I saw this on Pinterest (source unknown) and thought of many of you;)
Ring any bells?
For dressmakers, insert ‘fabric’.
Love, Lucie xx
I’m taking part in the Itch to Stitch Birthday Blog Tour next week. I was asked by the lovely Kennis if I would be interested in making up one of her patterns as part of the Blog Tour.
There are 25 of us posting over 7 days starting this Thursday.
I wanted to keep it simple so have chosen the Kathryn top to make. It comes as both a dress and a top.
As usual it’s last minute but I have at least cut out the pattern and bought my material. Yes, bought.
I came across this amazing online retailer from Hong Kong, Modes4U
It’s not cheap but the variety is fabulous and it didn’t take me long to fill my basket (oops!) with enough fabric to qualify for free postage! Read the rest of this entry
For this month’s Minervacrafts blog post I chose a yarn project. You know I love the cotton blankets I’ve made but the 4 ply takes a certain amount of patience to see it grow.
This one is one of my favorites. You can of course read about it here.
I wondered if a cotton pram blanket in dk would look as pleasing and indeed would crochet up faster.
From Minerva’s website I chose Stylecraft’s Classique cotton dk in Ivory, Soft Lime and Sunflower. I used 2 balls of each and a 4mm crochet hook.
It’s a simple pattern, the same one as I used above but with a variation on when I changed colour from the ‘wheel’ part to the ‘square’ part, found on the 3 beans in a pod blog.
I love them laid out like this.
I made 30 of them. Read the rest of this entry
Decorating, leaking showers, new wardrobes and the general trashed house that comes along with them have seen my sewing machine hidden from reach and a person too tired to write anything vaguely interesting of late.
I even decided to give Yarndale a miss in lieu of a much needed day of rest.
Sunday’s short trip out however, quite put a spring in my step. Family time well spent.
Many of my regular readers will know I live quite close to and love the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
And there are not many of you in the UK who will not have heard of last year’s Tower of London poppy installation that my daughter and I had the good fortune to see part way through its full construction.
Well when we heard that a touring poppy Read the rest of this entry
I’ve always fancied crocheting a giant granny blanket. Well this one is more newborn than giant size. It was a pleasure to do.
Just some mindless but very neat crochet.
Round and around and around.
Just one more round.
Go on, just another one.
That is how you end up going to bed far too late, several nights on the trot and wake up with a crochet hangover.
I did start a fancy edging but undid it and bordered it in a couple of rows of double crochet. Read the rest of this entry