Tuesday, 20 August 2013

In Today's Metro...

Awww, bless! I quite fancy knitting a little bird's nest now....

Monday, 19 August 2013

Quilting Workshops at Just Quilting

I've just booked myself and my mum in for a "Christmas Crafts" workshop in November with Just Quilting in Camperdown, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Eeee! I'm very excited already.  I might have to start stocking up on Christmassy fabrics... seeing as I already have over half of the Christmas presents for people this year already bought.  Don't worry, I'm not mental, it just makes life easier to spread the cost throughout the year. 

Christmas Christmas Christmas!

Beautiful fabric from this shop.
Exciting exciting exciting!

Basically, as soon as my birthday is over (first week of August), I start getting excited and begin to make presents....


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Dribble Bib Practice!

I've been practicing making dribble bibs with microfibre cloths (my sewing machine went mental when I tried using towels, and they were too thick for bibs too). More to follow!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Brazilian Prisoners Knitting

I've just read this news story about Brazilian prisoners working for designer Raquel Guimares, knitting pieces for sale across Brazil and even exported to the US and Japan.  I think it's a fantastic idea, the prisoners receive 75% of the minimum wage for their work and 25% of what they earn is put aside for their release. 

They also get one day taken from their sentence for every three days of knitting.  These men are being taught a skill, they're given something that will give them satisfaction to complete and they are able to earn money for when they finish their sentences.  

Brill.  More of this sort of thing!