as the cats will be appliqued and that's more than enough appliqueing for anyone and I didn't want to be all appliqued out as I might want to applique something else down the line! 

This is as far as I had got, cutting out the cats! 

So this is the general idea of the layout 

This is as far as I got before the light rapidly went and it turned blimmin' cold!

Two kitties down, seven more to go.

Oh I did finish two sewing jobs, Joe needed a t-shirt shortened and I had a top for the beach (think floaty) that needed adjusting (read make the side seams wider!!) 

Tomorrow is an anniversary day, not a wedding or anything like that but the day ten years ago we landed in New Zealand for a new life.
I hope to put together some photos in a video but it might be a tall order, I've taken heaps of photos!

Anyway that's me done, see ya next time ♥



16 comments:

  1. I thought you were going to use the tea towels to make a quilt.

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    1. Been there done that! :-D Tea towel table cloth x lol

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  2. I dare not look in my piles of projects! That black dress needs to be dealt to, perfect for Fiji don't you think!! 10years? I feel like I have known you for longer than that, maybe in a previous life then, bet it was all skullduggery then!

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    1. I dare you to dive in!! :D Oh and deffo in a previous life lol!

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  3. Is that all? ;-) I better not show my UFO pile then!

    10 years! Doesn't time fly? I hate to say this but this Christmas it will have been 20 years ago that I came to the UK for a 'visit' - yikes how did it happen that I am still here??

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    1. Yeah not too bad BUT it's all the wanna do's that is really big lol! So many projects so little time! 20 years wow...

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  4. ...and I was feeling guilty for repairing a dress that had been n the mending pile for 2 years! x

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    1. You are absolved of your guilt my child! ;-D

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  5. Guess we all have our dirty little secrets,don't we??? LOL

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  6. LOL someone else with dirty little secrets... of the UFO type of course! The cats are cute....

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    1. Oh I have so many more!! Totally unrelated to crafts lol ;-D

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  7. I'm impressed with your UFO progress ... and I like your version of the kitty cushion better :0)
    xx

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    1. I'm just a machine....whose batteries may gove out at any time....like now! haha

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  8. I emptied my ironing basket yesterday, and filled a bag for the charity shop, kids clothes waaay too small and general crap, if I can't see it I ignore it, and I do that very well!! your kitty cushion is gorgeous and I look forward to your post about the move, NZ is a gorgeous piece of heaven x x x

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    1. I don't even have an ironing basket! I don't iron lol. Good on you for having a clear out.

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