Posts Tagged ‘Crochet’

Yep, I LOVE Christmas Trees!! Putting up the tree, for me, signals the start of the silly season. The beginning of multiple parties, BBQs and get togethers with friends, family, the kids’ school etc. I am always excited about putting up our tree. This year, I have also started making some decorations for our tree, with the aim of moving towards a tree full of hand made ornaments in a whole rainbow of colours.

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And, here are some Christmas trees I found on Pinterest that I LOVE

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Getting crafty

Posted: July 6, 2012 in Crafty Me
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Loving crochet at the moment, and even revisiting some old projects xx

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C is for Crochet…..and Chocolate……and Coffee……

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I really loved sharing last week, so have decided to do it again. This week I will share 3 things I love.

Tattoos. I love tattoos. They are such a fantastic form of self-expression; pride; love; and in many cases, stupidity! (hahaha). They can be insanely beautiful and intricate, or extremely bold and boisterous. I myself have 2 tiny, not overly interesting, tattoos, but I plan to add more……hopefully in the not too distant future! I am really loving white tattoos too, and am hoping to get some white script tattooed inside my right wrist for my birthday this year.

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I also love cool nails and nail art. despite often just wearing black, or plain old bare nails!I need to get a tad more adventurous. These are what my nails currently look like:

But I would love to try some of these looks

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And, finally for this week, I LOVE granny squares! The first, and 2nd (bad) photo is the progress of a blanket I am currently working on for my little boy.

And these are some other ideas that I LOVE

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….and this may be hard to believe to the high number of posts on my blog that focus on food that I prepare for my family, but my first creative love is actually knitting, and crochet (although I am still a bit of a crochet novice!).

I find it relaxing. I can zone out while I do it, and it can help me forget about the stresses in life for a little while.

Sometimes I sell my knitting through a page on Facebook. Like this piece I am currently working on for a market night.

and these 2 little newborn beanies made out of gorgeously soft, squishy, organic, merino. LOVE!

I am a member over at Ravelry, as any knitter/crocheter/weaver/spinner/yarn crafter should be, and am inspired daily by the amazing talents of the thousands of people that share their projects there.

If you are into yarn, and aren’t on Ravelry, you really should head over and join up. Just be prepared to lose MANY hours out of your day there, as you browse, download, admire, and (love) xx

Ok, so I’m not really a hooker (as in, one who crochets…..not the other type :-p), but I have a bit of a closet love affair with Granny Squares. They are so versatile, and can be as loud and bright, or as classically simple and chic, as you want them to be.
(oh, and sorry about the quality of some of the photos about to come, many are from my phone).
This is Amy
Miss C scored herself a lovely little Australian Girl Doll called Amy for Christmas, so of course she needs a whole heap of accessories and clothing. Miss C decided Amy needed a blanket, and I totally agreed.
This is Amy’s blanket 🙂
So, I had a dig around through my yarn stash for some scraps that would coordinate nicely.
I settled on scraps in pinks, purples, and greens.
I love Amy’s blanket…one could say it has me “hooked” on
granny squares hehehe
Now as, quite frankly, a beginner crocheter/hooker, I cannot remember stitches off the top of my head, so I had to have a bit of a hunt around on Ravelry for a square I liked the look of, then refer to a book for the written instructions/diagrams for the stitches. I settled on a traditional granny square. Easy.
isn’t she a beauty?
Anyway, I used mostly Aran/12ply weight yarns, with a 5mm hook, and this (roughly 30x30cm) little blanket took me about 3.5hrs in front of the TV one night.
The ease and speed at which it worked up, totally got my blood pumping, and I have dived head first into a blanket for my little man, Matser E. I am aiming for something between cot size, and single bed size, depending on how long my yarn lasts me.
Perfect colours for a little boy 🙂
Cannot wait to complete this blanket for the special little man in my life!