Monday, July 26, 2010

crochet flowers

At the moment I'm loving these little crochet flowers, I'm fairly new to the world of crochet I have only completed a string bag before, after some much needed tuition from my sister. (I use the bag all the time, it lives in my handbag just waiting for a purchase to happen). I have tried to read patterns and make crochet flowers but I just wasn't getting it - until I found this video tutorial over here. Now there's no looking back, I churned these out last night after watching the tutorial, for the larger flowers that is. The smaller ones were from a pattern I've had for ages that I know get. I've seen the light my friends and I like it a lot.

I used a 2.25mm crochet hook with some linen yarn, the left over yarn from my crochet string bag.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

very special stitchery

I was asked by my good friend Kylie to add to her '40 squares for 40 years' very special stitchery, I think it's a lovely idea - maybe I could do 50 for 50, I have missed the boat on the 40 for 40 - only just...
Kylie had done the first 2 squares, supplied all the materials along with a selection of threads and some brief instructions. The squares are 1.5", I have added some tiny fabric pieces - I know that someone is quite the fan of babushka dolls.

Thank you Kylie for including me in this project, I feel honoured to take part and I can't wait to see the finished piece.

I'll pop it in the post tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

a little kitty named 'flower'

This is a little kitty that has been named Flower, Bells chose this from my Meet me at Mikes book, it's a pattern by Jhoanna Monte Aranez. We made this on Sunday in a couple of hours, fabrics chosen by Bells herself, we are missing a little bell around her neck - I will keep my eye out for one. A while ago there were a few floating around the house, the ones that come from the Lindt bunny - of course I'm unable to locate a single one right now.
I love the eyes.

a tiny addition to the fabric sampler.