Thursday, 9 July 2009

Crafty catch-up

Hello! What a week it has been. Work has been really very busy with many deadlines to meet before Friday. Disappointingly, I haven't had a chance to add to my blog until now. Anyway, here goes......... The weekend was wonderful and I spent a few hours beavering away on my sewing machine while the sun shone and the birds sang! What a productive way to spend a day! I made a few little things for birthdays that are coming up. I would show you the finished creations but my camera has decided to misbehave, so I will post them as soon as I can. Is it just me, or do you enjoy the process of making something for someone so much more than simply going to the shops to buy a gift? Late on Saturday afternoon, I decamped to my little outside terrace and did some work on my granny squares. This photo, which is rather dodgy shows just a few of the squares complete with their final cream and mauve rows. The photos really do not do the colours justice, but I am actually beginning to see what it will look like. This photo only shows 16 squares, but I have now completed 48!
As you can see though, I still have lots more to do- over 100 in fact! Then I will have the challenge of joining them up. Would you suggested stitching or crocheting them together?

It really was enjoyable sitting outside in the fresh air, lworking on my "grannies" while istening to the radio and sipping iced lemonade mixed with homemade elderflower cordial! Summertime bliss or perhaps just middle-age?

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Inspired Saturday

Have you ever woken up feeling full of inspired craftiness- so many ideas about lovely things to create that you just cannot wait to get started? Yesterday, was like that for me and I was definitely having difficulty focusing on my work and what I should have been doing! 5pm couldn't come fast enough and I was soon out the office door and on my way to find supplies- and what lovely things I found! Some beautiful Liberty fabric remnants. Oh, these are so gorgeous and flowery and utterly summery! I also bought some very pretty braids and two cards wrapped with old- fashioned ric-rac, in lovely pale blue and pink. Isn't "ric-rac" a lovely term- it sounds so much how it looks ric-rac/zig-zag! When I was a little girl, my favourite summer dresses were those with rows of ric-rac around the hem.
To add to the summery theme, I also bought a little box crammed with gorgeous buttons of all shapes and sizes in pretty pastel colours. There are some flower-shaped ones, heart shaped ones and loads of beautiful shiny round ones. The possibilities of what I can make this afternoon are endless- I'd better get to it!

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