You may have seen these on Instagram a couple or so days ago. Two identical grannies left over from a previous project. Such a waste! What to do with them?
I had an idea that was worth a try. It may not be original, but I haven’t seen anything quite like it – and it worked, and here’s the result.
A pair of fingerless gloves fit for a Princess! Modelled by our own little 8 year old Princess who now owns her own version.
The above are listed on Etsy if anyone is interested. Ideal for a stocking filler.
Another month – another Spirit blanket. Yes, I’ve started the one for October.
I haven’t done much so far – other things keep getting in the way. However, it feels amazing to be on the penultimate Spirit blanket. I didn’t expect to get this far. Next month will see the end of this project (apart from all the finishing off, that is) but it has been inspirational in so many ways that I may have to continue in some shape or form.
Tomorrow evening I’m meeting with a few friends for the first of a series of yarny socials. I’m looking forward to that. I wonder how much chatting there will be? And how much crochet……..?
Well, I’ve just returned from being whisked away into the sunset
I’ve had a wonderful rest, and even managed to fit in a little crochet.
It isn’t finished, but it’s looking good. You’ll hear more in the days ahead, but I wanted you to know that I’m still in the land of the living 😉
While it’s exciting to start a new project, there comes a point when everything begins to come together. I’m not quite at that point with this little project, but maybe it won’t be long.
This is just a collage, don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s anywhere near being finished – but maybe it won’t be too long.
What is it? Well, it’s a blanket, of course, but I’ll say no more than that.
Watch this space!
This piece of stitched strips is a sample piece from a long finished cushion cover. All the strips are from my hand dyed fabric, and I have to admit that it’s a technique I love. It’s been hiding in a drawer since …. well, I don’t know when …
Today I found a home for it. I’m sending it to a friend in Manchester who will incorporate it into one of her charity quilts. Maybe I’ll return to the technique one day, it’s very satisfying to use small pieces of fabric to create larger ones. For the time being, though, it’s crochet …
A few more hours and the Spirit of July will be finished. It isn’t a very large affair, but perfect as a representation of the month.
August will be next, but in the meantime I’m working on a small blanket for a newborn in an unexpected colour.
Let’s face it, most creatives work on one or more crafts at the same time. When not using my crochet hook I like to embroider or stitch in other ways. For many years I owned a shop specialising in all the textile arts, and the time has come to destash/reduce stock as we will no longer be attending popup shows, festivals or exhibitions.
I’ve listed the first items linked from here, so do pop over if you would like to grab a bargain. There will be more to come, but I don’t have much time for listing. In other words ….. watch this space.
Apart from stitching I’m pressing on with my Temperature Blanket. This month has started in a very ‘yellow’ fashion, it will be interesting to see how it progresses. I am thoroughly enjoying this project. It began with the object of making a single granny square a day for 365 days. It has now turned into a major blanket making exercise, with ‘Spirit of ….’ sideshoots giving me more and more ideas. It is being a wonderful source of inspiration.