Monthly Archives: September 2014

Floating Happy as a Cloud…

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Yes I’m in a ‘happy-floaty-dreamy-cloud’ kind of a mood at the moment dear reader, for I have finished many-many WIP’s, including a couple of squishy cloud pillows. The first completed cloud can be seen in the pretty pic floating above here; it’s a hanging version with hand-embroidered wording and shiny beads on sparkling silver thread. A little bit of hanging heaven☆ My other completed cloud pillow is of the rather larger variety, more of your normal cushion size, with hand-embroidered wording once again. When I started to work on it I wasn’t sure what other decorative bits-and-bobs I was going to adorn it with, but as I was stitching away a daisy popped into my head (as it does from time to time) and indeed a crocheted daisy fitted the whole ensemble perfectly – I hope you agree…

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I just love daisies, such a happy flower don’t you think? Keeping to the pillow theme, have a ganders at my latest cushion design – an embroidered star☆ which once again has hand-embroidered wording…

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…and is made from fabric with teeny-tiny stars on it. Ooh, and modeled by one of my darling daughters: my little star, holding a star☆ and ‘sew’ on to more sewing (pardon the pun) for I have finally sewn up my two doggie plushies: a sweet sausage doggie…

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…a darling Dascshund indeed, who was often to be found in my garden, dashing around after daisies…

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…while Scottie Doggie plushie was totally captivated by butterflies, bless him…

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Pleased as punch with my plushies dear reader, so expect to see more soon in other fabrics. Now for something completely different (but still crafty, fear not) a little bit of weaving! Yes I finally managed to weave a triangle into my woven wall-hanging and added some totally terrific tassels along the edge, then mounted it on to a darling piece of driftwood I discovered on one of my beachcombing forages. Want to see it?

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My little bit of monochrome magic, which looks marvelous on my lounge wall. So pleased with the triangle, so shall attempt another weaving with more triangles, now I’ve got the hang of it. If you fancy having a go yourself dear reader, ‘A Beautiful Mess’ blog has some great weaving-related ideas, so head on over to http://www.abeautifulmess.com and search for ‘weaving.’

Now for knitting. You know I was getting well into lacey knitting last time? Well, I searched through my stash of magazine cut-outs with different lace stitch patterns and came across a diamond lace pattern I was rather drawn to, so I decided to use the lovely linen and cotton mix yarn I had in my stash to knit up another lacey neck cosie, in a delightful denim blue shade…

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Lush colour and fab pattern♡ Of course as well as my continuing obsession with lacey knitting, my obsession with crocheting pebble cosies continues too…

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Simply adorable aren’t they? And now that the autumn mornings are becoming a little on the chilly side, perfect for the poor pebbles. Well I think I have rambled on rather enough for now dear reader, so I shall leave you with a pic of some of my comfort baking to off-set the end-of-summer blues: yummy-scrummy chocie muffins♡ Keep crafting…

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Meet Miss Matilda Mouse…

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Well hello there dear reader! I do so hope you have had a super summer and that you managed to get out into the sunshine to craft in the lovely fresh air somewhere. I myself was often to be found doodling, knitting or crocheting on a beautiful beach and Miss Matilda Mouse is just one of the creations that I crafted up in the sunshine. Isn’t she cute? She is an adaptation of my bunny pattern design and I can’t wait to start on my next cute creature which is based on the same pattern: a monkey! In a pretty dress of course!

Still on the crocheted creatures theme, I have also designed a unicorn pattern, as I wanted to make a unicorn for my fab friend Joy. We both have a bit of a unicorn obsession and she even presented me with a lovely gift of authentic (obviously) unicorn poo! If you don’t believe me, here’s photographic evidence to prove it…

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…see, told you. Anyway, I’m keeping it in my fridge so it stays fresh (as you do) and it makes me smile whenever I open my fridge door! Now there aren’t many people who can say they have unicorn poo in their fridge, are there? Well here’s a couple of pics of the unicorn I designed…

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Isn’t he adorable? Of course I shall have to make myself a little magical fellow now too. Still on the crochet theme, I have also started making cute little crocheted cosies for pebbles (gosh, what with monkeys in dresses and unicorn poo and now pebble cosies, bet you think I’ve gone stark-raving bonkers, but bear with me dear reader) anyway, these pebble cosy thingies make pebbles even lovelier to hold in the palm of your hand, sort of cuddlier and softer, but still keeping their rather pleasing curved shape…

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Oh-so-pretty, pastel pebbles♡ Loving them muchly. Now for something more normal but still on the ‘cosie’ theme, I have finished knitting the lacy snoods I was working on; one in gorgeous Debbie Bliss yarn, which is a cotton, linen and silk blend…

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…and the other in a Rico Design cotton blend yarn…

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Aren’t they simply divine? I used a Rowan lace pattern which you can download for free on their website ( http://www.knitrowan.com ) and I am now addicted to lace knitting, so be warned!

Well that’s all my crafty news for now, next time I should hopefully have some embroidered cloud pillows and a couple of canine plushies to share with you, as they are the sewing projects I’m currently working on, as well as a bit of wonderful weaving too. I will leave you with a couple of sunny-summery shots from my beaching adventures dear reader, as I wish you farewell for now. Until next time – keep crafting!

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