I wanted to make a heart themed cushion – but wanted something a little different than normal, and after a bit of thinking and a few sketches of ideas I decided I wanted to try and do a woven heart appliqué cushion. I wasn’t too sure whether it would work as it’s been a long time since I made any woven paper hearts and I didn’t know I’d it would look as good using fabric instead. After a few disasters with making the paper templates I got my paper pattern for the heart sorted and got cracking on with cutting it out and sewing it to the cushion front.
I am really glad I went with this woven heart idea as it’s worked out really well – I’m thinking of doing a cushion with a few smaller versions of the hearts in different colours next!
The fabric is from the Nursery Basics fat quarter set and was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company, and the tutorial to make one is available over on their blog:
I’ve really enjoyed making all my Santa themed items over the last few weeks (storage baskets with beardsand without beards), so I decided to do just one more (for now..!) and here it is – a Santa drawstring bag.
This is perfect for gifting things in this Christmas and I already have got a few made so I can pop some gifts into them.
The pattern for this is available over on my Etsyand Ravelryshops.
Now its time to get a move on with my remaining Christmas ideas!
Sneaking in one more Halloween themed make….a crochet Halloween table mat.
I’ve been wanting a mat to go on my table with a bowl of Halloween sweets this year and haven’t seen anything I’ve really liked and after making my Halloween wall hanging I realised it would also be a perfect idea for making a table mat too!
I decided to do the same layout as my Halloween wall hanging as I liked how all the pieces looked together.
I think this might be the last Halloween make for this year now as it’s getting a bit too close to get anything else finished in time. Also the number of projects I already have on at the moment I couldn’t really add any more!
Pattern for this cushion is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
The Halloween Makes are Taking Over – Time for a Halloween Themed Wall Hanging With Bats, Pumpkins, Mummy, Monster, Eyeballs And Spiders!.
It’s a good think I bought a load of orange wool when I saw it in the shops a few months ago as I am going through it like crazy with all these Halloween themed makes!
I’ve had so many ideas for Halloween makes and just never had enough time to make them all until now, so I am trying to get them all made before I run out of time and need to get on with other projects.
Following on from my Halloween bunting and Halloween coastersis a Halloween themed wall hanging, this will add a little more Halloween-ness to my walls this Halloween – to be honest I like it so much it’s already up!
Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:
Now I think I have just enough time to make a couple more…..
Time to go a bit wavy, with a textured crochet blanket
I’ve been working on a blanket for a while now, it’s taken me so long to get it finished because I couldn’t quite decide on the pattern and each time I started I wasn’t too sure whether it was going to be too wavy. After a number of restarts and pattern changes I decided to stop over thinking it and just go with the original pattern idea I had.
I was still worried about my decision until I got about a quarter of the way through the blanket and I saw the effect of all the waves together and I knew I had done the right thing.
With all the waves on this blanket it has a really textured feel and it is really warm and cosy. Blanket size is 98x98cm.
There was only one name I could call this blanket – introducing ‘going wavy’!. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Pattern for this blanket is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.