Saturday, 11 April 2015

something old but something new

I figured that i would start putting other things on my blog, as sometimes it seems that iam lost to oblivion for days weeks on end so sometimes its quite a while in between blog posts. It seems like im only crafting now n again which is actually not the case. I do many things other than papercrafting. I create boutique hairbows and i have a love of fabric so i like creating with fabric, ribbon, allsorts of things. The past couple of months however i have re discovered my love of crochet. My nanna taught me to do this when i was 9 years old. Its something that i havent really done for many many years, apart from a few baby blankets that ive done for my kids over the years.
Anyhows a couple of months ago i came across a fantastic blog full of lots of colourful crochet
It made me want to dabble again :) so dabble i did. I love the fact that i can create something useful , things that can be kept for many many years, bright colourful things. 
I wanted to create a blanket for the chloe monster , something single bed size so as she can keep it for when shes older, for when im no longer around ( hopefully that wont be for at least another 40 years) but you get the idea. Lucy over at attic 24 has many free patterns on her blog with very clear simple instructions with loads of pics. I loved the ripple blanket on there so decided that would be my first project.

Its took me a couple of months to finish it as its so large, but i love the finished blanket and so does chloe :)

I ended up buying loads more wool and needed something to store it in. Lucy has a fab bag pattern on her blog so i decided to create a bag to store my wool in. I created a way larger bag than in the pattern though and i love it! 

My finished bag is massive haha, so i now have another smaller one on the go :) i also want another blanket so my next blanket is going to made up of hexagons .... Loads of them!

Im loving the fact that it is all so portable so i can just sit on the sofa  doing this so im near everyone else rather than down the bottom of the garden in the craft room.
At the moment im doing 7 of each hexagon design, i may have to do more of each, i guess it depends on how many different colour combos i use. I can't wait for the finished blanket :) right my next batch of hexagons are waiting to be made :)
Thanks for looking 
Shaz xxx




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