Many is the year that I have taken to my sewing table with items animal-y. And, because you asked (!), it’s now time for a run down. So, without further ado, for your viewing, pointing and laughing, pleasure! Here are my makes. Furred, feathered and in some cases purely un-fathomable. In top spot is the sassy… Continue reading #wearthatgrrr – a jungle retrospective
Goodness knows that sounds like a euphemism. Best move on swiftly. Jungle January! 5! My most favourite time of the sewbloggy year. Join in! Do! The annual expedition is lead by the fabulous Pretty Grievances who expertly guides us through all that is animal. For sneak previews have your guidebooks open at the hashtags #JungleJanuary5 and #WearThatGrrr.… Continue reading Feathering my jungle
A three-hander. Sequel to My Jungle has Birds and Butterflies. Cast List Agent Velvet Black : Velvet has always been in the shadow of her brighter and more popular colleagues: Intense Violet, Bahama Blue-eyes and of course the fiery red-head – Burlesque. But not this time, this time Agent Black will truly make a difference. Pattern Patsy… Continue reading Midnight Jungle
Don’t you just love*/hate* it when things that you have painstakingly fashioned for yourself look much better on someone else? No? Yes? Well, when that someone else is the youngest female member of our clan, it’s all good here. No, not that female family member. Although, she does think that fur is for her. Last… Continue reading As well as feathers, my jungle has fur.
Knitted in the round using Addi 20 cm 3.25 mm circular needles from Wool Stack. You will need approximately 10 grams, 40-50 m of 4 ply/fingering weight yarn. The blue that I used here is Dazzle HT (High Twist) from the Natural Dye Studio Mini Skein Club and the white is remnant yarn of a similar… Continue reading Snow Leopard Lavender Pouch – Brief instructions and knitting chart
Woo Hoo! It’s time for Jungle January 2014 hosted by the Amazing Anne of Pretty Grievances. My first entry for your consideration is (drum roll please)… Style 4844, Size 12, Bust 34, 1974, View 3. View 3 required the use of one of the weirdest pattern pieces I have yet come across, this armhole facing: Which after some… Continue reading My Jungle has Birds and Butterflies
No, not a new show on Tacky TV. A unimportant conundrum I challenge you to solve. You might want to pop on some sunglasses, it’s going to get bright. I have had these leggings a long, long, long time. They are vintage/original/so-old-the-elastic-is-starting-to-crackle Benetton. Now, without going into the loft and fighting through several boxes of… Continue reading Dating leggings.
“‘Scuse me pardon me, can I just pop myself here?” “This is all your fault Sinistra.” “Hmmm, well that’s you all over isn’t it Destra? Just because your name means Right, it doesn’t mean that you are right all the time. I said we had to be finished by the 31st, you were the… Continue reading Are we the last?
So… we had snow about a week ago and quite frankly it’s out-stayed its welcome. It’s scarred, lumpy and dis-coloured. The school field looks as if a messy chef has decided to give it a covering of half-melted chocolate ripple ice-cream. Humph. One lovely bonus to the glacial conditions is the chance to view… Continue reading Fluffy Rumps
There are many, many wonderful things about having children. Today for example, we have this weather: So we have school closures and the perfect excuse to hurtle down slopes on brightly coloured bits of plastic. However, what no-one tells you at ante-natal class is how breathtakingly blunt children can be. My eldest has become adept… Continue reading Warning! For Internal Use Only.