Thursday, 24 January 2013

Daisy and Rosie

Hi everyone,

Just finished two more tea cosies. I love tea cosies.

Just started one for valentines day. Photos of that will follow when it's finished.

Thinking of selling some items on etsy. It would help fund future yarn supplies and some cosies would get good homes instead of sitting at the bottom of a drawer. Has anyone sold on etsy, any feedback would be appreciated.

Until next time,
Happy crocheting, x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Christmas gifts

Hi everyone,

Christmas gifts were all well received. Here are some pics.

There were 3 scarfs, 3 tea cosies, Cafetiere cosy and stockings.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is enjoying some quiet crafting time on these cold January days.

Till next time.
Happy crocheting, x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

One week to Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I've been so terrible at posting. Weeks are just flying by. The Christmas crafting is going well. Detailed posts will follow but here's a little summary.

3 Scarfs, 1 cafetiere cosy, 3 tea cosies and 4 stockings completed. I have a bean bag cover left to sew, a tea cosy and a few more stockings left to finish.

I hope everyone's Christmas crafting is going well. Looking forward to checking out all my favorite bloggers to see what crafty goodness they've come up with this year.

Until next time, happy crocheting x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Zig zag tea cosy

Hello there,

I just finished a second zig zag/ripple tea cosy, same pattern as previous post(just jenn designs). I used a flower on top to decorate and can't decide to put a button in the center or not. Any feedback greatly appreciated.

I'm now in full christmas crafting mode, 3 tea cosies complete. I've 3 more to do, 1 cafetiere cosy, 2 scarfs, a couple of assorted felt decorations and probably more to do once I've those finished. Whether there'll be enough hours in the day to do all this remains to be seen, watch this space.

Hope your all having a lovely weekend. Happy Crocheting, x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tuesday tallies

Hi everyone,

its been awhile since I last posted but I have finally managed to get my granny stripe blanket finished. It's nice to have a snuggle blanket for the winter. It took approx 3 x 100g balls of each of the 17 shades. I bought the yarn in packs from deramore website. It's the stylecraft special DK pack. The finished size of the blanket fits a double bed.

I also finished the zigzag tea cosy I started way back in my last post.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone's progress on gingerbread girls blog.

Until next time,
Happy crocheting x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

One a day update

Hi Everyone,

Well I'm a week and a bit behind in posting. I'd noticed everyone was being struck down by nasty bugs and flu's but thought I was escaping. I didn't. Hubby got sick first, then little dude and finally me. What a rotten dose.

Most importantly though one a day is going well. I have 83 rows done now and i'm onto the third rotation of colours. I really love this blanket because it requires no concentration and i can pick it up and do a few stitches whenever i have a minute.

I had to buy another 2 packs of the stylecraft yarn to keep the project going as i was going to run out of some colours, shock horror. Luckily I had a discount code for 15% off so that took a bit of a sting out of the purchase. Hubby very kindly purchased it for me too. I know he was feeling sorry for me in my sick state, plus i burnt my arm over the steamer when i was cooking dinner and then had a picture fall on my other arm when cleaning the bookcase. I may have informed him of all these ailments more than once. Of course I wasn't complaining though :)

Here's a pic of my progress. Sorry the photo isn't great. My phone is a stone age nokia and thats the only camera I had access too.


I have to finish the zigzag tea cosy this week too. I just needed some buttons, which is where my mom comes in. My mom works in my grandparents shop. It used to have a very large haberdashery department but when granny retired that department retired too. Recently we've been trying to build it back up again. Anyway there is a massive stand of buttons and some are old, very old, older than me. We'll use the term vintage. Mom very kindly packed up a bag of them and sent them down to me. She sees them as a bit of a thorn in her side but i was so excited when i opened the package. I love them and have picked a few that will go perfectly on the tea cosy so no more excuses, tea cosy you will get finished.

I hope everyone elses progress is going well.  

Until next time, 

Happy Crocheting, x

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tuesday Tallies - On Wednesday, oopsie

Hi Everyone,

I started my new one a day project. Its a granny stripe blanket using Stylecraft DK, colour combination and pattern from Lucy at Attic 24. Progress is going well. I needed to pick a project that I had the yarn for and that wouldn't require huge amounts of concentration. Time is precious so I needed to have a project that could be picked up without ten minutes figuring out where I was when I last put it down. This is perfect for that. I have all the yarn bands numbered in their order so its just a case of reach into the stash, grab the colour change and continue. That's as complicated as it gets.

I started last Wednesday so i'm exactly a week at it. I started with 240ch and I plan to continue in length until it is roughly a square. I have each colour done once and there's 17 colours in all, 2 rows in each stripe so that's a total of 34 rows this week. I know each week won't be as good as this but i'm hoping that i'll get a colour a day(2rows) done.

I hope everyone else is getting on well. I don't think Gingerbread Girl has posted this week so if she hasn't everyone's progress can be checked out on the groups Ravelry page.

I mentioned yesterday that I'm giving my All About Granny Blanket to my aunt. She's been very good to us and i'm glad its going to a good home. I hope she'll get the use out of it. Here she is all wrapped up and ready to go.

Until next time,

Happy Crocheting, x