|Mood blanket 2014 and the Attic 24 |
Scandinavian influenced cosy CAL
Last year I enthusiastically began the mood blanket , chose the perfect blanket colours, just for me, loved that I was crocheting in cotton and then BAM, five months later, I stopped. Phil from the wonderful blog The Twisted Yarn, often asked me if I was going to pick it up again but she has now stopped asking. It's been playing on my conscience and today I brought it out of the back of the wardrobe and am leaving it out, just in case I maybe ready to pick it up sometime soon, fingers crossed everyone...
|The mood blanket is based loosely |
on the stripy as you go blanket
In August my daughter will be 16. We have frantically begun to re arrange the garden, which has involved moving sheds, demolishing sheds , cutting down and pruning trees, adding in new fences and completely changing the look of the bottom half of the garden. And now we are about to put in a brick path, patio and more lawn area. To dress up the new patio I decided that I was not busy enough in my life and it would be good to have some crocheted bunting. A couple of years ago I made meters of sewn bunting and we bring it out every year but I wanted something new and just for her party. Having previously bought four balls of Drops Belle cotton/viscose/linen mix for the Knitting and Crocheting Guild/Yarn Stories competition and then finding that I had no time to design an entry, let alone knit or crochet it, had what I felt would be perfect colours for the bunting. So on Sunday whilst watching my son in a rowing regatta I began...
|The start of making 56 crocheted triangles for bunting|
Each triangular shape takes between 10 and 15 minutes depending on my depth of concentration and each ball makes 14 of them. they each measure 6 cm at the widest top part and put end to end will make just under three and a half meters. what I cannot decode upon is would they look better with an equal gap between the triangles in which case I would end up with just over six and a half meters of bunting. That's a lot of chain binding to make to string them together. What would you do, what do you think would look best?
|Which do you think would look best for the bunting?|
You may recall that I have begun an obsession with glass fusing, see post here and this week I have made two pieces which will be fired over the week end. Cannot wait till Tuesday to see how they turn out. That is one of the many joys of glass fusing, you have an image in your mind and then you create as close to that as you can, but nature will take its course with the heat and you never know quite how all the glass will melt together. Exciting times.
|Beginnings of a glass bowl, top |
and a sea blue light catcher
I bean recycling and reupholstering this 1950's dressing table last week and admit to not quite finishing it. From afar, it looks totally finished and I confess to being just a tad in love with it. Notice the spotty material under the crocheted bunting in the photos above? That's the material of choice for this dresser, pop over and see how it turned out.
Finally a little bit of a cheat as this is not a work in progress, but as soon as I can tear myself away from the computer I will begin this project and it MUST be finished by Thursday. It's to travel to Washington DC, which is across the pond from where I live. My daughter travels there on Friday morning to visit my sister. Her partner has begun a new venture and has bought a food truck selling British food in DC and requested if I could make three lines of bunting to go around the truck. Turquoise, pink and white were requested, so I really must crack on....
|Logo for the food truck|
|Unfortunately within a week of beginning, someone broke into |
the truck over night and stole the generator! It's still off road
whilst a new one is located. Very sad and disheartening.
|Scones, cream and home made jam can be |
bought from this food truck in DC
|Material all ready and waiting |
to be made into bunting...
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Joining in for the first time in a while with Amy from Love Made My Home,
taking five minutes out of my day to share with you all my five makes of focus for the week. Also for the first time with Willy Nilly Friday 5