Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

Well done everyone who guessed Thumbelina for July’s (was it the joke about her own size that gave it away?), here’s what I’ve managed so far on her


Here she is in her walnut boat, as she gets away from the mole (who she didn’t want to marry because she would have to live underground!) Left to do is some backstitch on the walnut and her mouth, and then the blue of the water underneath her and a couple of fishes! Hopefully she’ll be finished this weekend, and I’ll be able to move onto August’s block.

So, August’s fairytale? This was written by the Grimn brothers, although it doesn’t seem to be massively dark and depressing. It’s about four OAPs who decide to move to a retirement home especially for them (they all come from different places, but meet up en-route to this retirement home), with lots of lovely entertainment options. However, along the way they find a house to sleep in (and really confusing a band of robbers while they’re at it), and end up staying there until they die.

This week I’ve been working (and nearly finishing) my first sock for the KAL… I wasn’t expecting to have gotten on quite this fast! Especially seeing as how this is the second pair of socks I’m knitting cuff-down. I definitely prefer knitting tow-up! But I guess it’s good to stretch yourself from time to time πŸ™‚


I also didn’t realise until I looked at a picture of the finished pair on ravelry to figure out what I was doing for the foot patterning, that all my slip stitches where YF, when I should’ve had yb. However, I really like what happened! I think it looks like a spirally ladder now, which is really cool! So I’m not upset about this at all.


Then, because I’m insane (in a good way…) I decided that Friday night was an excellent time to start a new craft (shh, I won’t tell if you don’t!). This is a pin cushion I made yesterday and this morning using something called EPP. You cut shapes out of card (in this case hexagons), and fold fabric around them. Then you can stitch the edges of different hexagons together to make the item.

EPPpincushionI’m not entirely sure what to do with this now- I don’t want to use it as a pincushion myself, because I like my old one so much! Ahh well.



Comments on: "August’s OUAT fairy tale" (7)

  1. I like how your socks turned out! The spiral makes it more interesting! πŸ™‚ And your pincushion is cute! I may make this for a sewer/quilter I know!

  2. wow, if they are the results from EPP (which Id never heard of by the way), then I may have to give it a go! Thumbelina looks totally adorable, especially her lovely red hair, hope that walnut will keep her afloat! I wish I could have a guess at August’s fairytale but I have no idea! πŸ™‚

  3. creative pixie said:

    Your pincushion looks great, you wouldn’t know it’s the 1st you’ve used this technique. What will you be making next? Jean

  4. pin-cushion looks cute.. wow.. how a YF and Yb makes a huge differences is really amazes me.. but the spiral looking really makes it unique.. πŸ˜‰

  5. […] I also said that I would give some more clues about the August block (you can find the first clues here and second here). So this time, I was going to talk about how the animals inherited their house […]

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