Friday, 14 January 2011

Bunting Ta-dah

It's finished!! Well actually , there are 2 I have finished!
The first one, I made with yarn I have had for years, some of it at least 10 years.
I shall call it Happy bunting as it makes me smile when I look at it!

This photo was taken in my daughter's bedroom, we finished decorating it just before Christmas. She and my son have swapped room as she is at Uni. This room is not very big at all but it does have lots of storage for all her stuff!The bunting won't stay in here, it's a bit too bright but perfect for my little craft room!

See the little lilac cushion on the day bed, I made that with a tray cloth I bought from the boot for 50p I think! I just folded in half and stitched around the edge leaving a gap to stuff it!

Anyway I've drifted off topic now.

The 2nd length of bunting was also made wirh yarn from my stash, a little bit country I think!

Now I'm working on a pretty cotton pastel bunting, I'll show you after the weekend!

Have a good one!

Rachel x

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy Things!

Coffee, cookies and crochet= 1 hour of total happiness!!

See how easily pleased I am!

Thank you all so much for your crochet encouragement and kind words!

I promise I will talk about something else soon.

Have a lovely day!

Rachel x

Monday, 10 January 2011

Show and tell

Last week I bought these lovelies from the CS and I forgot to show you.

Pretty mohair scarves. I didn't buy them to wear, I would like to make something with them, but I'm not sure what yet!

The colours are much prettier in real life!

These 2 are pure wool and may become little Scottie dogs I think!

The grey scarf on the left is beautifully soft Alpaca, gorgeous!

They are just sitting in a pile at the mo.

I had a wonderful weekend filled with crisp sunny walks, yes sunny and blue skies, DVD watching, lovely crochet and gorgeous food cooked by Hubby (he made a lovely roast dinner)

Oh and Singstar, now I'm not one for karaoke, no no no, I'm too shy( my friends would snigger at this point and say You, Shy?) But I am I exclaim! But in the comfort of my own home we have great fun battling it out on Singstar and we just ordered a new one which made us laugh- a lot!Now I say us, I mean me and Hubby, as my 16 yr old son disappeared upstairs cringing as we attempted Bohemian Rhapsody! Honestly, !!

Now I have a bit more crochet to show you, made with yarn from my stash, in the loft. That would be the loft that is SOOOO full of my craft stuff, Hubby swears it will collapse into our bedroom anytime soon!


I followed the tutorial from Bunnymummy and it is brilliant, very clear and easy to follow!

PastelsThank you so much Jacquie! You're a star!

Still working on my little squares scarf!

Rachel x

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sweet Treat Bags

Just popped in quickly to tell you about these sweet little treat bags!

They are free downloads from The Farmchicks

Serena is so kind and generous! The floral one is my favourite! So quick and easy too, ideal for little treats and gifts!

More flowers too !Made from yarn in my stash!

Hope you are having a lovely day!

Rachel x

Friday, 7 January 2011

Come on , concentrate...

That's what I kept telling myself as I sat in front of the computer following this brilliant tutorial

the first attempt was a little mis-shapen but then I actually got it!

I've made Teeny Tiny Flowers!

Thank you so much Lucy you really have made my Friday!

Mind you, Hubby thinks I've gone bonkers dancing around the room squealing 'Oh my god, I can do a flower'

I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

Wishing you all a Happy Weekend!

Rachel x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A funny old start to the year..

and not in a good way.
The washing machine wouldn't drain but Hubby fixed it, then the Internet went on the blink, then we lost the Internet totally.then finally the central heating boiler went up the spout! It was f- f- flippin freezing, so there have been a few headaches while we got it all sorted and now we are finally back on track.
I huddled under a blanket and continued with my crochet scarf, which is coming along nicely!

I am really enjoying hooking these little squares in my spare moments!Even while I'm loading these photos!
Some of these yarns I've had for 20 years!Some are vintage yarns from the boot too!

When I wrote my first post about crochet I would've liked it to be longer but because of the Internet problem I had to write it really quickly and didn't include everything I wanted too.

There are lots of beautiful blogs full of crochet inspiration so here are a few more that I would've liked to include

Bunny mummy, I met the lovely Jacquie on Flickr last year. She has a wonderful blog filled with crochet inspiration and free tutorials too! I hope to have a go at her bunting soon!

Tabiboo I love to read Nina's gorgeous blog!Wonderful photos filled with crochet inspiration.I love her granny scarf!

Of course there are lots of gorgeous blogs out there and I'm finding more each day.It was torture before, coming across these blogs when I just couldn't do it. Ooohing and ahhing over bright colourful crochet and now I feel such a part of it!

Thank you so much for all your encouraging and kind comments, I really do appreciate every single one of them! And to the ladies who have said they can't do it, just keep at it, it honestly will just click into place one day!


Rachel x

Sunday, 2 January 2011


I'm so excited to tell you about this! But first HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! Hope you had a Smashing Christmas!Ours was lovely, and I am loving the new year because I have Finally learnt to CROCHET!! I have wanted to do this for sooo long, years in fact, I have made many attempts before but couldn't even get to grips with how to hold the hook!

But this year I was determined, after seeing so much hooky loveliness here and here...

and most definitely here , I knew I just had to persevere until I had done it, and I have, AT LAST!!

I can't believe I made these tiny squares!

It's all because of this lovely lady and her amazing blog.
It was so easy to follow her step by step instructions, they were so clear, I could check if I was doing it right with the gorgeous clear photos too!

Thank you so much Vanessa!!

I'm now working on the scarf and really enjoying it!

I'm off to do some more, gotta go into the loft to raid my stash of oddment yarns!
Rachel xx


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