Happy New Year!

Hello gorgeous fairy folk I hope you are well and not too soggy.

Hasn’t it rained ( I know that may be the understatement of the year so far!) Even in sunny little Jersey it has rained and rained … Oh and rained some more. For the first time this week I managed to collect Little Miss H without getting totally soaked.

Anyhow, what have I been up to you may ask. Well there has been crochet rug making

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Here is a different angle for you

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Look at my happy flowers pretending it’s not winter! Little Miss H has claimed the rug … Although I still have quite a few rounds to go.

Then there was quite a bit of this

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Some of this

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Scarf making … I have to say it is taking longer than anticipated to complete my 29 squares! I hope to have them complete before the really cold weather hits!

I think the reason my makes are taking so long is because I have been lured by the gorgeousness of felt flowers! Here is my next attempt in the making!

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Daisies and a bright yellow chrysanthemum that makes me smile! Hope to show you the finished article soon!

Until next time, I’ll be trying to finish off projects!

Emma x

 

Fascinators and a little stripeyness!

Hello all in blogland. I hope you are all keeping warm and snuggly on this grey rainy day. I have the lurgy so am feeling very sorry for myself. Lots of honey and lemon drinks, fireside snoozing, crochet and a film with Little Miss H is on my agenda for this afternoon.

In the meantime I wanted to pop on by to show you what I’ve been up to recently. A lovely colleague of mine recently gave me a challenge. She was off to a wedding and was wearing black and cream. She had a black fascinator which she wanted to add some cream to and with me being a crafty sort of gal thought I might be able to help.

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Here it is looking pretty in black. I tried many (many) ways to attach the little cream feathers. But first I sewed around the bases to give me something to ‘grab’.

Featured imageThey needed to be able to be detached easily – I tried stitching them to the net – no good. I tried the teeniest bit of glue – no good. In the end I came up with this.

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I attached them to a piece of black embroidery thread before winding the thread round the base of the net rose and tying it off – this way the feathers were secure but would also be easy to detach. – phew!

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It was tricky to get a photograph of them – so here’s another one for you to peruse! I was quite pleased with the finished result.

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On my hook at the moment is this little stripey cosy. I love the grey and the bright colours – no pattern – just random stripes whenever I feel like them.

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This shot was taken on a day a lot sunnier than this one!! I love daffs – they instantly cheer my house up and make me smile. Here’s another little shot of the stripes – just rows of double crochet measured to fit – looking a little wonky but infinitely cheery!

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Now I’ve shared I’m off to locate that hot honey and lemon, whack another log on the stove, grab a snuggly crochet blanket and watch something lovely with my girlie!

Until next time, I’ll be keeping snuggly!

Emma x

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