24 Jan 2013

I was so excited to participate in the 'Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013' project. 
I haven’t used a lot of cotton in my crocheting except for using some bright green and yellow/gold to make my grand daughter some head bands she needed.  Soo I set out to buy some balls of 100% cotton which  was much more difficult than you would think as it is winter and cotton is considered a summer yarn.  I could only find four different colours, luckily they were lovely pinks and purple.   I had so much  fun making  the squares.  I  spent ages looking at different squares on the Internet and ended up making the first square
 that I found on The Lazy Hobby Hoppers blog  
For Square two I used a pattern  that I found on Pricilla’sCroche
I loved the beautifully flowery granny square on Rosehip’s Blog,  so much, I made 150 of them (still to be joined together), but  I added a row of petals 
and so this  pattern was used for square three and the fourth square I used my own pattern.   
I found a lovely pattern for coasters  which cried out to be made using the left over cotton from the Beautiful  Blanket's squares. 
 I am thrilled with how they have turned out and I am sure i will be making more in the future. 
Maybe I will have to label a storage box Christmas 2013 and start stashing potential  Christmas presents.

Have a fantastic day

22 Jan 2013

Snow, snow and more snow

I have been house bound with all the snow and ice we had over the last week and a nasty dose of sinus.  This has not been all bad though, it has meant that I have had quiet a lot of time on my hands.  When I woke up to snow

 I spent about 20 minutes wondering what to do with an entire day at home.  I decided to do some of the more practical things like sorting some stuff in the storage cupboard that has been in bags since we moved here.  I got out the first bag and found a few a lot of yarn (I have a bit of a yarn obsession)  I also discovered three coat hangers that I had  crocheted covers for, but not finished.  
Gathered up some supplies threw all the other stuff back into the bag, put it back in the cupboard, nice and neatly J and have spent the last few days in crochet heaven, sheer bliss.  I have finished a bunch of coat hangers 
crocheted roses by the dozen. 
Crocheting roses is a very, satisfying .  I originally found a picture of a rose and wanted to make one so badly so I sat for hours with the picture enlarged by about 400% and crocheted and pulled out till I had a reasonable looking rose, but since then
 I have found loads of patterns for roses and have used them with my own interpretation, till I have a rose that I like to make.  
 Here is a pattern that is very much like mine and I like this pattern here for a smaller flatter rose.

I love Pinterest when the light is going and my hands are aching from too much crocheting, I like nothing more than to make a cup of nice tea and browse Pinterest.  I saw a picture of a lovely crocheted heart on Pinterest and it turned out to be on

  Attic 24’s blog – love her work so much - found the heart pattern here.  I just had to make one, immediately, it was so easy and so pretty I ended up making three. 
I filled the hearts with beautiful smelling Lavender 
 Had to quickly make  three more covers for hangers to hang the hearts on. 

Hope you are all making the most of whatever weather you are having!

1 Jan 2013

Happy, Happy New Year


I wish you all 365 days of happiness,  health and prosperity.
Happy New Year!