Friday, 30 January 2009

Some sewing and crochet.

I don't know about the weather where you are but it was bright blue skies and sunshine here on Wednesday, (not now though it's tipping it down!) Anyway I couldn't go out and garden as the builders outside my house had broken a water pipe so no water all day. There was only one thing for it a bit of sewing whilst Lily playdoughed. I got my machine out for the first time this year and made some funny Easter bunnies, there were a few as I couldn't decide on the fabric!

I'm not too sure about the eyes and noses lol.

Then a few lavender filled hearts and a little bird.

Spring, hopefully, will soon be here, Tildas 'Crafting Springtime Gifts' is off the shelf and the list is being made!

I've also been busy on the crochet front I made a rose tea cosy, not that I drink tea but that's neither here nor there! I started this from a pattern found on the net. It was something to do whilst watching Snakes on a Plane - quite weird and scary - the film not the crochet! Anyway because I kept hiding behind the pattern I got completely lost so I finished by just doing my own thing.

Another thing that has had me flummoxed was a vintage rose cap pattern, it took three attempts. I realised after a few rows that the hook size was wrong, the hat would've fitted Barbie! Using a bigger hook and it was okay for Tiny Tears, finally with a very large hook it fit Lily and she loves it as she can pull it over her eyes and can see through the gaps. Luckily the hat only took a couple of hours to crochet.

My January swap has been received by Claire at Dollydollop. The theme was Cath Kidstonesque, I embroidered an heart and stuffed it with lavender, crocheted a garland of flowers and decoupaged a frame with CK tissues and then added a pink polka dot mug.

I've also been given another award from the wonderful Angel at shabby angel.

The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in proximity in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be new friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandisement. Our hope is that when ribbons of these awards are cut, even more friendships will be propagated. Please give your kind attention to these writers."
I know I should now be giving this to 8 people but it appears to have done the rounds if you haven't had it you are most welcome to take it. (Angel you've already got this! lol)

Have a great weekend and wrap up warm it's going to be a cold one.


Anonymous said...

I love your bunnies..............

LittleGem said...

Very cute bunnies, and lovely fabrics. Your swap was great, I really need to learn how to crochet I am getting so jealous of everyone who can do it! X

summerfete said...

You are so very skilled in the crochet department!
I keep meaning to start, but the patchwork always seems to take over!
Have a great weekend!

funkymonkey said...

I love all the things you've made but especially the hearts and the tea cosy. Wonderful.


thriftymrs said...

I am agog at your talent!

Lace hearts said...

What lovely things you've been making - love the bunnies! I'm on a heart obsession at the moment - I just can't stop making them!
I like the tea cosy. x

Raspberry Grace said...

I love your rose cosy!

I'm sure it looks exactly like one I saw in a posh magazine and hunted high and low for (The English Home was the magazine).

Oh how I wish I could crochet!

If you ever make any to sell, please, me first!

The birds, bunnies and hearts are adorable too!

God bless, Rasp x

Kitty said...

Blimey missus - how productive are you? All those lovely 'makes'. I don't know how to read 'crochetese' so admire that you can do that. The bunnies are particularly fabulous. x

Gingerbread said...

Oooh! I love the bunnies and the faces look just fine, you did well with the tea cosy it dose look good. best wishes Julie.C

Kar said...

Love your blog! The bunnies are so darn cute! Where did you get the pattern or is your own creation? Lovely!

Love how your hexagons are coming along. The colors are awesome! Keep up the great job!

kar xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love those birds & bunnies! All these gorgeous crocheted items are making me want to start again!!
There is a charity shop over at Buckingham that sells reasonably priced 100g balls of wool, and I'm going there tomorrow. I think I will start buying!

Happy crafting ; )

Sharon xx

Josie-Mary said...

I love the tea cosy :)

twiggypeasticks said...

Gorgeous stuff, such cute bunnies, the weather here in sunny Yorkshire is crisp and lovely today.
Twiggy x

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo Y you are amazing and so so talented, I adore everything. I am not a natural crafter but I do like to give things a whirl as it were, and you have definately inspired me to give more things a whirl. My, how i would love to crochet a little hat for Miss. Poppins

Hope you are havinga nice weekend


second wind said...

Lots of really lovely things, you are very talented.Love your crochet garland and tea cosy.Must get my mum to show me the basics of crochet I think

summerfete said...

you've been tagged!

angel said...

Wow Honey, where do you get so much talent!
I love love love all your crotchededed things, but s'pecially love your BUNNIES.. Wub em so much....
Thanks for another great post. :-)
Love and huggles Honey. Mwah
X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

The Vintage Kitten said...

The roses tea cosy is FANTASTIC! I absolutely love it. I wish I could do it X

Vintage Tea said...

Cute bunnies!!

Victoria xx

sharie said...

Well done with the crochet!
MMMMmmmmm, wrap up warm! Oh my, how right you are it is snowing here!

Kim McBirnie said...

I love your crochet - I've never managed to master it, but am doing a beginners class in York in a couple of weeks time. I love the bunnies too, I keep meaning to sew some friends for my daughter, but other things take over!

louise said...

Congratulations on the award. I do like the teacosy, it goes so well with the pink teapot, and looks so pretty. x