Wednesday, 24 February 2010

New Larger Hearts

I said I would post some photo's of the large hearts I am currently making, and here they are.

They measure 8 1/2 inches from the top to tip and 5 1/2 inches across the widest part. All made in 100% cotton and filled with quality soft wadding. I want to find somewhere to buy some gorgeous loose lavender to put in the next batch I make, it would add to the cost, but they would then fill the room with a lovely fragrance.

A heart for the Summerhouse, or seaside residence

Baby Blue & Pink

Charming old Roses, this is a very pretty fabric.

The backs of the Rose hearts, Striped or gently patterned

Something a bit different

Close up of the crochet flower and beads.

Pink Gingham and Pastel stripes

I hope you like them. I have enjoyed making them, and love choosing the fabrics, ribbons and buttons.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Update on my Crochet throw

This is the throw that I am making for my little grand-daughter Florence, she is only just a year old, but I'm hoping this will be something that she will have for years to come. I have a lot more work to do yet as it's only a quarter of the size I want it to be, it's about the size of a very large cushion at the moment.

I didn't want to sew it together in the usual way, so I double crocheted all the squares together. It took ages but was more interesting than just plain sewing. I was taking a bit of a risk as although I had the idea in my head I hadn't a clue if it would work. I am delighted with the result and it gives it a bit of a solid feel, rather than a stretchy one, although it still does have a lot of give.

I crocheted the flower and sewed it on as an afterthought, and I am so pleased with that as well, SO, so far it's working out as I imagined it, I don't have a pattern, so making it up as I go along. I did have a pattern for the flower though, but made a mistake with it as it should have had five petals, and I managed to only do four !!! oh well it looks OK. I will probably add just a couple more flowers of different types, but no more than that or else it takes away the novelty.

Why is it that the word Crocheted doesn't look right ?? I know it is but is looks like a silly word !!

Tomorrow I will post some photo's of the new fabric hearts I have made.

Friday, 12 February 2010

New Blog title

I thought I would change the title of this blog and incorporate my craft work with the recipes. The main reason for this is that it will soon be time to start getting into sowing, planting and generally becoming more active on the allotment. So although I love posting about my crafts I don't really want it to take over from what the original blog is all about, which is the Allotment and Garden.

I hope you will pop over from time to time to see what I am up to in the kitchen and with my craft work, and I will give a mention on the main blog if I post anything here.