Monday, 25 May 2015

makes for YDC 132 May 2015

A little time has passed and I promised I would promote the YDC auctions this time round. And they started yesterday on ,but there is still time to involve yourself by bidding as they will finish on the 28th of the month. It's a special one to the memory of tiskets / Leslie's daughter, who died recently and the nominated charity (that changes every month) is Mary Ann Evans Hospice
Anyway, this month I have listed quite a few of my 'makes' so will share a few. Still on the patchwork there is a book cover. I do like crazy patchwork as you can use all sorts of small bits of fabric

Next there are 2 sets of place mats, both starting as a 9 patch block which is cut and reassembled. Again nice and easy and I think very effective. (note to patchworkers: if I get any terminology wrong, please tell me. I am still a novice)

Next is a mug hug, although not as you know it. It ties around a mug and has a number of pockets to hold pens, scissors, ruler and what else you want handy on your desk. The beauty of this is the mug can have a crack or missing it's handle. I have made several of these, but so far I don't own one myself. But I will....

Now something completely different: book folding. I have seen a few examples of this and found it quite intriguing. I then found a CD with instructions and decided to give it a try. I have done several now and learned that a hard backed book gives better results than paperbacks. Also if it is an old book, the paper can be quite brittle, so care needs to be taken not to tear the pages. Anyway, here is my very first one, also listed in the YDC

That is all for now. Not sure what the next project will be. Maybe I will at long last get back to making bobbin lace. I have a UFO I started about 20 years ago, so I think it's time for me to get back to it