Saturday, 19 February 2011

Flowers, Chocolate and stars

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Its been a while, various things really having flu for most of January and doing lots of overtime at work whenever possible. Now that's all done and dusted and LO has started pre- school ---let the crafting begin.

My latest project is a patchwork blanket for the little one. I started it in October and its almost done. I bought a few jelly rolls from Kim at worn and washed. If you don't know she recycles old fabric from clothes, sheets etc. She cuts the fabric into jelly roll strips so no two rolls are ever the same. I love the concept and its really fun piecing them together to create something absolutely unique. I am also making a matching cushion using 2'' squares, fiddly but cute.
What do you think? I think I can count this as one of monthly makes so I will upload the finished photo when I get some descent light.

Despite not posting anything for ages I have been looking through loads of blogs looking for inspiration in these cold winter months. Lucy at Attic 24 has delivered- love, love, love her work. Recently she has discovered a Japanese shawl made of colourful flower motifs. I haven't been crocheting for long so I impressed myself by interpreting the stitch diagram-

getting very excited - it actually looks like Lucy's. Wow love it, hmm what colours, should I buy more wool? Probably not I should use some of my stash, but what if I haven't got the right colours, might just have a quick look on 'get knitted'. A shawl, scarf or something else?
Of course I 'll need the book with the pattern in to, Motif book 5 I found it here thanks to Lucy. I am becoming increasing obsessed with the green granny square cardigan I have seen in the book. I need it in my life.


 I will have to wait to get the book to see if I can attempt it. It look easyish? Doesn't it? Actually I like alot of the projects that I have seen which could prove an expensive book to buy, with all the trips to the wool shop. Lots of hooky action to come


Our Christmas didn't go exactly to plan with me coming down with the flu on Christmas Eve so alot of the things I wanted to do weren't done. So I have caught up on one of these things today. I really wanted to make some peppermint bark, I had seen it on Little Cotton Rabbits blog. Julie made it for her children's teachers as a christmas gift. I was intrigued and had to make it, so today I did and wow it is good. A bit stickly if you eat too much but the dark chocolate ganache is goooooooddd. I have to now keep away from the fridge as I can hear it calling to me.


Happy weekend to all.

2 comments:

Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

I'm trying hard to work out which I love the most, the quilt, the crochet or the chocolate. All three, I think, and a perfect combination too! Laura x

Sandra said...

I adore your patchwork blanket, fabulous colours and I love the stars. Yummy!

S x