Flowery door garland

My sunflower garland was beginning to look a little bit sparse and sorry for itself, so I decided to give it a make over.

I had some leftover DMC natura cotton, so I picked up a hook and started to make some new flowers.
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I got the pattern for these ones from a book I have which is called 200 crochet flowers and embellishments. They were lovely and quick to make, and the pattern was quite easy.

This pansy was also from the same book.
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And finally I hooked these tiny daisies as I love how bright and cheerful they are.
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The pattern for these is on the Attic24 website.
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Hopefully I’ll have a bit of time tomorrow to join them together with some chains, and then I can hang it up and bring a little bit of summer into my living room.

I’m back!

Apologies for the short break in blog posts, no excuse other than lots of working (both craft work and not so craft work). That, coupled with a head cold that just wouldn’t leave, plus weekly physio for my recently replaced hip, has meant that something had to be neglected, and my poor blog was that thing.  But no more, now I’m back and have some things to share with you.

Firstly I thought I’d show you a couple of things I’m making for a new super secret yarn bomb that we are planning. Obviously I can’t tell you what we’re yarn bombing, otherwise it wouldn’t be super secret, but I can show you some of the things I’m making.

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These two are pencil tops, to go onto the top of fence posts. The front one came out miles too small, so I’ve doubled up in the yarn, two strands instead of one, and a size 7 hook. I still have a way to go to make it big enough, but I’m happy that I’m on the right track this time.

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These are a couple of blue squares, 30cm square. I can’t tell you what these are for yet, but I need several more plus a couple of white ones to finish the item.

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And finally, our yarn bomb involves lots and lots of these. You can never have too many pompoms can you 🙂

We have a few months before this yarn bomb is assembled, and the plan is to make this our biggest yarn bomb to date. Stay tuned for more updates as the crochet progresses.

A Birthday Doll

This weekend I’ve been working on a birthday present for one of my very dear friends. Her birthday isn’t until Friday, but I don’t think she reads this blog, so I can show you all how it turned out.

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The idea was to make a doll that looks like her. As you don’t know her, you won’t be able to pass opinion on how like her it is, but she loves wearing green, and often wears a pink scarf. She has lovely thick hair, which I must admit I wasn’t to impressed with when I had to individually knot each strand!

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I’m really pleased with how she turned out, however whether or not she recognises herself is the true test of how successful I’ve been. I’ll let you know on Friday. 

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