Sunday, 24 March 2013
Friday, 22 March 2013
A month or two ago, I was messing around with paint, stencils and chipboard and made a scrapbook page that was ready to go bar a photo and title. I stashed it in one of my crop boxes and I found it when I unpacked at the crop. I had just done a print run of photos and one of them just looked great with the page, so on it went!
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Here's my little Vixie using the computer. What's that on her head though?
It's a crochet bow! The pattern was in Simply Crochet issue 2, designed by Cara Medus. It called for 4-ply yarn doubled, but I just used some DK I had lying around. It is pink but variegated with bits of magenta into pink into grey. It's a very interesting one that LK picked up for me one day. Thanks!!
Vixie has already worn it twice, and that's saying something.
Monday, 11 March 2013
I live in a 1930's house that has the stained glass windows in the front hall. I decided to take these motifs as inspiration for my next mirror.
I wanted a little bit of the text effect, so I wrote some random French and English things about flowers and roses and friends etc and painted over it.
And here it is in situ:
I'm happy with that, although that's all I did this weekend. :)
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Broomstick Lace is the crochet technique shown here. There are four rows of four broomstick lace stitches in stripes of colour.
I learned Broomstick Lace from Naztazia on YouTube. Check her tutorial out and you'll be making these in no time!
I did alter the technique slightly to accommodate my needs. In Naztazia's instructions the stitch is a cluster of five loops held together by five stitches, but as my square was only to be 16 stitches in length, I clustered four loops and held them together with four stitches. This enabled me to keep to the scale of the project. When I was finished with the rows of loops, I continued around the border with chains to help with future assembly.
Squares of this colour combination are going into a special project that I'm doing with my mom. She lives in the USA and I live in the UK. We are crocheting different squares with the same yarn. When we make a square of a certain type, we make two of them. We keep one and send one out. We will each have the same exact squares, half made by each of us, and we will each be able to keep it.
I've done more squares. I'll post these too eventually. You have been warned!
Friday, 8 March 2013
I used three new items on this card:
1. Panpastel for the background. I bought a few pans from Ally Pally last year, but I never really got into them until I bought the Mixed Media 2 set from Oyster Stamps.
2. Also from Oyster, the Funny Bones sentiment stamp that I thought would work so well with-
3. My wool and knit set of Marianne D Craftables dies from Crafts-u-Love.
I'll be making more of these for my yarn-obsessed friends and anyone who wants to give one!