Sunday 30 August 2009

Destash swap

This is the first time I have joined in the destash swap on Folksy which was kindly organized by hjdcrafts, I did not have to wait long before my swaps from BlissKnits (Sharon)arrived , what a lot of lovely goodies (see below) as you can see by the picture quite a mixture of fabrics and beads and even some seeds, Poppy's and best of all some Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) will love trying to get these to germinate, will let you know how I get on with these in a later blog,

Now back to my goodies, I have given you a few pictures below so that you can see what I have turned my fabric into.

1st up is the Navy blue voile fabric which I cut into the correct length and width then rolled all hems and her it is turned into a lovely blue evening wrap

2nd was a piece or lilac voile which I cut and rolled the hems again and made a neck scarf

3rd was 3 balls of Green colour wool with slight silver flecks in, this I just done a stocking stitch on a big pair or needles, I think it turned out quite nice seeing as I have not knitted for years because arthritis plays me up if I do knitting for to long, enjoyed doing this

4th was 2 doorstops out of blue check fabric one is a jumbo one for a heavy door and the other is smaller

I must have a think to see what I can come up with on the other fabric and all the beads, thank you again to BlissKnits (Sharon)for all these lovely goodies.......


  1. Wow, Annabella! The garments you've made so far look fantastic - and the door stops too. And you've made them all so quickly. I'm very impressed! Sharon x

  2. I impressed myself as well with the knitting as have not picked up my needles in years, knitting is very relaxing and something I can do watching a bit of television,its nice and warm and one of my favourite

  3. Heavens, you've made so much in a short time. Have you slept since your parcel arrived? I love the wrap, and the door stops. What a good idea. Sue.

  4. Bit of a workaholic me, if I'm not sewing or designing I'm in my garden working,late nights are the norm for me, my husband says I woke in my sleep with the amount of thing I make for people and craft fairs, just love what I do...Annabella xx