Monday, 1 October 2012

Jewellery wall hanging

I have ALOT of jewellery, an embarrassing number of necklaces and bracelets! The problem with having that much jewellery is you never wear it all as you can't remember what you have, oops.

I decided the best way to deal with this issue was to make my own jewellery wall hanging. This way I can see what I have and what best matches my outfits. Win.
So with a little bit of wood from B&Q some PVA glue and some fabric I made this.
It's super easy to make and you can fit lots on there! You don't even have to cover it with fabric, I just like patterns and I have alot of fabric hiding in draws.

New Ipod cosy

When I received knitting needles as a gift for Christmas 5 yrs ago the first item I made was a plain knit ipod cosy for my ipod. It travels in my bag nearly every day so it is a little worse for wear to say the least! As I have a day off today I decided to make myself a new cover.
I made this pattern up but it is dead easy, just measure how many stitches wide you need it to be,mine was 16 stitches. I knitted a rib pattern for a few inches for the front flap and then changed to garter stitch for the rest, changing colour every 4 lines. knit to desired length and stitch up the sides. I'm going to add a button to the front flap to finish it off,easy peasy.
 I love my new stripey cosy, lets  hope it lasts for the next 5 yrs.