Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Jubilee Fever

Isn't this weather just so beautiful!!!! 

After all that rain we had, one of our fields flooded, the poor cows were all stuck on one little dry patch, I was coming back from the shop one evening and I had to stop and take this picture - it just looked so beautiful. The field is dry now after all the lovely weather we have been having and the cows have a dry home once again!

Well I'm getting a bit of a Jubilee magpie at the moment, anything with a crown or Union jack on it and I feel I have to buy it, it's actually getting a tad ridiculous but nevermind! 

                                                       Oh and not forgetting my lovely Emma Bridgewater Jubilee mug :) 

 Have been suffereing with a bad neck so not done alot of crafting this week.

However last week I did make some Jubilee clothes for my girlies (told you I was obsessed)

They are both made from the lovely Makower London fabric that I posted a little while ago. I used a tutorial on the skirt from MADE which you can find here - I love Dana's creations!

Now this tunic - I completely winged it and made it up as I went along, and it turned out too small. I'm hoping I can let the arms out a bit as the holes are too small, and then hopefully it will be okay!!

I had a wedding cake and cupcakes to do last week, and it was such a beautiful colour scheme - sage green. The colour on the cakes looked so sophisticated. The weather was lovely too for the happy couple :)

 I finally ordered the rest of my yarn to get my blanket finished, I feel like it's been going on for an age! I had a bit of a nightmare as my usual online stockist didn't have any more of one of my colours so I had to search the web in a panic trying to get some for a decent price instead of £5 p/50g (I begrudge paynig that for yarn!!) I managed to find some on Ebay, so I have no excuses now!!

Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend and enjoy your Jubilee celebrations, we dont have anything planned as yet.... I do have the bunting up though ;)

Take care all,

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Crochet mad.....

I really am terrible at keeping this up to date aren't I?

What is up with this weather?! I think there has only been 2 days in the past month that it hasn't rained, it's getting depressing now. 

Since my last post I have been crocheting like crazy, I taught my lovely friend Charlotte and now she is also an addict. 

I made these lovely coasters from a pattern on LuLu Loves, you can find it here

They were so easy to make, very satisfying and quick to make if you are an impatient pants like me. I like to crochet on the bus to work (which results in weird stares from young people and lots of old ladies talking to me) and I found I could make one on the way and one the way back. I made so many of them that I was going to make them into some sort of blanket or table runner, but then I decided to join them all together with a chain stitch in a contrasting colour to make a garland for my kitchen window. I'm so pleased with it, and I love the way the light shines through the little holes! 

So my blanket is coming along nicely, but I do need little projects like the coasters to do in between to keep me from getting bored!
 Here it is so far.....

I have joined 4 squares together and edged with treble crochet, then joined those squares together (told you I was impatient, I have to be able to see some progress otherwise I lose interest) So there are now 5 big squared joined together. I need to do 2 more rows like this then will join them all, so will be 5 big squares long by 3 big squares wide. Then I will do a treble crochey edge around them all and maybe some little fancy bobble edging. Am looking forward to finishing it, I have 32 more little squares to make....!

I found another little project to keep me going in between - I loved the coasters and the petals around the edge so I wanted to make something a bit bigger - I saw a rug on Instagram which I loved and wanted to make something similar. The kind lady who made it pointed me in the right direction, it originated from Finland and it was a bit of a faff finding the pattern. When I did find it, it didn't make that much sense and I had to unpick it a few times - it started to curl inwards like I was making a hat, so I tweaked the pattern and wrote my own variation out. I am so pleased with it!! I can see me making lots more :) 

It looks so lovely with something on it too

Well my littlest is really enjoying pre-school, so that's really good - she only goes for 2 hours though so it's not really long enough for me to actually get anything done. In September she will be going for a couple of full days though so I can either do some extra hours at work or just faff about at home doing not a lot!! 
My biggest  girl started ballet a couple of weeks ago and loves it, she's not known for her coordination bless her!! She will also be starting horse-riding soon hopefully!! 

Our little holiday is getting closer, am really looking forward to getting away!! 

Bye for now :)