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Posts in September 2010

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Crochet of the Day: Beyond the Square ♥ Motif 76

Crochet of the Day: Beyond the Square Motif 76

Crochet of the Day: Beyond the Square ♥ Motif 76

The Dolce Ella Purse...

   Pikake Flower & Aquamarine

The Dolce Ella Purse is this weeks sewing show & tell. I was hoping to have had the SEW Hip! Butterfly Quilt finished today...


But as I mentioned on Monday, I couldn't resist playing in the sun in Saturday so I am a little behind on the quilt (the binding still needs adding).

Thank God for Nicole Mallalieu and her

wonderful little sewing kits!


Purse Kit


A while back I made Nicole's 200mm Frame Purse; this time around I opted to make the 150mm Frame Purse.  I have christened this purse the Dolce Ella after...


Tanya Whelan's gorgeous fabric Ella (in Ice)

from her Dolce range ...

(see what I did!)

Dolce Ella In Ice

As with the first purse, this pattern is really easy to follow. I think it only took me a couple hours to make including my usual pffafing about.


I was baffled by over one of the steps.



Purse Frame & piping cord

Towards the end of the instructions, before you glue on your frame, you are given the the option to 'sew' the piping cord into the seam allowance of the lining.

I have absolutely no memory of that being an option on the last purse.



Piping Cord & Needle


Sewing in the piping cord before glueing the frame on

makes life so much easier.

How did I miss it last time?!


  Gutermann Creativ Glue

Glueing the frame on, proved to be a doddle this time round also...

it went on first time,

there was no excess glue dribbling down the sides,

and best of all..

I didn't have glue all over me!


  Dolce Ella Purse


Making things for show & tell is only part of the attraction of Blogland...

the other side of it all is the presentation.

There is nothing more exciting to me than taking photos of the process. The Dolce Ella was no exception; the fabric I used is in the colourway called 'Ice'.


I thought I would play this

and brought out my jewellery box.


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I may not have diamonds to play with but I do have an ...

awesome &

Über blingy

Aquamarine bracelet with matching knuckle duster!


Dolce Ella Purse & Aquamarine Bracelet


I love this particular piece of bling, it's a real eye catcher and looks amazing on when you have a tan. 

But after a few shots I started to wonder if by changing the jewellery

the purse might take on a different look & feel;

a new persona.


 Island Flower & Dolce Ella

Apparently it does.



Island Flower & Dolce Ella

With the bling gone and an island flower put in it's place, my Dolce Ella took on a more

lighthearted younger feel...



Island Flower & Dolce Ella

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Beyond the Square ♥ Crochet Motif 42

  Beyond the Square ♥ Crochet Motif 42

Crochet of the Day: Beyond the Square Motif 42

Beyond the Square ♥ Crochet Motif 42


Crochet: Tea for two...

      Crochet: Tea For Two

Crochet: Tea for two
is the project that nearly wasn't...


Summer gatecrashed this weekend 

leaving me with no option but to head to the beach.

My husband was already down there teaching, so I happily spent the day watching him, his entourage and the seagulls messing about in the water. 

I love my life!

I could have easily gone down to the beach the next day to lap up some more sun but I was uncomfortably aware that I wouldn't have anything for Monday's show & tell. To ease the discomfort I decided to crochet a quick project...

and there is nothing quicker than coasters!

Check these cuties out...


Crochet: Tea For Two


Crochet: Tea For Two


  Crochet: Tea For Two


Crochet: Tea For Two


Crochet: Tea For Two


Crochet: Tea For Two




Flickr Fest...Best Butterflies!

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Flickr Fest Best
is all about butterflies...






With names like that, what's not to like?




 shady places butterfly

Flickr Fest Best: Mossy Owls



Paper Butterflies

 Flickr Fest Best: Kasaa

Maya Road Butterfly

Flickr Fest Best: Fiona Carter

  Food Art

Flickr Fest Best: The Dogs Bollox

  Flower & Butterfly wall art

Flickr Fest Best: 100percentdelicate


  Paper Butterflies

Flickr Fest Best: Kasaa


Wooden handle purse, spring butterflies

Flickr Fest Best:  Jennifer Ladd Handmade


Nail Art- one stroke

Flickr Fest Best: Blogwiese