This is going to take two weeks to post! As usual I will include something from everyone but I can't use every single photo as it would take too many weeks. But I love seeing them all and it is so inspiring and so many good ideas! Thank you so much!
You are all a clever bunch. And very inventive. The photos are in no particular order other than I've tried to spread variety across the two weeks.
Plus I am including some little extras. Firstly we get to see Mary's kitchen. After she showed us some of the things she had painted I told her I would love to see the whole room!
It is so pretty! I would be so happy and at home in this kitchen. Mary made the under sink curtain and painted the lazy susan in this picture...
Thank you Mary your kitchen is gorgeous!
With lots of baby formula cans available to me I was thrilled to see what Fiona has made. A supply of beautiful storage containers...
My friend Nerilie just became a Grandmother again. She has a new Grandson. Nerilie and I lived in the same country town for many years. We used to got to an embroidery group together. Like me she has had a long break from embroidery but took it up again because of a new baby on the way. This is the blanket she made...
She did a beautiful job and I love the sheep!
Maria made a crochet rug for one of her Grandsons and is working on another for her other Grandson and one for her Grand daughter. She put her Grandsons initial in the corner.
It's beautiful, colourful and a big rug too. Well done Maria!
Rachel sent me photo's of timber that they have come by. I am including this for Bluey but I really wanted to see the photos as I love to imagine all the possibilities. Rachel said they think it came from bridge supports. So it is huge. Don't ask me how they moved it!
Rachel now we want to see what it becomes next!
Meanwhile Rachel finished a quilt. She found the fabric and completed squares already made up in the op shop!
So Rachel set about assembling the quilt She backed it with two op shop blankets as she wanted it to be really warm then she quilted it. What a fantastic result! Truly beautiful. I always say about making the most of things that come out way. This takes it to the next level!
Rosanne made kitchen towels with a crochet edging. I love these! First of all you need to know she bought a large table cloth from the op shop for $1. She cut this up and hemmed the pieces to make cloths/t towels then she worked the edging. This picture shows half of them...
This is an example of how little such beautiful things can cost! I just love them and what lovely gifts too. Many times I find lovely old tablecloths and they have a mark on them. When cutting them up this is no problem! You can make kitchen towels or serviettes etc. for so very little! Well done Roasanne. She also made her Grandson slippers.
Jen in NC completed socks. Take a look at the pattern!
Jen also made both strawberry jam and strawberry reserves and included a jar of each in the picture. Beautiful. She also has other things on the go but won't say until they are finished! Knowing Jen they will be beautiful things too.
Garden Pat has been making trivets. We would call them place mats I think.
She is making ten sets! Each set is different according to the colours of her daughters and daughter in laws. I have seen a fair few and they are all beautiful. Plus she is fast at making them!
These are beautiful and I thought a very good idea for anyone with little bits of fabrics. Lovely work Pat!
Christine made the most amazing quilt. It is all made from old jeans! This is so clever, recycling and a brilliant gift for a man, boy, teenage boy...
I would say this will last forever too. I love the row of pockets along the side. For a child these count hold toys and books. Really beautiful work Christine!
Well I am at about the half way point so the rest will be next Wednesday. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing what you have been making. Every time we do this I get new ideas and others must too. That is half the battle, inspiration and ideas.
Lets make August a wonderful month as suddenly Christmas is seeming a lot closer!
I hope your week is going well. What are you currently working on? Do you have any supplies but are not sure what to make? We could all help each other with that.