Branching Out!

I have been experimenting of late. A chance encounter with some air drying clay led me to creating something different to my normal crochet! I gathered all my equipment together in this sunny (well it was trying to be sunny!) place.

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Ah the place I love the most (outside wall and fence need painting but inside – I love!) And while pootling I created these. Let me know what you think ok?

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One shroom! Close to my heart and at this stage not quite finished! It now has a few more flowers, a repainted but still distressed door and glitter shining from the window.

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One sparkly teeny tiny sign. Awaiting the wire to hang it with and the addition of some teeny tiny beads too.

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Another teeny tiny sign – as above!

Many moons ago I used to paint angels with glass paint – here’s one

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With the clay I wondered – could I create something similar? could I? It turns out – yes happily I could and here she is now (I’m especially proud of her – can you hear the drum roll?)

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Tah Dah! Oh how I love this little angel! She is rustic and I love love love her! In fact I love her so much that I am making her a family! She will eventually hang but for now she sits – propped angelically up next to a candle.

I love making things out of air drying clay almost as much as crochet! (but not quite.)

Until next time, I’ll be building a family of angels and shrooms!

Emma x

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The finished Granny blanket!

Hello everyone out there- I hope you are all well and dandy!

I only have a small but lovingly crafted item to show you today – the collaborative knitty and crochety (I know – not a word!) Granny blanket. Twenty squares of muted gorgeousness! I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

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The cream outline of each square helped the blanket to gel together and the delicate wide border sets it off beautifully. Don’t ask me how I did it because rather daftly I made it up and didn’t write it down (will I ever learn?). ┬áSo once again (like the grey baby sampler blanket) I won’t be able to check back when I want to use it for something else – grrr!

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Here’s an up close shot of the border. I do love it lots. This blanket has surprised me – I never expected it to work out as well as it has!

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It’s also very soft and snuggly and a stash buster. I used an assortment of wool for this creation – some Debbie Bliss no less (the muted pink and the brown) as well as others that I has squirrelled away for a rainy day!

All that remains now is to post it to my gorgeous Granny!

Until next time, I’ll be nipping to the post office.

Emma x

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