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This is where I share my love of all things handmade. All yarny and stitchy goodness...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Another little Ta Dah!

This is another doily that I made a few weeks ago. It's actually four motifs joined to make one square doily. I found the pattern in a magazine published by Rowan called Winter Kids. I used a cotton and acrylic mix made by Rico, it a nice yarn to work with, not too hard and not too soft. I think it looks great on the white table in the kitchen.

But, it looks just as nice with a jug of white roses.

It's my birthday today. I'm another year older but not any wiser. So, I will post about my lovely presents later. See you then, Lor xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A little Taa dah!

Here is a little hooky happiness. I made this a few weeks ago using scraps of Rico Essential cotton, which I use for edging the dishcloths.
I did a little scalloped edge on it.
This is a close up of the stitches. I got the idea from an old Ikea magazine and thought it would bring a nice bit of colour to my bedroom.
Its a colourful doily which is going to look good on my bedside cabinet.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hot off the needles

This is the yarn. Scrummy colours?
I bought this lovely sock yarn at Jeans Wool Shop on the Creagh Road in Belfast. Its from Opal and the colour is called Fischer.
These are the finished socks. I finished them on Friday night. I think I will give them to Lou, she loves the hand knitted socks that DM made for her.

This is a close up of them. I don't know what it is about using fine yarn and fine needles, but I really enjoy it and my tension always looks lovely and even.
This is the toe. The pattern I was using had a very strange way of finishing the toe which, I didn't like so I used the pattern that DM uses for finishing these toes.

I have quite a few more Taa Dah moments to show, so I will be back soon. Lor xx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

It's been soooooooo long!

I cannot believe how long it's been since I last posted on my blog. Shame on me!

I's not as if I've led such an uninteresting life, there's been lots of things happening. It's just that blogging came very low on my list of priorities.

Anyway I'm back with a really boring photo. It's my first harvest of potatoes. They were dug up on Sunday and they went down really well with roast chicken, minted peas and carrots, all washed down with a little glass of white wine. Yum...

Fingers crossed I will have more time to blog in future.

Bye for now. Lor xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Open Studio

Oh boy it's been such a long time since my last post, but here at LoViHandmade we have been busy getting ready for this open studio.
It will be held in my home on Saturday 27th November, from 10.00 until 2.00.
Honey B cupcakes (aka Barbara) will be there selling all sorts of scrumptious goodies. Heather of ragbutton fame will also be showcasing her lovely textile work and handmade cards. There will also be lots of lovely homebaked items made by Joan of Good to Eat and not forgetting LoViHandmade's knitting and crochet.
Tea and coffee will be served and a percentage of the profits will go to Children in Need.
So, come along get some Christmas gifts and help charity.

See you there...

Monday, 21 June 2010

It's been a long time

I almost forgot I had a blog...
I will be posting an update of what I've been up to. So, hang in there, I'll be updating soon.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Busy, busy, busy...

This is quite a long post, but hopefully it will give you a flavour of what I make.
It's been busy here at LoViHandmade the last few weeks.
This was the scene this morning as I sat in the kitchen with the May issue of "Country Homes and Interiors", a cup of Red bush tea and some hooky happiness...
We have just finished an order for our dishcloths. This was an order that DB (Dear Brother) got from some work colleagues. I think they look rather cute and hope that they will like them. DM (Dear Mum) knit the dishcloths and I crocheted around the edges.

I've also been trying out my new MOO cards and using them as swing tickets. they work quite well, but when I order more I think I will use a single colour and matching ribbon.
Here are some of the Easter birdie brooches I made from felt with little touches of embroidery.
Here are some more, but a different shape...
Then, here are some Daisy brooches to put you in the mood for Spring...
This is a selection of the Heart brooches I made for Valentines Day