Cards update




Zen

Originally uploaded by bonitocrafts

It was mentioned to me the other day that I haven’t put any cards up for ages. It’s not that I haven’t been making any, although my output has been greatly reduced by all the other things I have had going on lately.

I have just uploaded all the cards I have made since July. Not a great deal. But some.

This was a particular favourite. I have had several orders lately for Yoga themed cards and was running out of ideas when I got this order. It has turned out to be my favourite of them all.

Click the picture to se more of my recent cards.

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Bags!!

This is coming together so quickly, it looks like I have spent far more time working on it than I have. I have actually been doing a lot of coursework for my teaching course this weekend, but in my breaks from the computer and textbooks I have whipped out the crochet and been working on this bag that I have been wanting to make for what feels like forever.

The pattern is from Attic24 and the link is in my previous blog post. It will be a fairly generous sized bucket bag which I plan to line with something colourful hopefully using something from my stash of patchwork fabrics.

When I have made this one, if I have any yarn left – which is looking likely at this stage – I hope to make a similar one that is not so big then a few other bits and pieces to use the rest of this wonderful stash of colours.

Anyway. Enough words. You want to see pictures I am sure.

Ok. So here’s the progress so far. Hope you like.

Bag Base

Bag Base

Bag Base

Finished!

It started fast then dramatically slowed after the halfway point. It went from all encompassing obsession at the start of the project to a perfect piece to pick up and work at any spare moment. It was the perfect camping project too as I didn’t need to look at or work from a pattern once I had got going.

It has travelled with me on visits to family and friends as well as to craft club on occasion, and has drawn admiring and covetous glances in many places. My lovely cousin even compared my ripples to Missoni (google Missoni Home and you’ll see what I mean) how lovely is she?

In fact dear cousin Nan loves it so much I have promised that should anything happen to me (she mentioned just yesterday that should I ‘ahem’ fall down the stairs) the blanket will come to her. I think I might have to watch my back.

Well, enough of me rattling on. I expect you will want to see some pictures of my blanket. OK then. Here we are.

Full 80 stripes

Ripply goodness

Trying to think of ways to show the size of my blanket, I enlisted the help of my lovely boy. As you can see. He’s not as tiny and cute as he once was, but he’s a lovely lad, even if I do say so myself. Yes. His feet really are as huge as they look 😉

Cosy.

Cosy and snug

What do you mean you can still see me?

All Done

Ok. So what’s next? Well another project to pick up at the odd spare moment has begun. I am just starting my next teaching course so will have a lot of studying to do, but I need the have something crafty to stop me losing it completely. The lovely Lucy at Attic24 has a gorgeous bag pattern that I found when looking for the ripple instructions for my blanket. Look here for Lucy’s Bag .I have made a start and have completed half the bag base so far.

Bag Bottom

Well. I think that’s probably enough showing off for now. I hope you like my colourful crochet. It certainly makes me feel jolly when I look at all the lovely bright colours.

Onwards now as Tim has taken William off to London for the day for an explore so that I can do some coursework, so I suppose I had better do some.