I haven't been blogging much of late but I have been so busy making all sorts of goodies, in both crochet and sewing, so I've decided to show them here and make an attempt to catch up a little with my crafty life.
I have veered away from paper crafting completely and have returned to my crafting roots in textiles and I think this was inspired earlier in the year when I started quilt making for the children going through treatment for cancer.
It has been such a success with so many children receiving a comfort quilt thanks to the generosity of the lovely generous hearted people who have joined in and made them for LillyBo Quilts blog.
Recently, I have been making these friendship bracelets that my DD1 spotted on the lovely colourful, inspirational, Hakenenmeer blog. They have a super tutorial, on their left side bar, if anyone is interested in having a go and they have recently published a super new book.
My little grandees and their friends have been thrilled with them so I decided to make some for the cancer care group for the children and also for my grandee's school fete.
Not quite finished but these are my own idea with crochet flowers on plain bands.
I've also added the flowers to elastic headbands
and snap hair slides
More bracelets packaged up ready to go.
The headbands below have bows made from Liberty Tana Lawn fabric, and they are so popular with both adults and children.
These flowers can be used as handbag bling or keyfobs.
This larger flower has a pocket to hold keys
if the leaf is pulled the key goes neatly into the pocket.
The best thing is that I can take my crochet with me everywhere and most items have been made, in otherwise waste time, whilst travelling (airlines have never refused my taking a couple of hooks on the plane!), whilst sitting in the car, in waiting rooms etc. I find it's very relaxing to do, time passes happily and I have something worthwhile to show for it.
Next I'll be showing some of my recent fabric makes so keep popping in!