Lori Rose

A few months ago I had a Facebook message from Angela of Lori Rose who wanted to use my ‘stitch-sharing’ stitch guides in her monthly creations club. I was delighted to have been asked  – especially as I’m keen to help as many people get started on their own crochet journey. Continue reading

Advertisements

The World of Millinery

1st mini hat makeSince I last posted I have become a little obsessed by the World of Millinery. It all started with a search for a hat to wear to my nieces wedding as the ones I truly loved were way over my budget.

For the last few weeks I have spent my evenings trying to learn as much as I can about this sculptural craft. I’ve emailed designers for start-up advice on what materials to buy as a beginner, researched “how-to-guides” on creating basic hats and watched countless clips on YouTube! Continue reading

Molly’s Backseat – making a backseat cover for my Fiat 500

Molly Fiat 500Molly is my Fiat 500 and I’ve found myself becoming increasingly protective of her insides. My daughters love pootling around in her and to keep the back seats in ‘tip-top’ condition I’ve been making a patchwork backseat cover, (which can also double as a small picnic blanket).

The first step was to work out the size of the fabric panel – that’ll be 11 squares wide! Do you think this way of measuring could catch on?!? I must admit I did cheat a bit on the patchwork as I used 2 x Lily Ashury’s Gypsy Girl ‘charm packs‘. calculating the size of the back seat cover

Continue reading

The Making of my ‘Attic 24 Ripple’ Blanket

I have long admired the waves of Lucy’s Attic 24 Neat Ripple blanket and how the colours calmly snuggle together to make you feel all cosy. My Attic 24 Ripple Blanket Continue reading

Celebrate St David’s Day by Making a Paper Double-Daffodil

Happy St David’s Day!Paper double daffodil the stitch sharer

How about celebrating St David’s Day (1st March) by making yourself a tissue paper double-daffodil? Incase you’re wondering a double-daffodil has extra petals so it looks rather like a carnation.

The instructions in my last post for paper peony flowers are easy to adapt – remember to check them out first to understand the basic concept of how to make a tissue paper flower.

Continue reading