I've just about kept up over the last few weeks - its been close but somehow I have managed it! Its really starting to fill up now - i'm hoping that my choice of using a smaller hoop doesn't end up causing me problems of not having enough space! Week 18: Thistles completed and two… Continue reading A Year in stitches weeks 18-23
Don't think it's possible to have too many flowers so this English Garden fabric by The Craft Cotton Company was perfect for me to get making with! I decided on two different makes which combined used 1 jelly roll and 1 fat quarter set. I was a bit worried about problems I might encounter with… Continue reading But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion
How could I do crochet flowers without doing dahlias, with their lovely colours and being such different shapes and sizes I just had to make some! However, I couldn't quite decide on which dahlia types to make to start with - there are just so many to choose from! Eventually after a long time looking… Continue reading The final crochet flower instalment for now – and saving the biggest until last, part 5: bring out the dahlias!
Time to get back on to the crochet flower theme that has started to take over in my crochet makes these last few weeks - I think it's seeing all the lovely flowers coming out in the garden with this nicer weather that has set me off making them all! This time I decided to… Continue reading I wish the flowers in my garden always came out as well as all these crochet flowers have! Part 4: 5 and 6 petal flowers
Looking out into my garden a few weeks ago I noticed with excitement that the leaves were starting to grow on my roses and it wont be too long before they start to flower. I have been waiting for this all winter! I love their flowers, they are just such lovely colours and the flowers… Continue reading Just blooming marvellous – Crochet flowers, part 3: Roses
I have found memories of making daisy chains when I was younger, and whenever I see them outside it still makes me smile. I couldn't quite decide on what type of crochet daisy to do so tried out a couple of different ones, and I'm still not too sure which I like the best! You… Continue reading It doesn’t matter if you forget to water these flowers, crochet flower making part 2: daisies
As I am letting my poor fingers have a rest from sewing for a few days while they recover from a mammoth patchworking mission I embarked on last week, I have decided to do some crocheting. I have been wanting to make some crochet flowers for a while now so have decided now is the… Continue reading Now for something nice and bright and flowery..Part one: crochet daffodils
Continuing on my unexpected card making spree I decided to have a go at using some dies which I haven't yet had a chance to use. Both are produced by Sissix and I used them in my Big Shot machine, the first is a 3d die, called 3d flower and vine. It took me quite… Continue reading The card take over continues… Part 2: Die-cut flowers, layers and 3d
In the July 2014 docrafts goody bag as well as the botanicals range I used previously were also some other items from the docrafts Papermania Capsule collection wild rose and Tilly Daydream range. From these I used;- Capsule Collection 12"x12" paper pack in wild rose - Capsule Collection big bloomers in wild rose- Capsule Collection polka dot… Continue reading Flying gracefully into the made box are some pink and pretty butterfly cards
After making some cards with quilling detail on them, I decided to crack on and make some more cards using things from my stash as it is starting to get a bit too big to control!. I still had loads of items left from the docrafts July 2014 goody bag I hadn't got round to… Continue reading Staying on a cardmaking track, some more flower themed cards. I need to get making a lot to get my box full again!