You know how much I love colour and crochet, well this is a really fun project! I have been testing out lots of new stitches from a vintage crochet book I have. I have then played around with the stitches and come up with my own versions. My new favorite stitch is the bubble stitch. I have so many design ideas for these stitches that I actually can’t sleep!
The present in the post for January was a pair of cable armwarmers that I knitted using a lovely chunky Sirdar wool. All the names of my subscribers have gone into my glass jar and the winner this month is…
…Tamsyn Gregory! Congratulations Tamsyn, if you email me with your address I will pop your present in the post. This month 37 new people have subscribed to my blog – thank you all very much! February is going to be another very busy month, with a couple of book reviews, an update on my heirloom quilt and something special happening in my online shops!
Because it was Valentines Day yesterday todays colour is Pink the colour of love. It is has the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The stronger the pink, the more passion and energy it has. Pink is also the colour of hope. Also it looks fab when worn! If I wear hot pink it always puts me in a good mood. Can’t wait for the spring and the trees to go this colour 🙂 We even had a pink sky to start the day, and I am wearing a pink cardi and bright pink tights. Have a Happy Colourday xx
I’m making more flowers to be made into hair bobbles, thinking of lovely spring colours and Easter eggs. Willing the cold grey days to hurry up and go away 😉
These were crocheted with 2 balls of yarn, cream DK and a multicoloured 4 ply.
I am having a bit of a clear out of my old knitting patterns on E bay. I really love them especially the styling in the pictures and the hairdo’s, but I need the space. Mostly they are hidden away and it would be lovely if they went to new homes 🙂 (there will be lots I can’t part with and may have to frame up).
I had been thinking of a way to display my little crochet hair bobbles and hair slides at fairs.
One of my ideas was to get a makeup or styling head and just cover it in hair accessories for display.
On Saturday me and my son Arty were at his schools tabletop sale, Arty was shopping and wanted to show me something that he would like to buy (the idea was to get rid of toys but that did not go to plan). Then I spotted it underneath a hat the perfect head (Arty got what he wanted to).
Well perfect except for the hair! I had been collecting Barbies to design and crochet clothes for, so had some experience in getting the hair back to normal.
I gently washed it and added conditioner then combed out the matted bits starting at the scalp and working outwards.
It is a lot better but still not perfect. It does make a good model though 🙂
I’m looking forward to using her as my model and taking lots more photographs, possibly some retro style ones. I will also keep my out for another one as she is going to be great when I do fairs this year.