Posted by: michelenel | 12 March, 2017

Handmade update 11….

We are on the home stretch!  Today I think I have almost caught up with my made items – apart from quite a few that I don’t have pictures for so we will have to ignore them for now.

And now for something a little different…my first ever crochet shawl.  A lovely pattern that only cost £2 from and with the green yarn a lovely lady gifted me, this went together in only a couple of weeks (obviously with lots going on in between).  I am very happy with the results and will definitely do another in the future.


I made myself another Plantain t-shirt by Deer & Doe patterns in the left over red stripes from Daughter1’s maternity top.  Fabric from Abakhan.  I am thrilled with the fit and how comfy it is to wear….no pictures.

Then something completely different.  This time, it was something to help hubby move my wine around the winery and then into the cellar.  He has to lug these huge 25 litre glass bottles filled with wine and that is no easy job.  I have to hold my breath every time because I am terrified that after months of hard work in the winery, one little slip and it is literally all down the drain…..and then I might cry.
Something had to be done so I ripped apart an unused curtain and sewed it together using the industrial sewing machine and super strong thread, in the form of a carboy carrier….
He is really happy with it so I can now go and make him a few more.


Here he is using my wheelchair to transport the carboys from the winery to the kitchen and then carry them down into the cellar…..every bit of help with the heavy lifting is a bonus 🙂  I am of course lounging on my day bed while he does all the manual handling….I do believe he deserves a glass of red!






  1. you are truly a gifted lady- with talent.

    • Oh, thank you so much. I love what I make which is so important, and I especially love making for special people 🙂

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