Sunday, 27 July 2014
I have completed the Mandala and added a soft yellow cotton circle for the back. I made the inside circular cushion pad as I'd polyester stuffing and a few yards of muslin. I like the fullness around the edge which then decreases in stitches for the yellow circle on the back. The Mandala which was getting wider as I was crocheting it has been rescued and made into this cushion. It measures 18" x 18" plus the sides make 24" I came across this weaving with a Hula Hoop on Pinterest and I thought I'd give it a go. The biggest hoop I found is a size 29" the recommended size for a small rug is 33" I may get a larger size. I made this little bowl with strips of old t-shirts. I think these colours go pretty together and like the rustic look. This hoop weaving is very easy to do and doesn't take long to make something. I have not done much weaving before this now I will make other small items with the Hula Hoop.
Saturday, 19 July 2014
I have finished the pinks and cream baby blanket.I like how it turned out. I have added a cream border with the same stitch pattern as the blanket all round and added two cotton crochet flowers in each corner. I have begun making my first Mandala although it became rather wide as I went along. I must learn to count the stitches as I go. It will be a circular cushion with probably a cotton backing. I have two rows more to do. I love the colours and various patterns of Mandalas that came up on a Google search. The green is brighter than it appears in this photo that I took with my iPad camera.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Here is the pink and cream baby blanket almost finished just a few rows more and just a few crocheted flowers to make and attach. I did a craft fair on Wednesday and you can see at least five items have been knitted or crocheted by me, a rag rug knitted, two blues knitted bag, cream knitted bag with primary colours, a crochet granny squares bag, and a pink crochet cushion. I sold two bags a green patchwork you can see and a patchwork bright colour bag on top the rug, a needle case with a tree in autumn colour out of sight behind the purses. I had a lot of interest in my makes and would like to do another one soon. Barts Heart Centre And some other fab news this week I'd like to share is I am very proud to say that my daughter has just passed her MRCP exam and is now a member of the Royal College of Physicians. She is one of the first doctors who will have the honour to work at the amazing new Barts Heart Centre @NHSBartsHealth in 2015
Saturday, 5 July 2014
I have wool left over from my striped Afghan and decided to use it to make a baby blanket in pinks and cream for a girl I may also do a blues and cream for a boy. I used the same two row pattern as the Afghan for it is a nice and thick stitch. I will crochet a few flowers to add to it too in the same acrylic yarn or in a cotton yarn that I have in blue, pink, and white depending on what looks best. It measures 30" in width I don't know how long it will be yet.