Marian knitted a little girls jumper and she also made a girls scarf. Lovely!
Plus she made knitted washcloths and used a beautiful printed band for presentation.
I think this looks fantastic.
And also an apron which she paired with a cookbook. The cookbook she got on special and I notice the colours go with with the apron too! What a beautiful gift.
Patti made a heavenly title girls Tutu. She also made a matching headband. This looks like fairy floss and so pretty!
Janine made her first socks! She sends thanks to all the ladies here who encouraged her and offered advice. It worked! Her Mum was a sock knitter and left all her needles and yarn to Janine so she has had the supplies.
Plus she loved it and already gave some to her brother who was thrilled with them.
Janine, I think you should be very proud as you have done a beautiful job!
Vicky (in between harvesting and canning!) is working on a beautiful crochet rug. I love the colour!
Jane made made Bluey a bathroom bag for when they re travelling. She made a loop on it to go over the door in an effort to try and stop him from leaving it behind!
Also a gorgeous baby rug and hat...
And a table runner for her table....
She also made cork coaster and a trivet from corks she was given. And her daughter has been painting old pots and potting up flowers. I love this as we all have old pots that we could make over.
That was a big month! All beautiful!
Jeanette worked crochet edgings on tablecloths and a pillowcase for her daughter.
I love the idea of working an edge around a table cloth!
She also made a quilt using her son's fraternity t shirts. I think this is amazing and another idea for boys!
Jeanette that is fabulous!
Mel C is working on a child's quiet book.
These are her winter pages...
This is an idea I would love to copy. I thought of the old Fuzzy Felts we had which were felt shapes you arranged on a board.... I loved those too!
She also made crafts with her son and the sweetest skirt for herself...
I love the print and the shape of this skirt!
Mel also made Dandelion Balm, massage oil and has Vanilla extract started...
It is beautiful watching this infuse and get darker and darker until is smells divine.
You did a lot this month Mel, well done.
Roseanne finished another kitchen towel from her cut up table cloth. She crochets her edge then sews it on.
I am working on crochet edgings again as I have finished my last rug for a while. Thank you Rosanne for telling me this different way of doing it!
Thank you everyone for all the lovely photos! I have more than I used as I just couldn't fit them all in but thank you! Thank you too for all the encouraging comments both here and on Vicky's garden and canning. Encouraging each other and building each other up is a big thing. It takes courage to show what you have been making in public and to give as gifts. These days it even takes courage to say you are a homemaker, live by your faith or save money etc. The world can be very critical and try to tear you down!
When that happens you need to have your feet firmly planted on solid ground. I have written before about getting told I was wasting my time bringing up my own children, keeping home, making my own gifts, cooking etc. This week Andy was told it is "not appropriate" to be a Christian in todays modern world. Happily he has his feet on solid ground and was more amazed than discouraged.
So I am going to end with my motto for all things homemaking!
I hope you are having a wonderful week! Keep working away on your wares and your nest! xxx