Sunday, 30 August 2015
There are three crochet bags made this week including the one I made last week. Size 12" two 13" one 14" in length. I tried a firmer tension with the first bag the smallest as I wanted a small size crochet bag, the largest I tried a looser tension the middle sized a mixture, plus there were a mix of yarn labels double knit with varying thickness. You can do a crochet granny square with three double crochet each time going around I wanted four double crochet for thickness to be more substantial. These crochet bags are proving popular and this is the first bag I made of these a while ago that sold.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
I have made a few crochet granny squares this week towards three crochet bags I am making. I have plenty of time to make them all before I go to see my two daughters in London mid September so that's good. I have changed the lining material for a few bags to make variety. There are lots of fabrics, lovely remnant pieces at a shop in a nearby town selling all things Retro also including painted furniture and clothes and so a good place to get pretty material I found.I bought this green coloured lining there for £1 a bargain. I think the lace, which I've had for a little while will make a nice edging on a pocket or two, too!
Sunday, 16 August 2015
I had this crochet bag for sale in my shop and a lady from Rhode Island USA bought it and gave me a commission to make another four more, Christmas presents for her grown up granddaughters. I enjoyed making these so will be busy crocheting a few more granny squares, I know how to make one from memory now. This pretty material a remnant is for the linings and pockets, enough for all the bags. I have quite a lot of double knit wool just a few more colours were needed and bought. All the loose ends are woven in as I do them except for the joined together pieces as I wanted to take a photo first. I think just a few colours look good together or a mix of colours all the bags will look different. Now a shoulder strap and a button. Edit Just finished one bag three to go!
Monday, 10 August 2015
I have made this knitted shawl using this pattern with oddments of coloured Mohair I had then ordered a few more in a finer texture so had a mix throughout and so pleased how it all blended together. I made a couple more matching table coasters to make a set and put them in cellophane bags for the craft fair. I was pleased that I sold a few items at this craft fair at Heartlands including a bag, purse and a make up bag, one lady in particular like my cushions and bought the crochet edging pair, she wanted to buy the blue patchwork but didn't have enough cash on her could not pay by card as I did not have a card machine, she took my business card. My sister did well too and it was a hot summery day so a good day all round.
Friday, 31 July 2015
I have been making these little girls bags with matching purses. I have had fun making these little bags for children a little fairy bag and purse and slightly smaller clown bag with purse. Also I made two table crochet coasters so far, I may make a couple more as a set and to add a little difference to my stall with other items, bags, cushions etc for a craft fair in just over a weeks time.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
I made this bag this week, my own pattern. Its knitted with Patons and wool 77% and viscose 33%. It is knitted in stocking stitch. I have this pattern for sale here. My mohair wool arrived in the post and these colours will go so well with the mohair I have already to finish the shawl I am making. I will be going to London to stay with my two daughters can't wait from the 1st of July for a few weeks and to celebrate my birthday, can you believe it I am nearly 64 so won't be doing too much blogging while I am away!
Sunday, 21 June 2015
I have a few mohair yarns in various colours and I thought I'd use them all to make a stripey shawl following an easy pattern of stocking stitch. There are 100 rows with two rows of garter stitch at each end. The joins of colour are left fairly long so as to make a fringe. I think this will become a colourful summery shawl. I have ordered a few more balls of mohair online they are being sent from Italy and will wait for these to arrive before knitting as I dont want all the same colours on one side, rather to blend in all the colours throughout the shawl. These colourful red flowers have just come into flower so had to take a photo, behind is a stone hedge this is covered with climbing ivy which I think looks good too. I found and bought these three balls of yarn in a packet at a charity shop for £1 and liked the autumn colour. I have started knitting and will probably make a bag, I bought these two balls of yarn too in a wool shop as I liked the mix of colours and the fluffy texture of the yarn. I am linking this blog post with Wool on Sunday