Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June's decoration: Felt hearts

After a day of unsuccessful crocheting I needed a break so I dug out my back copies of Mollie Makes magazine and found that I had marked these felt hearts as a quick project to try.

These hearts were very quick and satisfying... once I had cut out the felt heart shapes I started adding buttons from my stash and had a great time picking them out and sewing them on. Once the buttons were all on it was a very quick job to join the hearts with a running stitch, add a ribbon hanging loop and stuff them lightly.

Ahhh - feeling much better now, nothing like an enjoyable couple of hours of crafting to help you relax :-)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June's craft: Quilting

To give me a break from all the crocheting I've been doing for my new Etsy shop I thought I would make a start on my lovely 'Art girl quilt kit' which I won from believemagic last month.

Well - it would seem that making art quilts are a little addictive and I've not been able to leave this one alone, and now it's finished!

I embellished my pretty girl with a little ruffled apron and a crochet flower for her hair. I did a bit of free hand embroidered writing for the 'Time for Tea' which is okayish - but could do with being a bit more central.

This quilt has a little bit of everything, blanket stitching, patchwork, hand quilting & my first ever attempt to add bias binding. Not too sure what to do with my pretty girl now but I'm sure I'll find somewhere in our home to display her proudly :-)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A 'rabble' of butterflies

This pretty little rabble* are the reason why I've not been keeping up with my blog posts recently... butterflies seem to be taking over here in Tea Towers and they are pretty much all I can think of.

These butterfly motifs are my latest crochet design and I love how they have turned out. This batch of butterflies have been made up using Debbie Bliss cotton DK yarn in 8 of their gorgeous colours.

Once I've finished up a few garlands I'll be making some extra butterflies to send to the wonderful SIBOL project - I've been terrible about sending in squares so I really need to make it up to them :-)

* - according to wikianswers a rabble is the most common way of describing a group of butterflies.