Wednesday, 1 April 2009

March Sewing and Crochet

A few bits and bobs I've made this past month first a few crochet flower and fabric yoyo brooches that 18 of Jodie's friends asked 'Do you think your mum would make me one too'!

I do like to crochet flowers as they're so quick to do but apart from brooches I never know what to do with them so I crocheted a clothes hanger cover and added one to it.

I then started some Easter sewing and made some birdhouse egg cosies and a patchwork Easter egg bag from Tilda's Crafting Springtime book.

Which led me to making a little drawstring patchwork bag for Lily's pegrail.

I adore this ballerina fabric but only managed to buy 10 3'' squares I wish I could get a FQ of it so if anyone has seen it anywhere can you let me know.

I made myself a small drawstring bag as well from some rose squares.

Then I thought I'd try Mitmot on the SCC's tutorial for a needlecase and pincushion I kinda rushed the needlecase so the binding looked atrocious in the corner a little crochet flower sorted that! The trouble is most of the time when I'm sewing I have to multitask and play playdough, do cutting and sticking, painting etc as Lily sits at the other end of the table understandably wanting attention.

Carrying on with the tutes Lace did one for fabric buckets so I thought I'd try them out they are fab to do and so easy, one for me and one for Lily.

Warning they are a tad addictive.

And finally one of littlegem's brooches I backed my fabric with interfacing but I actually prefer littlegem's unbacked ones these are great to make too.

Well that's about it apart from boringly blocking crochet hexagons and making my Easter swap bits that went in the post today so should be winging their way to hollypops as we speak.

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a lovely weekend.


Apple Valley said...

Beautiful! I wish I could get that amount of things made, I must try harder. x

Heart in the country said...

Wow you have been busy. They look lovely, well done you :0)

LittleGem said...

Loving all your makes, and thanks for showing your brooch too. Well done on your 18 crochet brooches, you could be making a fortune from them!! X

Jennie said...

you always put me to shame with the amount of crafting you do and everything always looks so fantastic!
I'm not sure about the fabric, I thought it might be Michael Miller but I couldn't find it, I have an apron I won on a giveaway with a childrens party on it which is very similar to the dancer one you have there. I will keep my eye out.

bekimarie said...

You have been busy!
Little Gems brooches are proving to be very popular.
All your makes are lovely but I especially love the fabric buckets.
I'm not brave enough to try them but my lovely partner is a whizz on the machine and he's said he'll make some for me....Yippee!
Takae care
Beki xxx

Pixiedust said...

wow you have been busy, some lovely makes there. I love the Tilda springtime book. I'll keep my eyes peeled for that ballerina fabric for you. xxx

vintage girl said...

You are amazing managing to make all those lovely things, what is your secret please tell me!! I love all of it especially the brooches. Lisaxxx

Country Bliss said...

VG - my secret is I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere so am home most of the week and every evening. I also get bored easily:)

claire said...

wow busy busy :)x
I love making the fabric buckets - made 3 baby ones today and now making a big one!!
I'll be posting your parcel tomorrow x

summerfete said...

wow as usual Yvonne you put me to shame with your doings!!


angel said...

Wow, you have been busy.:-)

I got so excited when i read that you wanted Ballerina fingy, because i have a Ball Quilt cover and pillowcase, but its from LA and not the same, i shall put it up on the Classies over at SCC.
Sorry i couldnt help, but i shall keep an eye out for you.:-)

Love and hugs Honey Mwah X x X x X

funkymonkey said...

All lovely...yet again!


Lace hearts said...

What a lovely lot of crochet brooches - I love the fact that your dd's friends have been asking for them, that's so great.
You've been so busy - I love all your makes. Did you have a pattern for the crochet hanger... I'd love to try doing that. x

Vintage Kitten said...

Gorgeous! I wish I could make things like that! X

Lulu said...

lovely things..

Elaine said...

Blimey Bliss, you make me feel idle.
What a lot of gorgeous goodies.
Really beautiful!!

love and blessings

Ragged Roses said...

Wow you have been so busy and they're all so lovely!

Vintage Tea said...

You have been busy! So many lovely things you've made.

Victoria xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

You have been busy! The fabric buckets would be great for Easter eggs!

Kitty said...

You have to be one of the most industrious bloggers in the Blogosphere! Lovely work - as usual. x

Lace hearts said...

That would be lovely if you could let me have the pattern - I'd love to crochet a hanger cover. Thank you so much. xxx

Anonymous said...

I love your crochet flowers with the pretty fabric bit sandwiched in the middle. I must have a go at making one of those fabric buckets, what a great idea! You have been soooo busy, I wish I could be as productive. So glad I popped in to see your blog.

twiggypeasticks said...

Wow you have been busy and everything is soooo lovely
Twiggy x

Elise said...

Wow! You're seriously creative. xx

thriftymrs said...

You've made some lovely things there! Well done you. :)

clare's craftroom said...

I love the crochet flowers , lovely blog .

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