Wednesday, 14 September 2011

WIP Wednesday (14/09/11): A little update

Some of my favourite new 'puffs!
Hello and how do you do today? Firstly I should confess that whilst this is technically a "work in progress" post, the reality is another Wednesday has come around with only a load more hexipuffs to show, and I already updated on those yesterday. I am really hoping to get fed up with them soon, as there is far too much other 'stuff' I should be doing, things that need making for Christmas and a whole load of Year of Projects items to tackle (according to D, some more housework would be good too *sigh*) but there is no sign of stopping just yet! 

If you caught my post on Sunday, you'll have seen the start of a Chubby Chirp - a very sweet free pattern by Rebecca Danger which is perfect for using up scraps. It's almost finished - I just need to sew it up so I'll keep the reveal for Friday as I really do like to have a Friday Ta-dah, you know. 

Last night I came across the announcement of the Autumn/Fall 2011 Kids' Clothes Week Challenge which will be running from October 10th. If you haven't heard about this before the premise is very simple - "work on making clothes for kids one hour each day for a week". If that's sounds too straightforward, you can read more at the Elsie Marley blog.

I took part in the Spring challenge and really enjoyed it, but this time I'm trying to be a little more organised and will attempt to have patterns and materials ready in advance (in May I ended up thrifting and begging for supplies  at the last minute). 

I've set up a little inspiration board on Pinterest although there isn't much there at the moment, so this will be something to think about during the next few weeks. Anyone else fancy joining in? 

Before I sign off today I would like to take the opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has been following the blog, commenting so generously (and also connecting via Facebook and Twitter as a result). The last few months of blogging have been fantastic and today I was quite shocked to notice that there have been almost 1,300 comments and over 30,000 page views!!!! I really didn't expect anyone (except perhaps my mum) to read this when I started it earlier in the year and I feel so lucky to have "met" so many lovely people here and through the weekly blog-hops. 

On that note, I'm going to hop over to Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is working on! 


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the kid's clothes week. I signed up. Good luck with the hexipuffs. I have the same problem with my noro log cabin squares. I now limit the time I work on them so I can actually get other stuff done.

  2. I love the puffs! Especially that striped one smack in the center, what lovely colours. And I can't wait to see your Chirp, I adore Rebecca Danger's patterns.

  3. Thank you for the kids clothes week challenge - it was great fun last time. I shall spread the word. Glad I'm not the only one lagging behind in the Christmas planning and YoP projects!!!

  4. What a fun color for the bird project!
    I envy you on being able to participate in this clothes challenge. I so want to learn how to sew one day. I bought a simple sewing book to get me inspired and started hopefully this fall.

  5. Can't wait to see the bird! Is it only sewn clothes? Do knit clothes count?

  6. Your hexipuffs are wonderful! I love all the colors.

  7. Your hexipuffs look amazing!!!!
    And I LOVE the DIY jeans bag on your inspiration board!!!

  8. I feel as though I woke up one morning and hexipuffs had taken over the universe. Nonetheless, they are super cute, so thanks for sharing your pic!

  9. Looking forward to seeing the bird on friday :)

  10. Your hexipuffs look great! I downloaded the pattern and made my first one today. Totally hooked! What kind of bindoff did you use on yours? I could not figure out Stephanie's crochet bindoff, so I did a knitted three needle bindoff. Chubby Chirps are so cute. I am saving them for Easter.

  11. Your hexipuffs are getting on really well, I think these will be on my list to do :)

    I love what I can see of your little chubby chirp!! Cant wait to see him all :)

    It is good to hear your blog is becoming quite popular, although I am not surprised as you make the nicest things :)

  12. well done on your fab blog Sarah... can't wait to see your chubby... i almost started one to use up my drabs of handspun so INSPIRE me!

  13. Thank you all for your lovely comments, you are so kind. :D I wish there were an easy way to reply to you all individually on Blogger (I think this is in development so I'm not switching to another comment provider for the moment)

    @ autumngeisha - I use the crochet bind off in the pattern and have found that to be absolutely fine although I now some people on the facebook KAL group have said they are using other methods.

    @Marie/Underground Crafter - they do seem to be taking over the world!!!! I keep imagining how comfy they'd be as seat cushions and when I saw the latest "trend" for Autumn was a puffy jacket... well, you can imagine my thoughts!


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