Saturday, 31 May 2014

Apologises for not keeping up with your blogs-I've not managed to find the time to sit down with a nice cuppa and have a read through.  How are you all?  Hope that you are all well and enjoying some crafting goodness :-D

I completed the little ripple blanket for my sister's neighbour.  We posted it off yesterday afternoon and got a call today to say it had arrived!  (With all the problems we have here, at least the Postal Service isn't one of them...well, outgoing anyway, my post keeps going everywhere because of my address)

The little girl loves her new blanket-she has some health isses and has to spend quite a bit of time in hospital.  She's due for a hospital visit very soon so I'm glad the blanket arrived so quickly as she can snuggle in it while she's there.

I think I shall start calling myself the 'Random Blanketeer'.  I seem to have a thing for making surprise blankets...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Long absence....

Sorry for all the quiet here-I've been a bit down recently and have found it a little too much to post anything.  I've got a few projects on the go-a couple of blankets and I'm hoping to make a Mandela for the lovely Attic24 and Yarndale.

Myf and I had a lovely May Day bank holiday weekend visiting my beautiful sister Mummycat, my lovely brother in law and my gorgeous nieces as eldest niece was taking her First Communion.  Myf and I spent ages trying to find suitable outfits-she was trying on loads of dresses that weren't quite right and we ended up in a charity shop that sold bridal and bridesmaid dresses.  She tried on one that she really, really loved and looked so gorgeous in but it had some kind of staining along the bottom right...nothing too bad but it would show up!

I spent ages taking up the hem and underskirt (Oh, the joys of not having a sewing machine!) and then devising some way to cover up those marks.
I naturally turned to a favourite book, Crochet Bouquet, and made some little flat flowers in various sizes in similar shades of embroidery silk.  Those got stitched over the worst of the marks and then I stitched a line circling the flowers over some of the last bits.  Added a few tiny crystal beads and done!

Myf very kindly modelled it for me

We had a WONDERFUL time with the family

I'm making a lovely ripple blanket (first time!) for my sister's neighbour's daughter-it looks so pretty already :-D