I have recently finished two Spring projects just in time for my garden to bloom. I adore this time of year, the colours available in yarn and emerging in the garden fill me with gratitude. When the world around me is busy, busy, busy, Colour helps me to stay in the moment. X
I am so over joyed that my great grandmother’s 1917 Singer sewing machine is back in working order thanks to my youngest son Tom. Thank you Tom. Last night armed with my Cath Kidston Sewing Book, I started work on my first project a pillow case for my grand daughter’s room. It did not turn out as planned but I am pleased with my first attempt. I am really interested in combining sewing with crochet so watch this space for future projects.
At last, I have finished my granddaughter’s blanket for her new big girl’s bed. I am very proud! The granny squares have been joined together using the ‘join as you go’ method. There are lots of great You Tube clips that illustrate this method. I love the different shades of pink that all compliment each other. I am now feeling inspired…pass my hook quick!
It’s finally finished and I am pleased with the result. Can’t wait to wear it with jeans and Doc Martens. Hope you enjoy the pictures. X
The last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy preparing for my eldest son’s wedding. My daughter in law entrusted me with mandela making for a Victorian Sweet cart and decorating a Wishing Well. I worried about every detail but I needn’t of fretted….
As always I have too many projects on the go. I have spent the weekend enjoying and adding a splash of colour to my garden, making a lovely mini tablecloth for my grandaughter’ s bedroom, covering an old chest of draws with Decopatch and finally a new project!
Having been working on my blanket for some time, this weekend I wanted a change.
Therefore, I completed an old project, started and completed a new project.
Variety is the spice of life ha ha.
I am completely in love with Annie Sloan paint and have finally completed my dressing table and chair up cycle. This paint is so forgiving which is most helpful when the painter is a novice!
During a quick browse around the shops, I picked up some lovely material which of course needed a crochet border.
I had been dying to try out the pillow case edging featured in a recent Simply Crochet magazine.
I have included a few pictures that for me remind me that ‘ I am home’..
Quote from Thich Nhat Hanh Making Space :Creating a Home Meditation Practice (Kindle edition)
I’m back to what comes naturally……glorious colour.
I have so,enjoyed upcycling this pot which was home to a Christmas possetta. Every time I look at it it makes me smile.
I have also completed the first four weeks of my mood blanket inspire by Le monde de Sucrette. I look foward to picking up my trusty hook and choosing the wool each evening to illustrate my mood during the day.
Sundays are made for crochet and chocolate cake don’t you think?
A little lop sided but cleverly disguised with the icing….
….and gratefully received by my husband.
I am having so much fun working on my mood blanket..today’s colour surprise, surprise was chocolate brown.
Strawberry always finds my latest project…
Felt, cotton dk and my hook…what shall I make? …
I am always happy when I’m hooking. Xxx