Monday, 24 November 2014

A colour boost

At this time of year as the nights draw in,
working with colourful fabric and wool is even more satisfying than usual.  
 

 
These are some coasters made from scraps.
There is a good tutorial by Svetlana here if you want one.
 

 
I used some spiral quilting and added an applique flower using free machining.
The cotton is a variegated one by Gutterman.
 

 
A bit more colour from some small pieces of crochet which needed a bit of blocking..



 
The first was a mandala from Lucy's pattern at Attic24 found here..
 

 
I made one for the fantastic display she did for Yarndale
and decided that I would like one for home too.
 
I have also made a couple of the triple layer flowers,
again from another pattern at Attic24 here.
 
 
And finally a little yarnbombing to (hopefully) bring a smile to my neighbour's face when he sees his sign..
 
 
 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Finished cushion cover...

now I can't wait for the pack of Cosy colours that I am hoping to get for Christmas so that I can start the real thing!
 

 
This cushion cover came together fantastically quickly and is my practice run at Lucy's treble crochet blanket that I can't wait to have a go at.
 
This was a plain cushion sitting on the sofa just asking to be covered. 


I crocheted a piece the right width from lots of leftovers of wool that were in my basket and then wrapped it around the cushion and closed it up using single crochet.


 
 
Originally I had planned to then turn it the other way out, if you know what I mean, but I liked the single crochet on the outside and the way it made a kind of ridged edge.
 

 
I tired to get a close up picture of this to show you but as you can see the camera kept focussing on the rain drops on the window!!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Just couldn't wait..


 
I have been doing some crochet after being inspired by Lucy's gorgeous blanket over at Attic24.

I have put a pack of her Cosy Stylecraft on my Christmas list and am having to be patient.
 In the mean time I decided to have a practice with the pattern
 using some leftover wool from my stash.
 

 
It isn't blanket sized but should cover a cushion when it's finished.
 
Not much sewing going on at the moment as I have been busy clearing the garden,
planting raspberry canes and painting shelves.
 
Back to some sewing soon.