Friday, April 12, 2013


Here is the completed garland for my niece that I posted about previously.  I am really happy with the end result, it turned out exactly as I pictured it in my mind.

Please excuse the bad photos, not a great day for taking pics but I am giving it to Miss 'M' tonight so I didn't have much choice about waiting for a nicer day.

This lovely vase and bowl was given to me by a girl I work with, she purchased them for me while visiting her family in Turkey.  The colours are really vibrant and this photo does not do them justice. I was thrilled to receive them.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

AN EXPERIMENT...........

Some yarn from the stash.

Some hand dyed doilies.

Yay! it worked.  I wanted to make some bunting with my stash of doilies. But I wanted a crocheted edge rather than a sewn one.  Next time I think I will machine hem the raw edge of the doilies rather than crocheting straight on to the raw edge.  This would just give a neater finish but other than that I am happy with the result.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

This weekend I have been making a few bits and pieces to put together a garland for my 2 (almost 3) year old niece.  I promised her a surprise due to a recent achievement.

Some little felted balls.

Crochet flowers from Emma Lamb's how to in Issue 24 of Mollie Makes.

And the little needle felted hearts I have been working on.

A picture of the end result will come soon.  Anyone else been making garland's lately?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I have taken a couple of blissful days off to spend some time with my son for the school holidays.  This a peek at my indulgences in between pottering around the house and going to see 'kids flicks' at the cinema.

Still working on the granny blanket, it is one big square now and I am adding some rows around it to increase the size.

Adding some buttons to the needle felted hearts from last post.

One more heart to go.

Has anyone else had the chance to do any couch slouching lately?  If not you must make some time, it's blissful.