As it is the Easter Bank Holiday, I have a new project on my hook. Little Jess is in great need of some pretty blankets to sleep on and so I didn’t have to look far for some inspiration. I have a lot of crochet pins on my pintrest boards and I have a wish list that could go around the world at least once!
I hope you are all ok? I thought I would just drop in to show you my latest make and to thank you for all the kind feedback I have received regarding my free baby blanket pattern…The Angelece Baby Blanket
I have really enjoyed playing around with something a bit different to usual, and this is what I came up with. Of course, it had to have a bit of crochet somewhere and these little flowers were just perfect.
I am not the worlds greatest when it comes to sewing, but I do find it quite soothing, if the embroidery floss doesn’t get in a tangle. I did order some cheap embroidery floss to start with…this was a BIG mistake as it split and tangled so easily. Suffice to say the more expensive thread was of a much better quality and made the embroidery a pleasure.
The leaves and flowers are hooked from scraps of cotton and I glued them into position with a hot glue gun, and finished the centres with a tiny white bead.
Finally, I finished my hoop with a circle of mustard felt, which I also glued into position, just to give a tidy finish. It is a small piece of happiness.
I may just make some more, but I think I will keep each one completely unique…I have some other Mama sayings that I would like to stitch.
Well this is the last yarn a long Sunday in this June series. Apologies for this last session being a bit late…It has everything to do with a manic weekend, a 16 mile charity walk and a wedding in a field! It is still Sunday in the UK…so only a bit late eh!
I now have a little collection of cute summer projects and if you follow me on Instagram you will know what has captured my heart…but I will post about that separately in the week.
Just a couple of weekends ago, I abandoned work early, gathered my brood and made a little journey to a truly magical place. We only travelled 30 minutes away but we found ourselves in a different world.
We went glamping…that is camping in style!
And let me tell you it was absolutely luxurious. Running hot water, flushing toilet, the most comfortable bed in the world (honestly I felt like I was sleeping in a cloud) and a roll top bath with a gorgeous and very private view.
The boys happily shunned their screens and devices and spent hours splashing in the hot tub
and lighting fires
We cooked contently on the dutch oven (although there was a large wood burning stove inside our abode)
Oh my word… you guys have hooked, knit, sewn and crafted in some amazing places…but I think the most out there has to go to Connie who hooks whilst being a pillion passenger on the back of a motorbike! Yes you read motorbike!!!!
Now that’s extreme crochet and some serious nerves of steel.
This week I thought I would like to gather your ideas about what you like to hook, knit, sew, or craft in the sunshine. The weather here in the UK has been quite pleasant of late and I have several blankets on my hook and it’s just too warm to be hooking under a blanket for any length of time. I did write a blog post about the top 5 things to crochet when it’s hot which is just here…they included
gloves and tea cosies
But, I have hooked these now and am looking for some fresh ideas…What do you hook, knit, sew or craft when the temperature starts to rise?
Welcome to this Sunday’s yarn a long. Firstly, thank you to all of you who took part last week…I have learnt some very cool crafty hacks. I think one of my favourites was using dental floss on an aeroplane to cut thread instead of having your scissors confiscated as suggested by @laurahoueltextiles over on Instagram…you should go and check her beautiful feed out…very talented!
So to this weeks yarn a long.
As it has been ‘Happy world wide knit in public day’ this week
I thought I would ask…Where is the strangest place you have knit, crochet, sewn, crafted?
I tend to end up hooking whilst the little ‘big’ Robins are doing their sports
I am sure you can tell me of stranger places. Let me know in the comments thread below.
Last weeks yarn a long is just here if you want to read or share your crafty hacks. This series is also on Instagram @yarnyrobin
Welcome to the first yarn a long Sunday in June. This is actually the fifth yarn a Iong, the first four of which I hosted back in March. If you want to catch up on those you can find the relevant links just here.
Yes, just for the month of June, Yarn – a – long Sunday is returning as requested.
The series back in March was fun for me and I know I had a fair bit of lovely feedback about how some of you enjoyed joining in to. So I will be kicking things of on Sunday 03rd June and I’m hoping you will make a cuppa and join in and have some fun. I am also going to run the series over on Instagram too so you can join in there if you prefer. You can find me @yarnyrobin.
If you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about then you can check out March’s yarn – a – long posts just here,here,here and here!
Well this is the last yarn a long Sunday in this March series. It feels like ‘blink and you will have missed it!’
Easter has hurtled at us and March is almost through!
Thank you so much for last weeks natter…I loved chatting with you about life’s little motto’s. I found it quite inspirational and have carried them with me through this week…not always successfully, but I have tried.
If you are not quite sure what I’m on about you can check out last weeks comment thread just here.
You can find week 1’s ‘Why do you craft, crochet, knit?’ yarn a long, just here
and week 2’s ‘How to fix a crochet blanket’ just here …
just in caseyou wanted to catch up and of course you can still join in with any of them.
If you are returning then welcome back…and thank you.
Now, as this is our last yarn a long for now, this week’s topic is
Welcome to the third yarn a long Sunday…March is certainly flying by!
Thank you so much for last weeks natter…I really enjoyed your suggestions and helpful thoughts about how to fix my unravelled grannies…I think the general consensus was leave longer tails and weave them in more thoroughly!!!
just in caseyou want to catch up and of course you can still join in with any of them.
If you are returning then welcome back…and thank you.
Now, this weeks yarn a long is based upon one of my life mottos
I have loved this quote for a long time; I know some people say to me why would you want to jump out of a window? Mr. R included…he is not a fan!
But to me the sentiment behind these words is extremely powerful. I guess no one would jump out of a window given the choice…well most people wouldn’t. I’m guessing the window ishigh up…if you have to grow wings on the way down, then there is a bit of a free fall one would assume.
Jumping out of a window is a last resort, it’s desperate, it’s uncomfortable and frightening and your on your own. I have found it is in these places in life, in the struggle, in the heartache, in the mess, that you find a strength you did not know youhad…your wings if you will.
For me my faith soars and the thing with wings is… you can fly. And if you can fly then you can flutter higher than any window you have to jump out of, you can rise and swoop in freedom.
So, I cling at times to this Ray Bradbury quote and at other times I am motivated by it and occasionally I soar, and often I just seem to flap about like mad!
Do you have any life motto’s I’d love for you to share in thecomments thread below.