We all know the feeling, the nights are drawing in and getting colder so we go out less and look for things to keep us busy in the long winter months.
So, at the risk of creating yet more UFOs I’ve been looking at starting some winter projects.
You probably also know that I am a bit of a flitterer when it comes to crafts and often have more than one thing on the go at the same time. Well, winter will be no exception.
I know that I have a few UFOs to complete already but I’ve also lined up a few projects that I shall be working on over the next few months.
Winter Project 1 – An Old Shirt Quilt
On a recent wardrobe sort out (after the realisation that I am so NOT going to get my slim figure back no matter what I do) I found myself with a pile of shirts which actually work well together in terms of pattern and colour.
So I have decided to do a basic patchwork quilt with them.
It’s going to mean hacking them into squares and hand sewing each one together (as I want it as neat as possible).
I’m not sure if I’ll add any decoration stitches to it yet, only time will tell – I’ve yet to start cutting …
Winter Project 2 – Granny Square Crochet Throw
Winter evenings are inevitably cold so I am looking at making a throw. I’m not that good at knitting but can crochet so thought that I would try and do a throw made up of lots of granny squares.
I’ve done a couple of test squares recently and found a really simple pattern that means I can do a few squares each evening (time permitting of course).
I may have to invest in some more colourful crochet cotton though as that grey colour is a wee bit depressing :/ (although weirdly in this photo it does have a purple tint – it’s not like that in real life – imagine school uniform grey – blurgh).
I’ll share the pattern in a future blog post (mind you, if you’ve done granny squares before, you’ve probably already got it).
There will be more cards, Inkadinkado Stamping Gear projects, blogging (hopefully as I finish each UFO and also I will keep you posted on the progress of these winter projects) and also some munching of Christmassy snacks :)
Anyway, that’s my initial winter workload sorted, what winter projects have you got lined up?
Thanks for reading.
See you again soon.