Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Blanket Finished, New Project Started

Woohoo I've finished my blanket! 

Doesn't it look great and just in time to keep me warm in this snowy weather!

So onto the next project also to keep me warm this winter. Last week I bought myself a new coat. Now when I say new I mean I scoured the charity shops and I found this really lovely red coat for £10 and what's more it still had it's tags :-) but bright pink doesn't go well with red so I need a new scarf, hat and gloves. Well scarves I can do and this is a good opportunity to have a go at making a hat but I don't think I'm up to making gloves so I was treated to a lovely pair from Accessorize to go with the wool I bought. So I have started on my scarf and here is how I chose the pattern and what it looks like so far. Check out my Project Diary regularly for updates on how it is going :-)

I have a folder of pretty crochet stitches so first I had a wander through that choosing the stitch I liked and thought I could do. This is the alternating fan stitch. If you like the stitch and would like to try it let me know and I'll type up the instructions.

It took me a bit to get the hang of the stitch. At first I managed to make my own up but as I was wanting to learn this one I undid it and started again! It didn't take too long before I had done this...

I really love this pattern! It's so pretty that I couldn't put it down and by the end of the evening it looked like this...

And I have done a few more rows this morning. I'm sure it won't be long 'til it's finished!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my projects and maybe it will inspire you to try something new!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Some Kitchen Bits Sorted

My mum has just got some new snazzy electronic talking scales and so I have now acquired her old ones! They are perfect although we only bought them last year they are old fashioned in style and will fit in perfectly with my shabby chic home! 

I just hope I have a big enough kitchen that I can have them on display on the surface!

The other thing I have done today is to sort out the food containers mum isn't using. 

Aren't they colourful? Some of them might be a bit small for food (even if there is only me) So I'm sure they will get put to good use for beads or other crafty bits.

I have found a basket I can use to keep them neatly contained so they could sit on a shelf and look a bit pretty or go in a cupboard and be easy to get out to choose the one I need!
All I need to do now is get on with finding a house! Well I mean there are lots of other things I could be doing to prepare, making things, sorting things, boxing things but I must get on with getting on peoples waiting lists otherwise I could still be here this time next year!