What have I been up to

You might well ask! I’ve been running on fast forward for quite some time now, think that the time has come to slow down a little and maybe tidy up the whirlwind of mess that I have left in my trail!!

I shall add a load of photos and add a few comments…I’ll be here all day otherwise lol! Not in any particular order we have:-


My haul from The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace last Sunday. We had such a lovely day, got up early for the 2 hour drive…I am so lucky to have a husband that likes to take me to these events, he’s a keeper! He also carries lots of bags Red heart




3 gorgeous Make-Up bags using “Anna’s Sminkepung” pattern by Norwegian designer AnnAKa. The pattern is in Norwegian, I found the pictures were very useful lol! I do love this pattern, it is great fun to put together



I spun up some of my Red Twinkle blend hoping that it would be fine enough to make the new mitten pattern of mine, but as is usual, after setting the twist it came out as DK and not 4ply/fingering as I had hoped. Time to spin up some more maybe….






I made my Mum this gorgeous quilt, it is from a brilliant book called Crazy Shortcut Quilts. This way of quilting really suits my way of sewing. Using the gorgeous embroidery/quilting/decorative stitches on my wonderful sewing machine is a bonus. I was making it for her for Christmas, but felt the need to send her a hug so I sent it straight away Winking smile


I made a Poplar Bag for a customer…love these fabrics by designer Nel Whatmore


Some needle cases and a grab bag for my shop


Finished my Tangled Yoke cardigan by Eunny Jang, this has been in my projects queue for years. Only now did I feel ready to knit the endless stocking stitch, knitting the tangled cabled yoke was what kept me going. Quite a fiddly knit but I love the results…still need to find 12 deep red buttons for it though


I made 2 more of my Poplar bags using the Brandon Mabley fabric bought at Ally Pally, and have made a couple of make up bags with the same fabric, but not photographed them yet.


Green and red tomato chutney and chilli jam


last Saturday we emptied all the pots and baskets of summer bedding plants…quite a sad job really as I remember the fun I had with my Mum filling them up in April…

Our house and garden need a lot of attention but while I am on this creative journey I shall keep sewing and do a spot of sorting things out as I go, 15 minutes a day is all it takes….my timer is broken though! Smile with tongue out


PS…I have created even more lovely things but these are all I have managed to photograph right now Winking smile

You can see more photos of everything I’ve been doing here….

About picperfic

I dye luxurious fibre blends for spinners and felters, and sew beautiful bags, project bags and needle/hook organisers to a very high standard, using designer fabrics and then I photograph them!
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10 Responses to What have I been up to

  1. empress27 says:

    Those bags are stunning. I intend to teach myself to sew one day as I would love to make myself a knitting needle holder in some gorgeous fabrics.

  2. You make me breathless just reading this! Everything you make is so tasteful, colourful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. josiekitten says:

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Each photo is a work of art. I love your Ally Pally fabrics, I’d like a closer rummage!! And the quilt you have sewn is going to make your Mum very, very happy!

  4. thimbleanna says:

    Holy Cow Marianne — I need a rest just reading all you’ve been doing! Your little make-up bags are so pretty — I love the bright happy colors. And the quilt is beautiful too — I’ll bet your Mum loved it. Thanks for the link to the Tangled cardigan — yours looks so lovely — I’m off to check it out now!

  5. mandymunroe says:

    Thanks for sharing, I missed it this year. Glad you brought some treats back!

  6. nicolette says:

    Your fabric projects, pouches and quilts are all so cheerful and beautiful Marianne!

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