Saturday, 18 February 2012

Granny A Day - Week 7

I'm still behind with the Granny A Day challenge. I reckon by 15 squares. But although I don't have completed squares I do at least have 15 middles.
I still hope to catch up, but I'm finding it hard to find the time to do something with the squares that I've already made as well as making new squares. I am making progress putting together the red, white and blue squares though, but more on that later...

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Thrifty Thursday - Storage Box

Last week I found this lovely box at the charity shop for just £1.50. It's made of card and covered in thick, textured paper. The stickers on the bottom say it originally contained note sheets and envelopes, made in Scotland by Waverley. I thought it would make a good storage box for my yarn.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Pretty Things - Porcelain Pincushion

I'm not usually one for dainty porcelain tea cups but I saw this pincushion and fell in love with it. There's a tutorial on how to make it in a Sewing Savvy Newsletter on the Clotilde website. If I can find just the right cup and saucer, I might just have to make one for myself.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Granny A Day - Week 5

Well, I have to admit that I've fallen a little behind with my Granny A Day squares. But I managed to make 6 more red, white and blue squares, which will be joined to the others to make a little scarf for baby boy.

Speaking of baby boy, he's grown too big for the Moses basket and we've had to get the cot out :(  The blanket that I made for him is way too small for it though so I'm going to undo the edging and add additional squares to make the blanket more cot-sized. I'm going to need 183! Better get cracking then...

Saturday, 4 February 2012

My First Crochet Blanket

I decided to crochet a baby blanket last July, a month or so before I was due to give birth. I didn't actually finish it until October!

I'd made a few test squares, several flowers and a couple of hats up until then, but this would be my first big crochet project.  I found a lovely pattern for the blanket in a library book - "Easy Crochet 50 Projects for Fashion and Home" by Family Circle.  The choice of colours happened accidentally as they were all I could find in the shop at the time, but in the end worked out really well. It's a little on the small side, but is a good size for the crib and is lovely and warm.