I really do enjoy crochet – it is one of the best things that I have learnt (and still learing) to do by a country mile. I just wish I was quicker at it – I have a stall booked at the craft fair that is being held as part of my Women’s Institute’s First Anniversary Celebrations. There is going to be a chef from a local cafe coming who is going to give us a demonstration on how to bake macaroons – and he is bring tasters for us too!! – oh yummy. I have never made macaroons so I am really looking forward to this. There are several other local business having stalls too. I am super excited and terrified in equal measure.
I thought that I would show you some of the things that I have made so far.
I plan on making a couple more of these in different colours.
I used this pattern from Maartje at Silly Old Suitcase, this lady is incredible – not only does she share her amazing patterns but she makes such fabulous picture tutorials, that even a novice like me can follow. Please visit her site it is just brilliant.
I made these using a basic Granny Square with a cute little flower and button on top. The pattern for the flower can be found here at Attic 24. Yet another amazing site with fabulous tutorials.
I made these using a basic Granny Square again with a rose and leaves on the top. The video tutorial for the rose can be found here. As the Granny Squares are so open a little underwear was required, I made little cushions from some white cotton, filled this with toy stuffing and then dressed them with crochet. I am really pleased as they turned out exactly as I pictured in my mind.
I have made some other stuff that I have been unable to photograph yet due to the miserable weather making the light so terrible. Roll on spring.
When I can fathom my Etsy Shop out I will be putting my items on there also.
It has been half term here this week so I have only been able to craft once Little Man was in bed, but we have done some fun stuff. We went for a bus ride to a local park with some friends, did some baking for our Saturday play date, but best of all we did some volunteer gardening for a local charity. Four hours passed blissfully as Little Man, the other volunteers and I tackled the weeds and rubbish with gusto. I don’t mind admitting that I was totally pooped by the time Little Man was going to bed, but a little gentle crocheting and a hot cup of tea soon made me feel much better.
It is Pancake Day or to give it its proper name Shrove Tuesday this coming Tuesday – now I like mine with jam in the middle with lemon juice and sugar sprinkled on the outside – just how my mam used to make them when I was a kid. Little Man likes his with chocolate spread inside.
How do you like yours? Nice and healthy with fruit? or down and dirty with chocolate?? or even heaven forbid with bacon (eeewwwwww)
Have a great day.