Monday, 31 December 2012

Cotton Rose blankie

I started this blankie way back in the summer but then my youngest announced she wanted a ripple and I also bought some Artesano to make a Hexagon blankie with so poor Cotton Rose languished unfinished in a bag.

I decided the day before yesterday that I would finish her so spent hours and hours sewing in ends. last night I started in her border and finished her this morning.

She's smaller than I'd planned but to be honest I've had enough of her as the colours are quite flat by my standards.

I have loads of flowers left. I may make cushions or something with them although I'll use a different base colour or colours.

It's the Rico Aran Weight cotton so it's quite heavy.

Then I took her upstairs to photograph her with all my other blankies. There's one missing but that also is languishing unloved in my craftroom waiting for me to decide how to finish her.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Emily Button

....came to stay Christmas. She bought Bobble and Mousey with her.
She loves sitting in my yarn basket. Says she loves the colours.

Santa in Llanberis

We went to see Santa 2 weeks ago- in Llanberis. We travelled by Santa train to meet the great man by the side of Padarn Lake.
Next year I want to go at tea time- I'm sure the lights will be magical

Woo Hoo- I won a prize...

...over at Planet Penny.

I won a lovely prize- some gorgeous cotton deccies, these will NOT be packed away with the rest of my deccies, neither will Mousey mouse.

Do you know I used to blog an awful lot until last year when real life and blogland clashed and I closed my blog account totally. There was too much info about me and the kids on the net and we were under threat so I totally deleted my account. Since then I've hardly had time to think about my old blog life.

I started blogging when I scrapbooked- it was  a lovely way to record my crafting. But typically with scrapbooking there are lots of pictures of kids in the Layouts.

A couple of years ago I stopped scrapbooking and started crocheting and since then I've been quite quiet on the blog front. Hooking doesn't generate the same amount of craft as scrapbooking :).

My first project was my granny blanket

and I've made numerous blankies and cushions and bags and scarves.

I'll see if I manage to keep up with this new blog- I haven't done so well so far have I

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Fantascot, ripple and stars

I love crocheting my blankies but sometimes I need instant gratification- well instantish. So here's the Fantascot. As seen on The CROCHET BUG'S blog- here.
Well I saw the Fantascot and decided I needed one. I had a stash of beautiful fibres that I'd bought on Rav. Wool, Alpaca, Silk. All in DK weight. Tension was hard to maintain due to the various fibres but blocking bought it all back into line.

Previously, I finished my Ripple. Well it's for my youngest. Once I had the hang of the pattern it was lovely to hook but starting was  a nightmare.

Also my Christmas Stars- hooked with Planet Penny cotton, starched to within an inch of it's life :)

Busy busy with my Artesano Hexagon. I'm going to run out of yarn soon so need to order some more. I'm hooking the inner circles first and then I'm going to join it all by crocheting the final round.

I also have a cotton flower blanket that needs finishing. I have loads of flowers and have joined loads of it together. I need to get both these finished next