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Hi. I am a crafty mum of two and live with my partner and kids in shropshire. I love all things crafty, especially sewing, crocheting, felt and I am open to trying new things. So, follow me and see what is my next thing to make . . .

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hello out there . . .


Another mad few weeks for me, I think I will start blogging daily because my weekly/fortnightly/monthly blogs are just ramblings!!!

Anyho, what have I been up to.

This is one of the things I've been working on lately. I have been wanting to make a granny blanket for years. Can you believe I have been crocheting for years and I have never made one! Well, here it is. It actually wont be a blanket it will be a cushion  cover for my daughters room to go with he new roman blind I made. The colours don't show very well, lilac, pink, sage and cream. The one on the left will be the front and the one on the right will be the back. I want to do a final 4 rounds in pink to finish it off.

Here it is a sneaky peak of one of the lovelee finds from Yarndale. A yarn bowl. Love it. It is quite small, so will only fit in a small 50g ball . . . but I have a new toy that can sort the bigger balls out!!!! (More on that soon). It cost a scary £25 but I couldn't resist the lovely green colour and it is handmade and so smooth to feel and stroke!!!!

I have also made thins chintzy ironing board cover. Mine was boring and falling apart so I used a pattern from Emma Hardy's Sewing in no time. Sooooo easy and quick to do. I made this and the cushion cover for daughter in just over an hour.

The colours aren't great but they are the same as the roman blind I made her last month.
The above scarf I made for a lovely lady at work that is also taking voluntary redundancy from work. I used Wendy norse chunky wool. It is 50% wool, 50% acrylic mix. It is so snuggly. It looks great with a winter coat or with a smart jacket.
I used a pattern from one of Nicky Trench's book.
I have already had two people wanting one. I also have plans to make my mum one for a belated birthday present for this weekend, best get cracking!!!
Here it is, my new toy. My wool winder. I bought from ebay this week, but I need some practice to get the best technique. If anyone has any tips, I would love to hear them please!!!
Practice makes perfect I think!!
So, you may be wondering what the hell is this picture of. Well, it is the making of my autumn wreath.
At Christmas last year, before my blogging life, I found a great tutorial on how to make a felt wreath. I made one for Christmas, which I will post when I dig it out the loft and put it up for Christmas. I don't decorate early for Christmas, so will probably be 2 weeks before Christmas day!!!
The tutorial I used, taught me to use a ink pad and a glass to make perfect circles. So quick and easy to do. How do these people think of these great ideas!!
I cut them out and then fold them in 4 and put a pin in the corner and pin to the polystyrene ring.
This is the start of it and will be finishing tonight hopefully.
Can't wait to finish this.
What's coming up in my next blog . . .
* Lush presents from my great work colleagues :(
* Preparations for our first Halloween party - 10 screaming kids aaagggghhhhh!!! 
Kel xx



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