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12 April 2013

A couple of quickies

 Sometimes you just want instant satisfaction from a project don't you?

A quick, one day, or few days to give you a break from the long term commitment type project.  I made the two things I'm going to show you today around about the time I was procrastinating over my dining room seat covers.  They've been hanging around since then, waiting for a moment to be shown.

This first little project I love.  It was a very pleasurable day spent in the craft room, faffing with fabrics and trims.  Using some of the little hexie pieces I got in a swap a while ago.  The idea is not mine, not one tiny bit of it came from my head.  It's another Nana Co creation that was so fabulous, I couldn't bear not to have my own.


 This second one though....

Naa, not so much.  The pattern I like, it's cute.  But I didn't have enough in one yarn or the other to make the whole thing, so I decided to use both.  A mistake, I don't like it.

I really like both colours separately, but really I wish I had enough of the duck egg blue colour to make the whole thing.  I would have been much happier if I had.

It was very quick to make, so one day, if I find the right colour I might do it again.... properly!

Pattern:  Shortie Shell Caplet by Kathy North
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in Pale Lime (031) and Pale Teal (011)





S x





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31 comments:

  1. Such pretties!! Love! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo Holly

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  2. Gorgeous pincushion! I have just made one using a very similar design! :) x

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  3. I know what you mean about a quick project! It does the Soul good doesn't it. Love the pin cushion and like the inventive use of photography for the Shortie Shell Caplet :)

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  4. I love the cute hexie pincushion, and your caplet, I think it's really nice xx

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  5. I love the cute hexie pincushion, and your caplet, I think it's really nice xx

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  6. Så sweet it is everything you make. I love it.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend

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  7. Those green colours are just up my street, I love the caplet... I also love the word caplet!

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/zippy-2.html

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  8. I love those greens on that caplet, they are right up my street - I also love the word caplet!

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/zippy-2.html

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  9. Fab pincushion and caplet - love the colours you used!

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  10. Such a sweet pincushion!! I am working on some hexies for a project! They are so fun to make! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  11. boy do I ever 'hear' you about short projects! All I've made since last Fall have been afghans & blankets! Okay...that isn't exactly true! I'm sitting next to 2 tables that my hubby made for me that I crocheted a fitted, giant granny topper for (each). Those took an afternoon.
    Well I for one love BOTH of your projects Sandra! Blue/Green combos have always been my favorite color combinations (throw in some yellow and I'm REALLY happy! *lol!* ) Your shawl is scrumptious! I love how it co-ordinates with your wristies!

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  12. in my opinion, they are both wonderful!!!!
    happy weekend Sandra, xxxx Ale

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  13. Such a gorgeous pincushion! The caplet does look lovely on you, very pretty, Wendy xx

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  14. Sandra your pincushion is quite, quite delicious! I've seen Nana's work and often thought I'd like one of these, you actually got on and made one. Grr I'm seeing so many things that I've been MEANING to do for years, and now someone else has done it, so NO EXCUSE!! Lovely. Lxx

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  15. What an adorable pin cushion. Looks way to fiddly for me to make... But so darn cute with the little lace and trim and mini hexies. Awwww. And the shawl. Great pattern. Think it looks great even if you have used two colors but it probably would be even more fab in just one colour. I am looking forward to see you make this again in... Maybe earthy camel color for fall. Or creamy white for summer dresses...
    Happy Weekend Sandra
    Annette

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  16. Your work is so delicate, Sandra. I love that pretty little pincushion.Very cute.
    I had the duck egg blue too and because it's so expensive, I tried putting a little bit of it in every project I was working on. I would love to knit a whole item in that colour. I love the two colours together and your capelet is very fine indeed. Another well-done!!!x

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  17. What a sweet pin cushion, love the little animal details.

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  18. Your sewing is so beautiful and neat! Have a lovely weekend, x

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  19. Love that pin cushion, I am so going to have to make one of those!

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  20. Beautiful makes. I love the kitten patch on the pincuchion. Best wishes, Pj x

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  21. The caplet is beautiful and the little pin chushion exquisite with the little hexes so well chosen.

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  22. Gorgeous pincushion and caplet (I like it!). And gorgeous photos as always :)

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous Sandra... Both of them...so so pretty...:0)) have a question to you...do I come up as a no reply with disqus????

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  24. your dining room seat covers are gorgeous; such a lovely project it is! The capelet is nice too and the hexagons...

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  25. Hi Stina,

    Thanks so much for your comment. You don't come up as no reply on Disqus, this email comes up for me to reply to. I guess you had to enter it though, to leave the comment? It doesn't link to your blog though I'm afraid....

    Sandra x

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  26. Sandra, your hexie pincushion is darling and just as cute as Amy's! What is the kitty fabric you used? That is so sweet....I love it!

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  27. Theses are so sweet! imidesignstudio.com

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