Monday, 30 November 2009
Having read my blog my Mum has decided to get a little crafty again and conjured up this little cutey. Looks really impressive and it will certainly be pride of place on my Christmas tree.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
I've had a good crafty weekend and started today with all the squares completed and ends threaded through ... very close to completion
So the challenge was on.... just the stitching together left before the blanket was finished....surely that can be completed in 1 day...
So about 9 hours and crochet claw hand later here it is, my fabulous granny square blanket.
... and I'm absolutely loving it, although I guess I am a little biased.
I have been lucky enough to inherit this beautiful antique wooden 2 seater sofa, think the blanket looks perfect casually looped over the back of it. Not sure how I'm going to feel if someone decides to sit on the sofa with a glass of red wine though. I have at least checked the yarn and it is machine washable, fingers crossed I won't be washing it in the near future.
I have been completing these squares on my commute to work each day which leaves me with a quandry for tomorrow morning...might have to read the paper like all the other commuters until I find a new train friendly project.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Stitched a button on the front et voila.... a cute crocheted purse, perfect for the winter months ahead
Monday, 23 November 2009
I intend to make some mini Christmas Stockings to hang on the tree out of this and other scraps of material I have hanging around. Hopefully I'll have the time to complete this project before the big day.
They also had some lovely cotton on rolls to make larger quilts, maybe someday I will have a go at this, there is only so much craftiness one girl can do at once
Friday, 20 November 2009
I've been busy doing this in my commuting time, love how no one blinks an eye in London at what you are up to on the train! Hoping to get a lot more done this weekend
Sunday, 15 November 2009
I decided to do the stitching in duck-egg blue, thought it really complemented the white fabric of the quilt whilst being quite subtel.
The room I've put this in is purple at the moment (thanks previous owner!!) but hoping to put a lick of paint on this fairly soon to make it a little more neutral to go with the fancy new bedding. Watch out for my next project where I'll attempt a quilt with the more traditional smaller pieces of fabric
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
The Eco-Haberdashery Shop housed on the first floor of the Oxo-Tower overlooking the Thames, is a treasure-trove of goodies. This shop belongs to Annie Sherburne the founding member of the International Felt makers association, experienced jewellery designer and award winning rug maker.
All items are either vintage, handmade or enviromentally sourced. I spent ages browsing the organic yarns, crafty tools and handmade jewellery which is displayed in shallow drawers so you almost feel like you are in some amazing bedroom with permission to rifle through all the sparkly delights. I could easily have spent a fortune but in the knowledge that Christmas is around the corner I resisted and came away only with this stunning handmade metal brooch which has been cleverly designed with a hook to fit a necklace on the back so it can also be worn as a pendant. This will look great against this season's thick knits or to give a feminine touch to a boyfriend blazer or even on the side of a trilby, oh... the possibilities are endless.....
It’s a really inspirational shop to browse and the quality and variety of the yarn available means I will certainly be back when my skill level has improved and I have an idea in mind.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
This took me about 2 hours to create but to say I have the bug would be an understatement, I have visions of having to offer my creations to friends and family as my excitement may result in the generation of more crocheted blankets than one house should really hold.
I think I will stop short of producing a dress though, whilst this creation doesn’t look bad on the stunning Cate Blanchett I don’t imagine that anyone over a size 8 would be able to pull of such an outfit, and poor ol’ Cate has come under heavy criticism for this ensemble by Sydney design duo Romance Was Born. Certainly a bold move and has gathered here a few media inches.
You never know though this may be bang on trend for A/W 2010/2011, I’d better start the diet and the Granny Square production line now so I can be dressed in a blanket like all the other fashionistas out there should the trend arise.