Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A Touch Of Spring

Hello there, are you looking forward to Spring? I am, it's my favourite season. The snowdrops have been out for a few weeks now and already the daffodil shoots are peeking up into the weak sunshine.

It was rather grey here last week so what better to do than snuggle up on the sofa with a big mug of tea, my favourite hook and some bright yarn to make some colourful little flowers. Do you like them?

I was thinking primroses when I made them, I saw some in the shops recently but although they looked lovely I think it's still a little too cold here for them. So these are my colourful, cheerful little primroses. Aren't they pretty? They really have brought a bright note to my day. Have your thoughts turned to Spring too?

Whilst in the mood for flowers, I remembered I had made a couple of Russian dolls (Babushkas) from Nicki Trench's Cute and Easy Crochet book a while back. I hadn't finished them, so I duly dug them out and added some little flowers to them too.

Here they are, spending a cold day warming up on the radiator. The weather can't make it's mind up today so we are having sunny spells, snow flurries, rain and a cold, cold wind.  I think these little ladies are cute though they are definitely a bit chubbier than the ones in the book!

The Babushkas were worked in the round and were very quick and easy to do. I used bits and pieces of double knitting yarn from my stash to use it up instead of the yarns used in the book. It was an ideal project for those. Now I just need to think of somewhere to use my cheerful little primroses too. I hope something brought some lovely colour into your week.

H x

Monday, 9 February 2015

Hello and welcome.

 Hello and welcome to my craft corner. I love to crochet having taught myself during a very snowy winter a few years ago. Creating crochet items for family and friends I always seem to end up altering the original pattern, so I'm finally getting round to sharing my makes and designing my own patterns. I hope you will enjoy peeking into my world as I crochet my way through the year. Please check back soon for my first make of the year and thanks for stopping by.