Saturday, 21 February 2015

Flower Power

It's been a quiet few weeks on the sewing front but my hands have not been idle. 
I decided I wanted to make a crochet Spring Wreath. I've been inspired by the fabulous ones I've seen on pintrest.
Here's how I'm doing at the minute!
Quite a few more to make yet I think and lots of leaves left to do. But I'm really pleased with what I've done so far, as I'm only just venturing away from basic crochet!
 I've spent far too much time on YouTube watching tutorials but I don't think I would have even started the wreath without them. As I'm not very good at following crochet patterns!

 I've finished Lily's Flower Heart and she loves it so that's all good! It's hanging on her bedroom wall with all her other favourite things.
O no I feel a Sound Of Music moment coming on! I think I might watch that tonight as I do some more flowers.

Have a great weekend.

Melanie xxx

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Swap Makes

I joined Cheryll's Initial Heart swap again this year and these are the gifts I sent to my partner.
The stitchery on the needle case was a design by Rosalie Quinlan.
I didn't make the case as per the pattern as I wanted to put a few extras in.
I made pockets for scissors, needles and an unpicker (essential when I'm sewing)
These are the gifts I received from Andrea @ Indigo Blue Designs
I loved them.
The Heart had my initial as a charm. I love it.
Thanks Andrea and thanks to Cheryll for hosting this fab swap.

I also received my Send a Little Love swap gifts from Karren @ My Handmade Adventure
I loved the gifts she sent especially the washers I have quite a collection now. But they are all much to nice to use! 
Thanks Karen you spoiled me!
I made Karen a mug bag. I used the Red Brolly free Mug Bag tutorial, and a crochet heart. The pattern was from Attic24 a great place for crochet patterns. I seem to use that site alot at the moment.
A big thanks to Tracy @ Mad About Bags for hosting.

Have a great week.

Melanie xxx

Monday, 2 February 2015

Owls Again!

I'm sitting writing this and thinking of what I should do with my free week. Lily had gone to France with school and Rowan is staying at her boyfriends. 

I suppose I should have planned something, but I'm suffering from acute toothache caused by a couple of abscesses.  I'm hoping the tablets the dentist prescribed kick in soon, as I'm so over the amount of pain they're causing me.

Last week was quite a productive week and I got lots done but I can't post about some of them until they have reached their destinations.

I can show you two more Owls that flew into the gift box last week though.
From left to right  Ivy, Sharron and Helga.

I've really enjoyed making the owls they're quick and easy which is always a bonus. I had better put my thinking cap on and decide what to do this week.

Have a great week.
Melanie xxx

Melanie xxx