Hi Everyone, all still sane? Getting into this lockdown situation now?
Well, that is week 3 completed and what a challenge that was. Had a few mental blocks on this one, and a few harsh words muttered but got there in the end, Phew!
Had to do two squares again this week, but this time I did each round together so both worked up at the same time.
This weeks inspiration came from the buoys and fishing nets washed up on our shores and you can really see that come through in the squares. I absolutely loved it this week Coastal Crochet, but I am a little concerned these squares seem larger than the last ones made in week 1 and week 2. I’m sure it will all come together in the end.
So here it is week 3’s instalment, roll on Friday for week 4, can’t wait.
Well I think we are all well and truly back into the normal swing of things again aren’t we? The first full week back at work for the majority is now over, how are we all feeling?
Even though I have been back to work I still have managed to complete two more Baby Yoda’s which are ready for their new homes, I think these are the final two for a while, but I have so loved making them. He is just so god dam cute.
Time to change the colours around on my WIP trolley, Oh my days I haven’t told you about my DIY WIP trolley, my Facebook followers know of my project but I’ve failed you my blog readers, apologies (I have been busy)
Lets make up for that shall we. On a visit to Hobbycraft recently I saw their storage trollies were half price, luckily I had not yet been paid so I didn’t buy one but was planning to return to get one before they all sold out.
Brainwave (yes it does happen sometimes). I quickly opened my Amazon app and searched for storage trollies on wheels. There is was a veg trolly on wheels, reduced, and on prime so I would have it the next day “Buy now with 1 click’ job done. Dangerous that buy in now with 1 click button.
It arrived as predicted the following day and I quickly assembled only to notice that the gaps on each ledge where far too wide for my little bits and bobs. I took the box it came in and started carving it up to make some shelves for each ledge.
I knew I had some material stashed away somewhere so on the hunt I went, oh lord searching through my stash is never a good thing, but I went straight to it (meant to be was going through my head).
So how do we attach this to the cardboard quickly then, I have no patients so couldn’t possibly wait, Glue? Hmmm didn’t work so well, Stables? Errrr not so great either. I know just sellotape it? brilliant this worked the quickest and easiest of them all.
This does mean that I have 1 Glued, 1 Stapled and 1 sellotaped, Hey third time lucky right, don’t judge, I may be good with a hook and some yarn but other crafty things not so much lol.
My favourite part of it is that I can hang my array of stitch markers on it as a feature. I also found these mini storage baskets at the range and knew they where perfect.
End result = Happy Me
So now all my Yoda’s are out of the way I can change the colours on my shelves and move the projects up and of course add a new one.
Now to start on these beautiful cakes, I do hope they work for what I have planned for them, watch this space to see.
Have a lovely weekend all and show me what you are working on whatever that may be, I do love to see your work.
Happy Saturday everyone, don’t know about you but it doesn’t really feel like the weekend does it?
During the festive break I did that one thing all crafters shouldn’t do, head to Hobbycraft, just for a look ha ha.
To be honest with you I was really well behaved, I literally brought one ball of yarn and a piece of felt, and didn’t actually get what I went for, how did that happen?
Anyway what a ball of yarn it was, I wanted to make something for myself to start the year off so I was thinking infinity scarf / cowl maybe? I didn’t want anything to thick as the yarn is quite chunky itself so I made this one.
I had so much left over I decided to make a matching ear warmer, I’m not much of a hat person, but needed some large buttons to make them the feature. I found these in my go to store and thought they were perfect.
But look how much I still have left, gloves maybe? make the full set, what do you think?
So on the 4th day of 2020 I’ve made these, another Yoda and started two more Baby Yoda’s, wow that’s good going for me, lets hope this continues throughout the year.
A few issues back now Crochet Now Magazine had this pattern in and it brought back so many memories of my childhood, I used to love watching Sooty and friends growing up, did you?
So when a friend said her son loves watching him too, lightbulbs went off in my head and I knew what I had to do lol.
The pattern was really quick and easy to make up and the Santa hat is removable so he doesn’t have to be just a Christmas decoration, which I think will be a good job because I’m not sure he’ll be allowed to be packed away with all the Christmas decorations, Oooops!
Crochet Now Magazine, Issue No 47, Designer Sachiyo Ishii, A great little pattern.
So the latest internet sensation is Baby Yoda, the new hit Disney TV series Mandalorian has catapulted his popularity sky high and to be fair you can see why, he is adorable, and that’s coming from a none Star Wars fan. Queue the Star Wars fans rage lol.
Whether you are a fan of star wars or not you can’t help but see how amazingly cute this little guy is so as soon as I saw a pattern available I just had to buy it and give him a go.
Pattern was written by Allison Hoffman from craftyiscool.com, via Etsy if you are wanting to give him a go yourself.
I had to make two as my dog ate the first one and I was so gutted as I’d just completed the most fiddly part of him, the eyes, the night before and I could not salvage any of him so had to start all over again. She was literally in the dog house that day, All day.
I am currently working on the second one (well third really) now and keeping it well away from the dog this time as he is almost complete. I have a feeling it won’t be my last one. Anyone else made him? Please show me I would love to see.
Happy Sunday Evening, hope you’ve had a good weekend?
Quite a few months ago I got asked to make a newborn Santa suit, Yes of course, I said, No problem, I said, Hmmmmm little did I know how awkward I would find it.
I started it straight away of course, as I always have to, even if I have a million other things on the go, a customer will always come first. I had a bit of a shock, I couldn’t do it I have no idea why my head just couldn’t get into it. I had to frog and start again so many times that I actually put it away so I couldn’t even see it.
I left it for months, but it was playing on my mind, so as December was approaching I knew I had better get it out and start a fresh again, turns out a line in the pattern was missing and I never even noticed it before.
So off I went thinking a had a few weeks till baby Eden’s due date, but no he had different ideas didn’t he. He wanted out and out he came quite early.
I cracked on and after adding my missing row in I sailed through it to finish and oh I am so glad I did just look at him #heartmelt #adorable.
So from Cosy Crochet to all of you have a Wonderful Christmas and New Year / New Decade and enjoy every moment you get with friends and family time is just to precious.
Hello All, how is that Christmas shopping coming along? If you’re anything like me I’ve still not really started. I seem to making things for others and not thinking about myself and what I need as always.
Well, a few weeks ago I got these really cute mini balls of cotton yarn and didn’t know what to do with them. I decided to make a face scrubby and try it. Being cotton they are really soft, washable, therefore reusable Bonus!
I donated all the sets bar a few to Marie’s Forever Aloe Vera to use as part of the Christmas Gift sets which make a lovely little addition as I put them in their own colour coordinated organza bags. It’s the small touches isn’t it?
If you are looking for some last minute gift ideas then do take a look at the Forever Page and ask for a gift set to be put together for you, or go over to the website and pick your own great products.
Have you used reusable face scrubs or made your own? They are a great environmentally friendly alternative to face wipes. Please show me your makes if you have as I only made up a very basic pattern for them.
Hello Everyone, just a quick one this Sunday morning, I hope you are all well?
I brought this amazing pattern from one of my favourite designers last month, Eleonora Tully @Coastal Crochet, and these wrist warmers work up really quick and easy and look fabulous. They are great for walking the dogs so that you don’t have to keep taking them off for you know what (the stinky job lol).
I made these using Stylecraft’s DK and they feel so soft and silky, I might just have to use up some stash and make some more, you always need a change of colour right?
Well, I just had to share this little guy with you, he was so quick and easy to make up that I cannot wait to make some more.
I have been waiting for this book to arrive for quite some time now, in fact I had given up on it actually arriving, then out of the blue a notification from Amazon and the next day it was pushed through my door.
How exciting, I really didn’t know which one to do first there are so many to choose from, the frog looked rather quirky so went with him first, I think it was the tongue.
The book is by Jonas Matthies, Mr Supergurumi himself, go check out his website he is so talented.
I cannot wait to make more bookmarks, they’re going to make great stocking fillers.
Good afternoon everyone, I am so very happy to report that on this miserable rainy Saturday here in the UK that I have my Crojo back. I completed two wonderful projects this week and started a third and I just had to share them with you ASAP.
Firstly as it’s that spooky time of year I made an Halloween Bear and he is just so cute, I purchased the pattern from EmmyToysDesign through Etsy. After spotting it on Facebook I just had to get it. What do you think? He was the one to ignite my hook again, thank you Pumpkin (yes I literally just named him pumpkin right now quite fitting I think)
My second project was The Late Summer Sunsets Blanket, pack supplied by the Knitting Network using their new DK Go yarn which is just amazing to work with, and the pattern supplied by the super talented Eleonora Tully @coastalcrochet. This is my second blanket from Coastal Crochet this year she is such a great designer.
I love these colours and on such a miserable day like to day it just adds that summer smile to my face, just beautiful.
Anyway I had to share them both with you and I hope you like them?